Usage

The slideshow is designed to display a list of featured topics in a slideshow, with extra topics displayed in a list following the slideshow.

Adding the portlet to a page

Procedure

  1. Go to the page where you want to add a Topics Featured portlet.
  2. Click Edit Mode.
  3. Click Create > Content > Slideshows.
  4. Drag the Topics Featured Slideshow to the page and save the page.

Creating content to display in the portlet

Procedure

  1. Create a content item by using the Topic content template.
  2. For the item to appear in the Topics Featured portlet you must:
    1. Select either /CTC Process/Selection Categories/Feature Category/Feature or CTC Process/Selection Categories/Feature Category/Special Feature under the Featured Option section.
    2. Select an image in either the Feature Image or Library Feature Image sections.
  3. Publish the item.

Content author customization options

Inline options

Using the direct edit menus, you can edit the list title.

Portlet configuration options

By clicking Open Edit Form from the portlet menu the content author can:
  • Edit the slideshow height
  • Select the type of transition, such as fade
  • Define how long the slideshow displays each image
  • Defines whether the slideshow should start automatically or manually
  • Select when to slideshow should pause, such as on hover
  • Select which control to use as paging controls
  • Select the context for the content

Site designer customization options

With the portal in edit mode, sight designers can make the same customization changes as content authors and more. Additionally, site designers can copy and change the building blocks of each portlet.

List component

East list portlet uses a component to define what content items are displayed in the portlet. The topic featured slideshow uses the following component:
  • CTC Design/List Components/Landing Latest Featured Items by Last Modified Date
If you need to customize this component, you must create a copy and save it into your own design library. By clicking Open Edit Form from the portlet menu, you then select the new component in the List component parameter of the portlet configuration document.

You can also select a different list component to use from the CTC Design library. These are located under: CTC Design/List Components/

List presentation

East list portlet uses a list presentation to define the design of the body, header, and footer of the items that are returned by the selected list component. The topic featured slideshow uses the following list presentation
  • CTC Design/List Presentation Components/Landing Feature Slideshow List Design for Static Content, with overflow list
If you need to customize this component, you must create a copy and save it into your own design library. By clicking Open Edit Form from the portlet menu, you then select the new component in the List component parameter of the portlet configuration document.

You can also select a different list presentation to use from the CTC Design library. These are located under: CTC Design/List Presentation Components/

CSS Style

The default stylesheet that is used by this portlet is contentSlideshow. To customize this CSS file, first make a copy of the CSS file, edit the copy, and then enter the name of the new CSS file in the CSS Style parameter in the portlet configuration document.

CSS files are stored in this WebDAV folder: dav://server:port/wps/mycontenthandler/dav/fs-type1/themes/Portal8.5/CTC/css

List Templates

The authoring templates that are selected in the List Templates section of the portlet configuration document determine what items are returned by the Landing Latest Featured Items by Publish Date component. The default template that is used by this portlet configuration is CTC Design/Topic. If you have created a customized copy of this template, you must specify it here so that your featured topics are displayed.