Managing Sections

Pinned list

What is a Pinned list?

Pinned lists are manually selected lists of items.

Each list can include a list of one of the following item types:

  • articles
  • people
  • sections 
  • teams

Pinned lists allow you to select an exact group of items and define the exact order in which they display.

Example pinned list

Adding Items to a Pinned list

1. Edit pinned list 

  • Turn on Edit Mode
  • Click the pinned list green edit icon
  • Search for items by title or name and select
  • Drag and drop items to reorder
  • Remove items by clicking the 'X' next to the title
  • Click 'Save'

2. "Create new" button (articles only)

'Create new' buttons allow users to generate a new article quickly and easily. Once published, it will automatically be added to the pinned list.

Note: 'Create new' buttons only display if activated by an admin.

3. Apply a list style

  • A list style is used to define how a group of related elements should be displayed - you will need to decide which list style is best for your pinned list.

Setup

Name

At the moment the 'name' field is visible to admins only. Eventually it will be used to help users navigate to the pinned list.

Information types 

  • Types - Use the dropdown to change the type of information the list shows, e.g. articles, sections, people
  • Templates - every information type has multiple templates. For example, articles have News templates, Event templates, General templates etc. Templates added here will restrict the search. So if you add 'News' as a template, only News items will appear when you search for articles

Order and display

  • Order by - by default items in a pinned list display according to how they are listed within the edit box, i.e. in the order you add them. You can change this so the list displays in date order, or alphabetically by title

'Create new' buttons

  • Hide or display buttons - decide if you want buttons to display. Usually these buttons should be made available to admins only
  • Select templates - select which article templates should be available for users. Choose one or multiple

Connections

  • Show 'found within' breadcrumb - ticking this setting is recommended. It means that when viewing an article, a user can easily link back to the page the article is listed on. This provides essential context, allowing users to access background information and additional articles
  • Show pinned list in 'found within' dropdowns - allows authors to add an article to a pinned list while they are editing the article. This setting is not freqently used