Channels widget

The Channels widget displays a list of channels of the same type collected in the same area of the digital workplace. It allows workplace members to quickly and easily access the channels they want to view. It also provides a central location to download each Contact Card, making it easier to add content via email. A Channel widget can be placed on pages and spaces in your workplace. Blogs, calendars, folders, forums, microblogs, tasks, and wikis are all channel types that can be displayed in the Channels widget.

Sections in this article:

Considerations and caveats

  • Display order: Channels display in alphabetical order.

Set up

Follow these steps to set up this widget:

  1. Place a  Channels widget on a page, space, or dashboard. For more information, see Placing and setting up a widget
  2. Select the placed widget's Edit button.
  3. Review and make changes to the settings on the Options and Appearance tabs. You can find details about the widget's settings in the Settings section below.
  4. In the widget editor, select Update to apply your changes or Cancel to discard them.  
  5. At the bottom of your page, space, or dashboard, select Publish or Save as Draft to save your changes.

Settings

Setting Description
Title

Enter a title for the widget. The title appears as a heading above the widget's contents. You should use the title to provide context to the widget and better structure a page's content by clearly denoting different sections.

When entering a title, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should select  Translation and enter a title for each supported language. 

This field can contain a maximum of 140 characters.

Description

Enter a description for the widget. The description appears between the title and the widget's contents. You can use this text to provide information to users about the widget.

When entering a description, you do so only for your currently selected language. If your digital workplace supports multiple languages, you should select  Translation and enter a description for each supported language.

Channel Type

Select which channel type the widget displays. Options include:

  • Blog
  • Calendar
  • Folder
  • Forum
  • Microblog
  • Task
  • Wiki
Source

Select a page or space. The widget displays channels that are one level below this location.

Access rules determine what users will see when configuring and viewing the widget: 

  • Users who configure the widget can see pages and spaces in the source picker regardless of access.
  • Users who view the widget will not see any channels if they do not have at least Read access to the parent page or space. Otherwise, only channels to which they have at least Read access are visible.

To select a page or space:

  1. Select the field below Source.
  2. Search for a page or space by its name. This search will return up to 100 results.
  3. Select a page or space from the list of search results.
Number of results Enter the maximum number of results to increment by, and to display initially. You must enter a value between 1 and 99. If there are additional items to display, users can select the More link, found at the bottom of the feed, to load additional results.
Show add link Select to add an Add button to the widget. Administrators can use this button to add additional channels to the source location.
Download channels as contact cards Select to add Contact Card links next to each channel, and a Download all contact cards link to the widget. Selecting one of these links downloads a .vcf file that can be added to your email software's address book to make it easier to submit content by emailing the channel.
Options tab
Setting Description
Class Enter CSS class selectors to provide additional styling to the widget. For more information, see Applying custom CSS to widgets.
Height Select the height of the widget. Options include:
  • Auto: The leftmost slider position. The height of the widget will increase and decrease to contain what it is displaying.
  • Fixed: Select a fixed height between 50px to 600px in increments of 50px. A vertical scrollbar will appear on the widget if the content exceeds this fixed value.
Appearance tab

Note

Your digital workplace's theme overwrites many of the settings on the Appearance tab. However, the settings listed above are usable.