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Slideshows

For recommendations on when to use this widget, visit the widgets Best Practices page.  For examples of how widgets will look on your site, please refer to the Offices or Departments Widget Kitchen Sink pages.


How to Create a New Slideshow from the Website Browser

  1. Using the Website Browser tab, navigate to the page where you will be adding the widget and double click on the name of the page to preview it.
  2. In the upper right of the section in your page where you want to add the widget, click "Add".
  3. Chose "Widget" from the dropdown.
  4. In the left column of the dialogue box that appears, choose "CC - Slideshow"
  5. In the upper right corner, choose "Create New CC - Slideshow".
  6. Fill in the "Widget Title" field using the naming conventions outlined in the Widgets Best Practices page.
  7. Choose the "Folder/Host" to save the content in the appropriate place for your site.
  8. Fill in the "Gallery Title", which is the title that appears in the descriptive box below the slideshow.
  9. Fill in the "Teaser", which is the short phrase that appears below the title in the descriptive box below the slideshow.
  10. Select up to ten images using the "Browse" button next to the "Image" fields
    If you have already uploaded images:
    1. Navigate to your images in dotCMS where you saved them
    2. Click on the name of an image to choose it.
    OR
    Upload new images by doing the following:
    1. In the dialogue box that comes up, click on the icon to the right of the "Image URL" field and browse to the folder in dotCMS where want to save the image when you upload it.
    2. At the top of the dialogue box click "Upload New Image".
    3. Next to the "Upload New File" field, click the "Choose" button.
    4. Browse to the image on your computer, select it, and click "Open".
  11. When you are finished, click "Save" or "Save and Publish"
  12. Your widget will now display on the page you started from.
  13. In the administration column of the left of the page, click "Publish Page" and then click "OK" in the dialogue box that appears

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How to Create a New Slideshow from the Content Tab

  1. From the Content tab of the administration screen, chose "CC - Slideshow" from the "Type" dropdown at the top of the left column.
  2. In the upper right corner of the screen, click the "Add New Content" dropdown, then select the "Add New Content" option.
  3. Fill in the "Widget Title" field using the naming conventions outlined in the Widgets Best Practices page.
  4. Choose the "Folder/Host" to save the content in the appropriate place for your site.
  5. Fill in the "Gallery Title", which is the title that appears in the descriptive box below the slideshow.
  6. Fill in the "Teaser", which is the short phrase that appears below the title in the descriptive box below the slideshow.
  7. Select up to ten images using the "Browse" button next to the "Image" fields
    If you have already uploaded images:
    1. Navigate to your images in dotCMS where you saved them
    2. Click on the name of an image to choose it.
    OR
    Upload new images by doing the following:
    1. In the dialogue box that comes up, click on the icon to the right of the "Image URL" field and browse to the folder in dotCMS where want to save the image when you upload it.
    2. At the top of the dialogue box click "Upload New Image".
    3. Next to the "Upload New File" field, click the "Choose" button.
    4. Browse to the image on your computer, select it, and click "Open".
  8. When you are finished, click "Save" or "Save and Publish"
  9. Continue to the next set of instructions to add the List of Links you created to a page.

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How to Add an Existing Slideshow to a Page

  1. Using the Website Browser tab, navigate to the page where you will be adding the widget and double click on the name of the page to preview it.
  2. In the upper right of the section in your page where you want to add the widget, click "Add".
  3. Chose "Widget" from the dropdown.
  4. In the left column of the dialogue box that appears, choose "CC - Slideshow"
  5. Type a term into the "Search" field based on how you have named your widget and click the "Search" button to shorten the list of widgets available.
  6. Click "Select" to the left of the widget you would like to add to your page.
  7. Your widget will now display on the page you started from.
  8. In the administration column of the left of the page, click "Publish Page" and then click "OK" in the dialogue box that appears.

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How to Edit a Slideshow from Your Page

  1. Using the Website Browser tab, navigate to the page where you will be adding the widget and double click on the name of the page to preview it.
  2. In the upper left corner of the widget you wish to edit, click "Widget".
  3. Modify any of the fields you wish to change.
  4. When you are finished, click "Save" or "Save and Publish".

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How to Edit a Slideshow from the Content Tab

  1. From the Content tab of the administration screen, chose "CC - Slideshow" from the "Type" dropdown at the top of the left column.
  2. Use the following "Widget Title" and/or "Folder/Host" fields to input information specific to your widget.
  3. Click the "Search" button.
  4. Click on the name of the widget from the list that you would like to edit.
  5. Modify any of the fields you wish to change.
  6. When you are finished, click "Save" or "Save and Publish"

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