Post element

The Post element is the public-facing side of Finalsite Posts, in which you can display posts from one or multiple Boards and/or a Collection on a Composer page.

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Element Settings

In addition to the common element settings, the Post element includes the following configuration options.

Content Filters

  • Display posts from Collection: Select a Collection from the dropdown menu. Only one Collection can be displayed in a Post element.

  • Display posts from Boards: If desired, select one or more Boards from the dropdown list.

  • Show [X] posts: Choose to display all posts, only featured posts, or only non-featured posts in this element.

  • That also belong to: Select whether to display posts with “All Tags,” or only ones with “Specific Tags.” To choose tags, type the tag name in the Search box and then click on the tag name in the results below. Note: It’s only possible to filter by tags, not categories. Categories are board-specific and meant only for back-end organization, while tags can be used on any board.

  • (SINGLE ONLY) Display specific post: Display a specific post from any board. Click “Select Post” and then filter by title to find the post and select it from the list. 

Content Details

  • Display any of the following elements of posts on the main element.

    • Post Title

    • Author

    • Publish Date

    • Publish Time

    • Categories

    • Summary

    • Body

    • Sharing Buttons

    • Thumbnail

    • Tags

    • (LIST, GRID, AND SLIDESHOW ONLY) Link titles to post details

    • (LIST, GRID, AND SLIDESHOW ONLY) [Read More] link

    • (SINGLE ONLY) Comments: Choose from several formats to display a commenter’s name and whether to display their avatar.

Pop-up Details (LIST, GRID, AND SLIDESHOW ONLY)

  • If details are linked in the Content details and “Link To Popup” is selected, display any of the following elements of posts in the popup.

    • Post Title

    • Author

    • Publish Date

    • Publish Time

    • Categories

    • Summary

    • Body

    • Thumbnail

    • Tags

    • Comments: Choose from several formats to display a commenter’s name and whether to display their avatar.

Controls

  • Display alert icons: If RSS feeds and/or Subscriptions are enabled for the Board, display icons for the applicable option(s).

  • (LIST AND GRID ONLY) Display option to [Load More]: Allow user to load more stories than initially displayed.

  • (SLIDESHOW ONLY) Scrolling: Select either a "vertical" or "horizontal" orientation for this slideshow.

  • (SLIDESHOW ONLY) User Control Type: Use the dropdown to choose how end users can manually advance the slides. You can choose to overlay a series of clickable dots along the bottom of the slideshow, left and right arrows on the edges, both control types, or neither (meaning users will not be able to manually advance/repeat slides at all).

  • (SLIDESHOW ONLY) Autoplay: Select whether or not the slideshow should automatically cycle through posts, and if so, how long each post should remain on the screen.

  • (SLIDESHOW ONLY) Show [X] items per slide: Set how many posts are displayed at a time in the slideshow.

  • Transition effect: Choose how the slide transitions are animated - posts can either “slide” or “fade” into one another.

Formatting

  • Date Format: Set the format for displaying dates.

  • Date Separator: Configure the character used to separate day, month, and year digits when dates are displayed numerically.

  • Time Format: Set the format for displaying the start time of each event.

  • (LIST, GRID, AND SLIDESHOW ONLY) Display [X] items from:

    • Most recent: Display the most recent posts.

    • Current Month/Current Week: Use these settings to restrict the element to only showing posts from the current month or week. The element display will refresh on the first of the month, or on Sunday, respectively.

    • Within a Date Range: Set an absolute span of dates for the element to cover, using the calendar picker controls.

    • Within a Day Range: Set the number of days in the past and the number of days into the future the element will cover, relative to the current date.

  • (LIST, GRID, AND SLIDESHOW ONLY) Order by date: Choose to order posts in descending or ascending order.

  • Page Thumbnail: Select where to display the post’s thumbnail on the page, with various options for size, shape, and alignment.

  • (LIST, GRID, AND SLIDESHOW ONLY) Popup Thumbnail: If “Link To Popup” is selected, select where to display the post’s thumbnail in the popup, with various options for size, shape, and alignment.

  • (GRID ONLY) Show [X] columns wide: Select how many columns will be included in the grid, up to 5.

  • (SINGLE ONLY) Override page's title and metadata: This option will display the title of the post in the title bar of the browser, instead of the page name.

Advanced

  • Ignore URL Parameters: If this option is selected, the posts displayed in the element by default will remain even if user-selected criteria would normally override it.

Link To (LIST, GRID, AND SLIDESHOW ONLY)

  • If the “Link titles to post details” and/or “[Read More] link” settings are enabled, post details can be opened in the following locations.

    • Popup

    • Page: Select a page from the site tree that has a Single Post element on it.

    • Element: Place a Single Post element on the same page and choose it from the dropdown list.

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