Feeds are displayed on Composer pages via the Feeds element, found in the “Social” tab of the element library:
Drop a Feeds element onto a Composer page, then click the pink ‘gear’ icon to adjust its settings:
The Edit Feeds Element Settings window pops up:
Feeds Element Settings
Use the tabs at the top to select a format for the element.
- List format displays the source content in a single vertical column
- Grid format displays social media posts in a grid layout. You can use the controls to select how many columns are in the grid.
- Slideshow format is a single panel showing social media posts in a rotation. You can select to display from one to six posts at a time in the element.
- Custom format is used by Finalsite’s developers during deployment to create any other presentations called for in your site’s design.
Use the “Sources” dropdown menu to select the social media posts that will show up in this element. This dropdown menu is populated with the Feeds sources selected by your school during the Feeds deployment process.
The “Display” dropdown menu controls how many posts from all of your sources appear in the element.
The “Show up to X posts wide” dropdown menu controls the width of the Feeds element on the site page. The Feeds element is responsive - as the user shrinks the size of their browser window, Feeds will step down the number of columns displayed.
The controls in the “Design” section of the element settings let you add a background image, header and footer to the element, if you want.