Organize content: Collections

Collections allow you to gather specific posts from any board and display them together in an order you select.

To create a new collection or edit an existing one, open the Posts module, then select "Collections."

Partial view of Posts dashboard with Collections tab highlighted on side menu

Click "+ New Collection" to create a new group of posts or "+ Add to Collection" to edit one that already exists.

When creating a new collection, first give it a name, then save. 

New Collection modal with Collected stories entered into Name field

Next, click "+ Add to Collection" to start adding posts to it. A new window will pop up, listing all of your previous posts, their author, publish date, board, and status.

Add Post modal showing list of posts and Filter field

Select one or more posts from this list to add to the collection.

Note: The post selection list only shows your most recent posts. If you do not see the post you're looking for, search for the post by its title in the Filter box.

Once posts have been added to a collection, use the three-dot action menu at the right to adjust its position in the collection, or remove it. (You can also drag and drop posts into a new order). Click the "Update" button at the lower left when finished. Posts in the collection will always appear in this order.

Four posts in a collection with action menu visible and three-dot button highlighted for one post

After saving a collection, you can display it on Composer site pages with a Post element, just like a board. Go to Composer, and add a Post element on the page where you want to display your collection.

Open the Post element settings. Expand the "Content Filters" section, and choose the collection you want to display from the "Display posts from Collection" dropdown. 

Post element settings with Content Filters section expanded and collection filter settings highlighted

You can use the other settings in the Content Filter section to display only posts with certain tags, or only "Featured" or "Non-Featured" posts.

Save the element settings. The collection's posts will appear in the element.

Note: You can set up a Post element to display both a collection and board(s). If you do this, the collection will always appear before the board posts, and any posts that are included in the collection will not be repeated.

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