This article describes a product currently in beta testing, Resources. Although we strive to keep it as up to date as possible, the information is subject to change. If you are interested in joining the beta program, please fill out the form at finalsite.com/resource-beta.
What goes better with Posts than Resources? Posts users can create a personalized resource collection for their post, and have it display in a Resource element alongside the Single Post element.
Add resources to post
Adding resources to a post is simple - just click on the “Attach Resources” button underneath the “Thumbnail & Resources” section of the Edit Post screen. A Resources screen will appear, allowing you to add as many resources as you want, whether existing resources or ones that you add specifically for the post. Click on the “+ Add Resource” button to find or upload resources. Click “Back to Post” when you’re done, and return to the Edit Post screen to finish your post.
Display resources alongside posts
There are two components required to display a post’s resource collection in Composer: A Post element set to Single format that is linked to a Resource element. Place both these elements on your page and configure them however you’d like.
Once your elements are set up, it’s time to link them. You may have noticed there’s no “Link To” option on the Single Post element settings, the way there is on other formats. Good eye! Temporarily, it’s necessary to switch over to any of the other formats to create the link, and then switch back to the Single format.
Once you switch format, expand the “Link To” menu and choose “Element.” From the dropdown list, select your Resource element. Then, switch back to the Single format and save the element. Even though you can’t see it, the Link To settings are preserved.
Finally, make sure your Post List, Grid, or Slideshow element is set to open up the full article in that Single Post element, whether it’s on the same page or a different page. That way, when a post with resources is clicked, the post will open in the Single Post element, which will trigger the Resource element to display the post’s resources.