Create a new Dynamic Content configuration: Posts

To create a new Posts configuration, select “Dynamic Content” from the Messages main menu, choose “Posts” from the left nav, and click the “+ Content” button in the top-right corner.


Enter a title for the configuration.

Expand the “Content Filters” menu. Select a collection, and/or choose one or more boards from which to pull the Posts content.


Just like the Post element, you have the option to display all posts or only featured posts, as well as only those posts with a specific tag or tags. Role and group settings for the post will be ignored, however, as it is not possible to track a user’s role information via email.

2018-10-18_12-10-18.png Under “Content Details,” choose which elements of the posts you would like to display in your messages. These can be:

  • Thumbnail
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publish Date
  • Publish Time
  • RSS Summary
  • Read More
  • Summary (not recommended)
  • Body (not recommended)

Summary and Body content are not recommended because they may contain HTML content that’s not compatible with the email format. This may cause the content to display incorrectly or break the email’s formatting, especially on responsive (mobile) displays.

Each of these fields can be given custom formatting once you select them. Choose a different font family, font size, alignment, font weight, and color for each detail to give a thoroughly unique look to your dynamic content. "Inherit Element Font" will use the font set in the “Formatting” menu below.


Finally, “Formatting” allows you to designate how many posts will appear, what order they’ll appear in, the date format, the spacing between posts, and whether to link the post title back to the default board post page. You can also customize the font that posts content will use in the message.

Once you have configured the settings, click “Save” at the lower right to finalize the configuration. Your configuration will then be available to use in the Message and Template editor.

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  • Note: There is an option to change the color of text in the details area. However, unlike other areas of FinalSite, this area uses a 3 digit hexadecimal code for color rather than the 6 digit. To find a similar color to your 6 digit colors you can use a converter like the one at

    It would be helpful if these fields used the same 6 digit color codes as the rest of Composer.

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