Works in conjunction with the News module to display news posts in a rotating left to right movement in a target department, or by tag.



How do I add this widget to a page?

  1. Click Edit Page
  2. Click the Edit Content icon (pencil) and select either Insert before or Insert after
  3. Choose the News Carousel widget
  4. At minimum you will need to select the department that the list of articles should be pulled from. Additional fields that can be filled out and their descriptions are listed below;
    • Tags - Allows you to select a tag to display only articles that have that tag.
    • Article Limit - The maximum number of articles contained within the carousel. The number of visible items can be defined under Advanced settings.
    • List Heading - List heading. If blank, heading will not display.
    • Heading Size - You can choose the size of the heading, if one is entered. The available options for sizes range from H1 through H5.
    • Description - Enter a short description of the list. If nothing is entered no description will be displayed. Please note a heading needs to be entered in the List Heading field for the description to appear.

    • Title Size - You can choose the size of the article titles. The available options for sizes range from H1 through H6.
    • Thumbnails - If a photo is entered in a person's profile, should it be shown? The default is on.
    • Dates - If the event of the article should be shown or not. Default is on. 
    • Teasers - If text from an article's abstract should be displayed or not. Default is on.
    • Read More -  Enable/Disable "Read More" link for each item listed.. Default is off.
    • Visit Link Text  - Text link to view all related people's profiles. If blank, the link will not display.

    • Subscribe/RSS Link - Enables/Disables subscribe link (RSS feed.) - Default is off.  
      Note: Some browsers do not handle RSS feeds so code will be displayed on the screen. An external RSS reader will need to be used by visitors if they are using Chrome

  5. Additional fields can be found in the Settings tab, changing these is optional and not necessary for the function of the widget. But they will allow you to customize the widget to your liking. The fields and their descriptions are listed below;
    • Auto Width - If the items displayed in the widget need to have a  consistent width on all devices. Flip the switch to on by default it is off.  

    • Items Displayed (Mobile) - Control the amount of items to be displayed on screen for small devices (i.e. mobile phone). This value has no effect when "Auto Width" is enabled.
    • Items Displayed (Tablet) - Control the amount of items to be displayed on screen for medium devices (i.e. tablet). This value has no effect when "Auto Width" is enabled.
    • Items Displayed (Desktop) - Control the amount of items to be displayed on screen for large devices (i.e. desktop, standard monitor). This value has no effect when "Auto Width" is enabled.
    • Items Displayed (Large Desktop) - Control the amount of items to be displayed on screen for large devices (i.e. desktop, standard monitor). This value has no effect when "Auto Width" is enabled.

      Note: That the number of navigation dots that will be displayed on the screen, if they are turned on, will be equal to the number set in Post Limit and not the number set in the Items Displayed fields, that are listed above.

    • Spacing - This field lets you control the margin (pixels) between each item.
    • Autoplay - Should the carousel automatically play.
    • Loop - By default the carousel will loop but it can be turned off here.
    • Speed- You can customize the speed of the carousel by entering a number (in milliseconds) here.
    • Navigation - By switching this to on, arrows will be displayed on either side of the widget allowing a visitor to manually navigate through the slides.
    • Dots - Similar to the navigation arrow, dots are displayed at the bottom of the widget. They allow a visitor to navigate through the carousel by shifting to the items associated the dot.
  6. When you are finished, click on the green Create button and your News Carousel widget will show up on the page. 
  7. Make sure to click the Save --> Publish options just as you would when you're editing page




Additional Articles


Additional Widget Information 

  • If you select "None (sample content)" as the department for the widget to pull information from, dummy text and information will be shown for the entries. This is could be used to create a  page and see how it looks, before you have the information that will be displayed.