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General plugin information

General plugin information

When you first change the plugin to Multiple Content you'll see this layout.  

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  1. This is just the content type.  If you change it from "Multiple Content" what lay below would change according to what plugin was chosen.
  2. This is where you chose what content you wish to show in your layout.  How you organize this content is up to you.  It does not matter if the content is all on one page or from many pages.  No matter how you organize it all options in Multiple Content work with individual content elements.  
  3. This is the plugin options, where you choose how you want to display this content (tabs, slider, columns etc) and then the options below will change according to what type it is.  The options for each are covered on the "how to" for each type.

The Tabs

 

  1. General - this is where you will change the plugin style (whether or not it's tabs, columns or a slider).  This tab is where each style's options are displayed.  
  2. Title - overwrite titles - I think this is if you are using the same content for multiple purposes and want to have different titles.  This is one of the features I still need to explore.
  3. Attributes - this would be say "style="background-color:white"" or class="myclass".  Regular users might not use this but you are welcome to play with it.
  4. Options - these are special options for the style you've chosen.  This is one place that 95% of users won't want play with.  Often it's Javascript.  Each description of each style of Multiple Content you can choose will have a link to the available options.  I have only 5 words for those who wan to try this "Try at your own risk".  

 Generally you won't need to do anything with attributes and you won't want to play with options.  You do not need to, it will probably do what you want without any of these.

Selecting a Style

It's easy to choose what style you want.  You can either use the select drop list or click on the icons below that.

  1. Two Column (Example) (How to setup)
  2. Three Column  (Example) (How to setup)
  3. Four Column (Example) (How to setup)
  4. Five Column (Example) (How to setup)
  5. Tabs (Example) (How to setup)
  6. Accordion (Example) (How to setup)
  7. Slider (Example) (How to setup)
  8. Slidedeck (Example) (How to setup)
  9. Easy Accordion (Example) (How to setup)
  10. Booklet (Example) (How to setup)

Choosing Content to show

Content can all be on one page or from several pages.  Image for the slider should be the same size though.  Each tab/accordion section/slider/ is one content element.  You cannot do this if all images/content is in one content element.  Each section has to be in it's own content element.

To choose the content to show using this plugin you'll first click the small folder icon "Browse for records".

You'll get a popup window displaying your pagetree.  Click on the page that has your content you want to use.  On the left you'll then see the available content, click on the + next to the content title.  If you have not given your content a header, "no title" will display here.

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 Once you have your content chosen you can go onto choosing the plugin style.

Using inline content

What is inline content?  It's content that you place on the same page as the plugin.  Why would you want to do this?  The best reason is that content on separate pages might be found by a search engine.  With the content all on your plugin page, the search engine will find it not pages elsewhere. 

To do this:

On the plugin tab of the content element in the "general" tab of the plugin you'll see "View" and below it a select list with "Contents" at the top.  This is how you would add content from external pages (see above).  Change this to "inline content".

You'll be asked if it is alright for the page to refresh and show new fields.  Choose "OK" (really you want to do it).

You'll then get "Create new Pagecontent" text and icon. 

You'll be given the exact same options as if you were adding content in the page module or the list module.  Add your content and save it.  You'll get another "Create new Pagecontent" above the one you just created.

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You can add as much content as you want to work with within the plugin.

 

 

Editing Inline content

If you are using inline content (content on the same page as the plugin), there are a couple of things you'll need to know to edit that content.

1.  From the page module, you won't see the content.  You'll have to click the plugin edit button to get to it from the page module.

2.  From the view module you can edit either content elements or the plugin itself.  To edit either content element, must mouse over it. 

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To edit the plugin, mouse over the space between the two content elements:

3.  In the list module you can easily see both the content elements and the plugin.  Since the two content elements were created in the plugin, they won't show on the page without the plugin:

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