Configuring Display Settings

From the Asset Publisher’s configuration page, open the Setup tab’s Display Settings sub-tab. This section gives you precise control over the display of your assets. There are many options available to configure how you want your content to appear. Many of these, such as printing, flags, ratings, comments, comment ratings, and social bookmarks work the same way they do in the Web Content Display application.

Show Add Content Button: When selected, an Add New button appears that lets users add new assets directly from the Asset Publisher application. This is checked by default.

Display Template: This selector lets you choose an application display template to customize how the Asset Publisher displays assets. These templates are in every site by default:

  • Abstracts: Shows the first 200-500 characters of the content, defined by the Abstract Length field. This is the default display template.
  • Table: Displays the content in an HTML table which can be styled by a theme developer.
  • Title List: Displays the content’s title as defined by the user who entered it.
  • Full Content: This display template displays the entire content of the entry.

There’s also the Rich Summary and Map display templates that belong to the global scope. The Rich Summary template provides a summary view of each asset along with a Read More link to the article’s full content. The Map template displays geo-localized assets in either a Google Map or an Open Street Map provider. The map provider can be configured in Instance Settings, and Site Settings in the Advanced section.

Abstract Length: Select the number of characters to display for abstracts. The default is 200.

Asset Link Behavior: The default value is Show Full Content, which displays the full asset in the current Asset Publisher. View in a Context causes that asset to be displayed in the application where the asset belongs. For example, a blog entry is displayed in Blogs where it was created. See the section below on display pages for more information.

Number of Items to Display: Select the maximum number of assets that can be displayed by the Asset Publisher. If pagination is enabled, this number represents the maximum number of assets that can be displayed per page.

Pagination Type: This can be set to None, Simple, or Regular. None displays at most the number of assets specified in the Number of Items to Display property. Simple adds Previous and Next buttons for browsing through pages of assets in the Asset Publisher. Regular adds more options and information including First and Last buttons, a dropdown selector for pages, the number of items per page, and the total number of results (assets being displayed).

Show Metadata Descriptions: Enables Metadata descriptions such as Content Related to… or Content with tag… to be displayed with the published assets.

Show Available Locales: Since content can be localized, you can have different versions of it based on locale. Enabling this option shows the locales available, so users can view the content in their languages.

Set as the Default Asset Publisher for This Page: The Asset Publisher app is an instanceable app: multiple Asset Publishers can be added to a page and each has an independent configuration. The default Asset Publisher for a page is the one used to display web content associated with the page.

Enable …: Enable/disable the following options for displayed assets:

  • Print
  • Flags
  • Related Assets
  • Ratings
  • Comments
  • Comment Ratings

The Print option adds a Print link to the full view of an asset displayed in the Asset Publisher. Clicking Print opens a new browser window with a print view of the asset. Enabling flags, related assets, ratings, comments, comment ratings, or social bookmarks add links to the corresponding social features to the view full of the asset in the Asset Publisher.

Metadata: Select various metadata types to be displayed (see below). For example, you can select tags and categories for display. Upon saving your configuration, the Asset Publisher displays tags and categories for each displayed asset. Then users can click on the tags and categories to filter the displayed assets manually.

Figure 1: You can configure the Asset Publisher to display various kinds of metadata about the displayed assets.

Figure 1: You can configure the Asset Publisher to display various kinds of metadata about the displayed assets.

Next you’ll learn about configuring subscriptions for email and RSS through the Asset Publisher.

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