Multiple articles

The Multiple Articles module of the Website application allows you to display a number of articles in different display modes, with or without a link to the article detail page.

This module can be useful, for example, to display blog posts or to add a FAQ section to your website.

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General configuration of the module

GRAPHIC INTERFACE

Option Description
Display Mode Allows you to choose between Accordion, Blog, Mosaic, or News List mode on the left or right.
Number of articles Allows you to decide the number of articles that will be displayed among all the articles in the category, according to the display order you choose
Display Order Controls how items are displayed on your page:
  • Date of creation (the oldest article is the first displayed) - Default
  • Creation date in descending order (the most recent item is the first displayed)
  • Alphabetical 
  • Alphabetically descending

 

ARTICLES DISPLAYED

Option Description
Category Allows you to select from which categories the articles displayed in this module come from (you can decide to include all categories)
Keywords Allows you to select the articles displayed by keywords. You can choose none or several keywords.
Groups Allows you to select articles displayed by groups. You can choose none or multiple groups.
Archives Allows you to control whether the articles displayed include, do not include, or include only archived articles.

 

ELEMENTS ON DETAIL VIEW

Option Description
Detail Page Items' Display Allows you to choose which items of the article will be visible from the article's detail page

 

SEARCH FUNCTION

Option Description
Allow to filter by category Allows the user to filter the articles displayed by choosing a category from the list of categories. Useful only when articles from all categories are displayed.
Allow to filter by category Allows the user to filter the displayed articles by choosing one or more keywords in the keyword list.

 

Specific configuration for different display modes

Each display mode allows for a different configuration specific to their operation.

ACCORDION MODE

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This mode displays articles titles as a list and allows the user to open or close them, showing or hiding their contents. Depending on what you choose to display, the title, creation date, introduction, category and author will be visible on the closed article. The content of the article, keywords and associated groups are visible on the open article.

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In the configuration, you can choose whether, by default, articles are opened or closed. If they are closed, you can also choose to open the first article automatically. In any case, the user of your website will be able to open and close them as they wish.

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This mode is particularly useful for creating FAQ sections.

BLOG MODE

The blog mode displays articles in a list format with a button that redirects to a detail page containing the specific articles. 

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It can also be configured to display a featured article. Depending on the display order chosen, the first article will be featured.

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In its configuration, in addition to choosing which items are displayed on the item detail page, you can also choose to display the items of your choice and in the order of your choice for the list view. Check the items you want to appear in the list view and use the icon mceclip0.png by dragging the fields to change their order.

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In Blog mode, the item detail page can contain a "Other News" block that is also configurable. 

 

DETAIL PAGE INTERFACE

Option Description
Display Mode Allows you to choose whether a block of "Other News" showing other articles in a list is displayed on the detail page of an article. Also allows you to choose the location of this block.
Other News - Block Title Allows you to choose the title of this block. By default, there is no title.
Label of the link "Back to Articles List"  Allows you to change the label of the "Back to articles list" button.
Show creation date, author, category, keywords Allows you to choose the items of the other articles displayed in the block "Other news".
Number of news Allows you to choose how many news items the "Other news" block contains.
Number of articles with photo Allows you to filter the number of articles containing images in the "Other news" block.
Number of columns Allows you to divide the articles in the block "Other news" into columns.

By default the blog mode redirects the user to a detail page containing the article. However, the Call to action section in the module configuration also allows redirection to an existing page of your website.

 

CALL TO ACTION

Option Description
Detail Page Allows to redirect, from the list of articles, to another existing page of the website containing a multiple articles module rather than to the detail page of the article.
Label for "Read more" link If there is a redirection to a page of the site, you can change the wording of the button that allows the redirection. By default the button is represented by an arrow.

 

NEWS LIST MODE ON THE LEFT OR ON THE RIGHT

The difference between these modes and the Blog mode is in the presentation. Unlike the Blog mode, which offers a list of articles, the "News List" modes present the first article in its entirety, depending on the order in which you have chosen to display them. The other articles are available as a list to the left or right of it. 

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Example of the news list mode on the left

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Example of the news list mode on the right

For the rest, these two modes work in the same way as the blog mode, by displaying your articles as a list and allowing a redirection to a detail page.

Like Blog mode, it allows you to customize the items of the article displayed in the list view and the order in which they are displayed. It also allows you to configure the detail page of the articles, the "Other news" block present on it and the redirection.

 

MOSAIC MODE

The mosaic mode allows, like the blog mode and the news list modes, the display of your articles as a list as well as a redirection to a detail page. The particularity of this mode is that it allows you to present the list view in several columns.

This mode is particularly useful if your articles contain images. 

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The configuration of this mode allows you to choose the number of columns or, in other words, how many items each row contains. 

You can also choose to have multiple pages by enabling pagination.

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As far as configuration of the list view, the detail page and the call to action is concerned, it works in the same way as in the other modes.

Downloading documents

On the detail page of your articles, you can choose to allow no downloads or activate the download function by checking the appropriate box. 

Document downloads apply to articles containing a document to download.

Download is available for modes that offer a redirection to a detail page, i.e. all modes except Accordion mode.

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If you choose to include downloads on your detail pages, you can choose articles that will be displayed in different contexts.

You can also activate the information capture function. You can choose which form will be used to collect information if you choose the offline mode. 

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On the article detail page, the download form will appear below the introductory article.

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Choose the connected mode to simply display a connection module following the introductory article.

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Previously selected articles will be displayed differently depending on the selected mode:

The Introductory article will be displayed under the content of the article detail page. It will be the only one displayed if the information gathering function is disabled.

The Article when downloading is allowed will be displayed under the content of the article detail page if the downloading function is enabled with the connected mode. The article will replace the introductory article once the member is logged in. This article does not appear in the other modes.

The Confirmation article following the download will be displayed under the content of the article detail page if the information gathering function is activated with the offline or online mode. It will replace the Introductory Article or Download Permission Article once the document has been downloaded. 

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