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Creating a Guides widget

The Guides widget creates a list of guides. You can create a variety of lists:

  • All guides
  • Guides with a certain word or phrase in the title
  • Guides in a specific subject category or group
  • Guides with a certain tag
  • Guides by a specific librarian
  • Guides of a certain type (ex. all course guides)

  1. Go to Tools > Widgets from the command bar.
  2. Then click on the Guides tab.
  3. In the Look & Feel section, choose your Output Format and List Format. The format options give you four basic options:

    Output format: Simple List

    List format: Bulleted list, one item per line

    Preview of bulleted list of guides, no frame

    Output format: Simple List

    List format: Drop-down menu with links

    Preview of drop-down menu list of guides, no frame

    Output format: Framed List

    List format: Bulleted list, one item per line

    Preview of bulleted list of guides, with frame

    Output format: Framed List

    List format: Drop-down menu with links

    Preview of drop-down menu list of guides, with frame

    Additional Options:

    • If you choose the Simple List output, you can select the Embed Type - if you're not sure which option to use, we recommend JavaScript. You can also choose the Link Target - whether links open in a new window or the same window.
      Additional options for simple list
    • If you choose the Framed List output, you can set the Title, Height, Width, and Link Color.
      Additional options for framed list
    • If you choose the Bulleted list, list format, you can click the Display Description checkbox to include guide descriptions in the widget.
      Additional options for bulleted list
    • If you choose one of the drop-down options, you can change the Default Text for the dropdown.
      Additional options for dropdown list
  4. Select the number of guides that should appear in your list in the Number of Results field. If you leave this empty, it will show all guides that match your criteria. If you do that, we recommend you select Hide "More Results" Link - if you're showing all the results, there are no additional results to show.
  5. In the Search section of the builder, you can optionally specify search terms that need to be in the guide title, group name or subject category.
    1. Matching: Choose to have the term contained in the field or an exact match of the term.
    2. Limit to: Check the Group and/or Subject checkboxes to also search those fields.
    3. Terms: Type the text that will be searched.
  6. In the Filters section, add any filters (where you can add multiple items for each filter and also add multiple filter types) for the widget:
    1. Groups: Select any group(s) that the guides are assigned.
    2. Subjects: Select any subject(s) that the guides are assigned.
    3. Accounts: Select the account(s) that own the guides.
    4. Guide Types: Select the guide type(s) that the guides are assigned.
    5. Tags: Select any tags that are assigned to the guides.
  7. In the Display Order section, choose the order of the guides. Choose from:
    • Guide Name (A-Z)
    • Guide Name (Alphanumeric)
    • Popularity / Number of Hits (most popular first)
    • Date Published (newest first)
    • Relevance (full-text index)
  8. Grab the code for the widget from the Embed Code box.

Creating a guide list widget

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