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Widgets: Users list widget

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The Users widget creates a list of LibGuides users, with links to their public profile pages. You can create a variety of lists, such as: 

  • All users
  • Specific users (you pick)
  • Users with published guides only

To create a Users widget:

the Widgets option under the Tools menu

  1. Log into LibGuides, click on Tools in the navigation bar, and select Widgets from the dropdown menu.

the Users tab on the Widgets page

  1. On the Widgets page, click on the Users tab.

Look & Feel options

  1. Under the Look & Feel section, choose the Output Format for your widget.
    • Simple: this embeds the widget content directly into the page, with the widgets styles and JavaScript code running right alongside the other content on the page -- this includes the jQuery and Bootstrap libraries, so be careful when trying to embed these on pages that already include these libraries (such as LibGuides and other Springshare products).
      • If you choose this option, you can select the Embed Type - if you're not sure which option to use, we recommend JavaScript. 
    • Framed: this displays the widget inside of an iframe element on the page. The widget's content, styles, and JavaScript will be contained within the iframe, rather than directly on the page itself. This is a good option to choose if the Simple output format creates issues on your page.
      • If you choose this option, you can set the Height and Width of the iframe element.
  2. Chose the List Format for your widget.
    • Bulleted list: this displays a bulleted list of links to your user profile pages.
    • Drop-down menu with links: this displays a dropdown menu, with each option linking to a user's profile page.

Filters options

  1. In the Filters section, you can optionally select specific Accounts to include in the list. If you leave this empty, all users will be included.

Display Order options

  1. In the Guide Information section, use the Status option to include accounts with no published guides, or limit the list to only accounts with published guides.

the Embed Code and Preview sections

  1. The HTML code for your widget will display in the Embed Code box, which you can copy and paste into the HTML of your webpage. Below it, you will find an interactive preview of how your widget will appear.