Content tab

On this tab, you choose which dynamic items to display. 

NOTE: If you are using multiple site management and the dynamic module uses data sources from more than one site, you must first choose the source from which you want to display items.
For more information, see Multisite: Manage multiple sites.

This tab has different functions, depending on the dynamic content type that it is displaying:

Content types without parent type

These are content types that are at first level in the hierarchy of content types of a module and do not have a parent type.

In Which <item name> to display? radio button select one of the following:

  • All published <content items>
    All created and published items are displayed.
  • One particular <content item> only…
    The system displays one item. 
  • Selection of <content items>:
    You can narrow the displayed items by dates and by classification.
    To use classifications to filter the items displayed by the widget, you must first have added the classification as a custom field to the content type.
    You can use the standard classifications – Tags and Categories, or you can add a custom classification.
    For more information about adding a classification to a dynamic content type, see Create a dynamic content type.

Content types that have parent type

These are content types that are on second, third, etc. level in the hierarchy of content types. These types have a parent that can be used to filter their items.

  1. In Which <item name> to display? radio button select one of the following:
    • From all <parent content type>
      All items from all parent content type items are displayed.
      For example, if blogs is parent of blog posts – all published posts from all blogs are displayed.
    • From selected <parent content item> only…
      You can select a particular parent item, whose child items to display.
    • From the currently open <parent content item>
      Use this option when you need to display the hierarchy of content items. 
      For example – on the left display a list of parent items, on the right – display a list of child items. When you click a parent item on the left, on the right, the system filters only its child items.

      You have the following two scenarios:

      • Filter by direct parent item
        If the widget resolves a parent item from the URL, it filters all child items and display only these that are children to the resolved parent item.
      • Filter by parent item resolved from the URL of any of its descendants.
        The widget displays child items from a parent item, when a descendant of another child type is opened in details view.
        For more information, see Display hierarchy of content items.
    • One particular <content item> only…
      The system displays one item. 
  2. Under Narrow selection, select one of the following:
    • All published <content items>
      All created and published items are displayed.
    • Selection of <content items>:
      You can narrow the displayed items by dates and by classification.
      To use classifications to filter the items displayed by the widget, you must first have added the classification as a custom field to the content type. 
      You can use the standard classifications – Tags and Categories, or you can add a custom classification.
      For more information about adding a classification to a dynamic content type, see Create a dynamic content type.

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