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Creating a Dynamic List

A Dynamic List is a listing of pages, links, and/or documents that have been tagged in order to appear on a list. The list contains components, such as titles and descriptions, which are specific to the type of items chosen (press releases, tasks, documents, external links, etc.).

View a Dynamic List example

Dynamic Lists are built using the List icon Lists item displayed in the Content Tree. Creating a Dynamic List can be done multiple ways:

Tip! Create a dynamic list from the Experience Editor view.

 

From the Content Tree
  1. Navigate the content tree structure to the list section.
  2. Right-click the list and another menu will appear with more options.
  3. If you selected the main "List" (the first one listed), you can insert an List iconAgency Main List to create a list under it.
    • This will create a list topic you can tag pages to.
    • You can also create sub-lists under this main list.
      Content Editor - Content Tree Dynamic List Create
  4. If you want to create a sub-list under an existing main list, select the List iconAgency Sub List option from the dropdown.
    • In the image below, a sub-list is being inserted under the "Human Resources" main list.
      Content Editor - Content Tree Dynamic Sub List Create

  5. A dialog box will appear for you to enter the list name.
    Dialog Box - New Dynamic List Create

    NOTE: Special characters and punctuation [!@#$%^&*(),<.>/?;:’”\] cannot be used in the name.

  6. Select OK.
  7. Select the Save Changes Save icon icon located at the top left of the screen.
  8. Select the Edit Edit icon icon and then the Check in icon Check In option from the dropdown to unlock the List item.
  9. Publish the newly created List.

 

From the Content Area
  1. Navigate the content tree structure to the list section.
  2. Select the list name.
  3. If you selected the main List (the first one listed), select theList icon Agency Main List button in the content area to create a new list.
    • This will create a list topic you can tag pages to.
    • You can also create sub-lists under this main list.
    Content Area - New Main List

  4. If you are creating a sub-list, use the content tree or ribbon steps.

  5. A dialog box will appear for you to enter the list name.
    Dialog Box - New Dynamic List Create
  6. Select OK.
  7. Select the Save Changes Save icon icon located at the top left of the screen.
  8. Select the Edit Edit icon icon and then the Check in icon Check In option from the dropdown to unlock the List item.
  9. Publish the newly created List.

 

From the Ribbon
  1. Navigate the content tree structure to the List icon List section.
  2. Select the list name.
  3. If you selected the main "List" (the first one listed), select the List icon Agency Main List item in the ribbon (under the insert section) and a dropdown will appear to insert a new sub-item. Select the List icon Agency Main List option to create a new list.
    • This will create a list topic you can tag pages to.
    • You can also create sub-lists under this main list.
      Content Editor Ribbon - Home tab
  4. If you are creating a sub-list, select the list item in the content tree you wish to insert a new list under.  Select the List icon Agency Sub List item in the ribbon (under the insert section) and a drop down will appear to insert a new sub-item. Select the List icon Agency Sub List option to create a new sub-list.
    Content Editor Ribbon - Home tab

  5. A dialog box will appear for you to enter the list name.
    Dialog Box - New Dynamic List Create
  6. Select OK.
  7. Select the Save Changes Save icon icon located at the top left of the screen.
  8. Select the Edit Edit icon icon and then the Check in icon Check In option from the dropdown to unlock the List item.
  9. Publish the newly created List.