The Carousel widget

Think of the Carousel as a slideshow highlighting various posts or areas of your platform in one section. The Carousel is generally located on the top of the homepage and will automatically scroll through the module posts you select to showcase.

Starting January 2nd, 2019, the original Carousel design is being removed for the Carousel 2.0 design. Our old design needed improvement, so our team saw an opportunity to make the widget dynamic for your platform. Carousel 2.0 offers both image and text designs to better share content that will guide member engagement.

The image carousel is designed to showcase the image attachment to a Carousel item. When selecting the image to showcase in the post, keep in mind the width of widget. For example the width for Carousel in the Header section is 1600px. Images dynamically size based on the width of the page, so be sure to find an image that you are comfortable with being cut-off or expanded depending on how you view the widget. An example of the image carousel is shown above.

The text carousel is designed to showcase the content of a Carousel item. Text is given greater room for your call to action to members. The text will dynamically size and adjust to the width of the page, but the image will stay the same size. The space given to text is expansive, but keep in mind mobile view and desktop view offer different experiences with text formatting, so review those when posting to the text carousel.

The old Carousel is available until our update in 2019, but to experience the new carousel before them, you can turn it on in Widgets:

  1. Go to the Admin section of your CMNTY platform
  2. Select Configure from the top-menu
  3. Select Widgets on the left-side menu
  4. Find the Carousel widget
  5. Under Widget Settings, turn Carousel 2.0 to ON
  6. Select the Type of Carousel to show: Image or Text

You can add all of the following to a Carousel:

  • Custom Link
  • Blog
  • Challenge
  • Stepboard
  • News
  • Questionnaire
  • Journal
  • Forum
  • Discussion Board

To add an item to a Carousel:

  1. Go to the Admin section of your CMNTY Platform
  2. Select Publish
  3. Select Carousel
  4. Select Add Carousel Item

To add your Carousel to a page:

  1. Go to the Admin section of your CMNTY Platform
  2. Select Configure
  3. Select Page Configuration

Read more about the capabilities of our platform here!

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