WiscWeb CMS - Content Blocks - Using an Internal Pages List

The Internal Pages List allows you to provide a list of links to pages that are within your site, in one of two ways. First, you can manually select which pages get listed. Alternatively, you can use CMS keywords that an Administrator creates, assigning them both to the list and to pages that you want in the list; the list will then pull in the title of each page as a link.

Here is an example of an Internal Pages List:

Internal Pages List example

Refer to WiscWeb CMS - Content Blocks - General Steps to Implementing Content Blocks in order to insert an instance of a Internal Pages List on your page. Then proceed to populate the content as described below.

Using an Internal Pages List

  1. Click the Edit Block red dot.

    Edit Block button

  2. Click the Add/Remove/Sort Items red dot to add a page to the list.

    Add/Remove/Sort Items red dot

    A new window appears that allows you to add items to the list, among other things.

    add items to the list and other options

  3. Click the link to Connect Existing Page

    Connect Existing Page button

    A search box appears, allowing you to input some search parameters. The most successful searches usually involve the Headline field and/or the "more search criteria" at the bottom of the page.

    Connect Existing Page view

  4. Type in the Headline of the page that you would like to search for, and click Start in the lower-right corner.

    insert headline

    The following page shows the search results.

  5. Click on the title of the page that you want to add as a link to the list. Note: Remember that the Content Class should be some sort of Foundation page.

    click on the title of the page that you would like to be added

    The link should then be added to the list.

    example added link

Adding keyword-related pages to the list

In addition to manually adding pages to the list, you can have the CMS pull in links to pages that are tagged with a certain keyword. To do so, you apply the keyword to the list itself as well, so that the pages and the list are assigned the same keyword(s).

  1. Click the Edit Block red dot.

    Edit Block button

  2. Click the Add/Sort/Remove Items red dot.

    Add/Sort/Remove Items button

    A new window appears that allows you to associate keywords with the list, among other things.

    associate keywords with the list and other options

  3. Click the link to Edit Keyword Assignment.

    Edit Keywork Assignment button

    The following screen allows you to add keywords to this list, so that pages with the same keyword are pulled in as links. (Recall that CMS keywords can be added to pages via the "Page Info" menu at the top of any page.)

    Edit Keyword Assignment page

  4. Click the Add button in the upper-right of the window to add a new keyword to the list.

    Add button

    The following screen shows the existing categories and keywords.

    example existing categories and keywords

  5. Choose a category and keyword to associate with the list and click OK in the lower-right corner. You can add more categories/keywords to the list by using the same procedure over again.

    The keyword is then added to the list.

    choose a category and keyword and click OK

  6. Click OK in the lower-right corner of the screen.

Pages that are associated with the keyword(s) that you chose should now appear as links within the list. See also Assigning Keywords to a Page in SmartEdit.

Removing items from an Internal Pages List

Just as there are different ways for adding pages to the Internal Pages List, there are also different ways for removing pages from the list.

Removing pages that were manually added

Use the procedure outlined in Disconnect a Webpage to see how to remove items from a list manually.

Removing pages added via keyword

Access the list's keywords, and click the red X button that appears next to whichever keyword(s) you want to disassociate with your list.

click the red x to disassociate keywords

Re-ordering items in an Internal Pages List

Even though pages might be included into the list in both ways (manually and by keyword-associations), you have the ability to manually sort all of these pages, mixing them together if you wish.

  1. While you have the block open, click the Add/Sort/Remove Items red dot.

    Add/Sort/Remove Items link

  2. In the new window, click the Edit Page Order link.

    Edit Page Order link

    The following page gives you the ability to re-sort the pages.

    resorting pages

    If you do not want to sort manually, you can have the CMS sort the list for you, based on a parameter of your choosing.