Summary Grids

What You Will Learn

  • How to create and insert an organized grid of summary views on your page 
  • How to make the views within the grid click through to the pages that contain the full view


Quick Steps

  1. Insert Content components into a List component. These Content components must already have text entered in the "Introduction text for summaries" field, and if images are to be included, "Image displays in summary views."
  2. Insert the List component onto a page and select a Summary Grid template from the menu; examples are below.
  3. In order to link to the full text, the content components in the list must be published using the Content Full template on separate pages.
Summary Grid templates are excellent options for providing visitors with brief overviews of content on other pages through using a more "designed" element on your page. Click through the tabs to test how these summary grids function.

To Start:

  1. To create a Summary Grid, the first step is to create all of the Content components (which are later published onto a full page) that you want to be featured within the grid. Begin to create your Content components. To learn how to do this, visit the "Add Text" section.
  2. Just like other Summary View components, you must enter text in the "Introduction text for summaries (Not shown in full view)" field. Typically, this introductory text is the first sentence or so of the first paragraph you'll enter in "Text and Tables." If you do not have introductory text, insert text that would be suitable for an introduction.
  3. In the "Image displays in summary views" field, click the button that has folder and magnifying glass, and select the image that you want to be featured in the summary grid. This image can also be used in the full component, but then you must also attach the image in the "Image" field below "Text and tables." To learn more about images, please visit the "Images" section.
  4. Once you're done entering text and images into your component, hit "Save & Close" in the home tab. Repeat steps 1-3 for each component as needed. 

Creating the Summary Grid:

  1. Now that you have created or edited your Content Components, you will need to create a "List Component." Click on "Create New Component" in the Create tab.
  2. Select "List" from the Schema drop down menu.
  3. You will see a field called "List element," select the folder/magnifying glass button and select each of the content components that you created and/or edited and want to feature within the grid of summary views. To add components, click the green (+) underneath the field name.
  4. Once your list of components is complete, hit "Save & Close."
  5. Next, go to the root folder of your website. 
    • If you created new content components, first publish new pages that include these components with the "Content Full" template. Summary Grids, like Summary Views, will not work unless the component is published in full elsewhere!
    • If you edited content components to include text in the "Introduction text for summaries (Not shown in full view), also republish the pages that include these components.
  6. Then insert the list you've just created onto the page that you want to include the summary grid. In the "Component template" drop down menu, you have several different grid templates to choose from. The template options include:
    • Summary Grid (One Column)
    • Summary Grid (Two Column)
    • Summary Grid (Three Column) 
  7. When you're finished, remember to hit "Save & Close." You're now ready to publish your page.

NOTE: As long as you've correctly published the components onto their own pages (the same component must be used on the separate page and within the summary list), Tridion will automatically link the grid boxes to their corresponding pages. You do not need to do any "linking."


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Basic Text

Basic Text

The "Content" schema is the most widely used component. This schema allows you to add text and build paragraphs for your page. Within the content schema, there are several fields for where you can insert text and paragraph titles. 

Hyperlinking Text

Hyperlinking Text

Hyperlinking text to documents, external websites, pages within your sites, and to e-mail addresses is simple in Tridion.

Summary View

Using Summary Templates to Organize Text

A good way to direct visitors to the content they are looking for is with summaries. Summaries allow you to easily create a preview of content available on another page of your site which visitors can click to find out more (like the text you're currently reading!).

tabs

Tabs

Tabs are a helpful way to categorize text into different sections so that the pages remain shorter.

Testimonials

Specialized Text: Right Column Boxes, Callouts, FAQs & more

These templates are designed for specific content presentation needs like adding text to the right column, creating FAQ's, or displaying quotations.

Table

Creating Tables

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Summary image

Complex Link Lists

Complex link lists are useful when you want to display many  links, and you can easily divide the links into categories.

Summary image

Basic Link Lists

Basic Link Lists are useful for when you have a moderate to small number of links that you wish to display in a list on your website.

Basic Text

Basic Text

The "Content" schema is the most widely used component. This schema allows you to add text and build paragraphs for your page. Within the content schema, there are several fields for where you can...

Hyperlinking Text

Hyperlinking Text

Hyperlinking text to documents, external websites, pages within your sites, and to e-mail addresses is simple in Tridion.

Summary View

Using Summary Templates to Organize Text

A good way to direct visitors to the content they are looking for is with summaries. Summaries allow you to easily create a preview of content available on another page of your site which visitors...

tabs

Tabs

Tabs are a helpful way to categorize text into different sections so that the pages remain shorter.

Testimonials

Specialized Text: Right Column Boxes, Callouts, FAQs & more

These templates are designed for specific content presentation needs like adding text to the right column, creating FAQ's, or displaying quotations.

Table

Creating Tables

Inserting tables into Content Components is another way to organize text in an easy-to-read format.

Summary image

Complex Link Lists

Complex link lists are useful when you want to display many  links, and you can easily divide the links into categories.

Summary image

Basic Link Lists

Basic Link Lists are useful for when you have a moderate to small number of links that you wish to display in a list on your website.