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Your web pages are displayed with several elements which can
be adjusted or turned off by the administrator. As default, your website will
display almost all of these elements in a list of items. You may want to turn
off or adjust some of them to your liking.
Let’s take a look at the list of articles in the category “Writings”.
The numbers on this picture
correspond to the following explanations.
If you want to change
the settings for these elements, do as follow.
A. In this example, let’s assume that you have logged in the Control Panel, selected the “English site” and have opened the record of category “Writings”. The record looks like the following picture.B. Go to the Page Interface section and click
on the "Edit Page Layout"
button. You will enter a screen like the following.
C. You will be editing the section named “Center”. “Center” is the area on the
web page where the list of articles is displayed. Let’s take a closer look at
This section contains 3 elements.
D. You will be editing the appearance of the list; therefore you have to click on “UC_NewsList”. This element will expand into an orange frame with the “Edit” button.
1. Do not edit the "Control name" and the "Display position" boxes!
2. You can change the "Display Style" box; but it's advised to keep it as is (i.e. "List").
3. You can check the box for “Quick View Feature”; but it’s advised to keep it un-checked. If this box is checked, the reader will not see the detail page. The detail article will be displayed at this position whenever the reader clicks on the title or the thumbnail image. When he or she clicks the title again, the details will disappear. It works similar to the “Quick View Bullet”.
There are many options in the section “Default setup”:
4. Show Paging. Un-check it if you don’t want the readers to jump to any page on the list
5. Number of items / page. Here, you can change the default number of articles shown in each page.
6. Sorted by. Here, you can decide by what data should the articles be sorted, as default.
7. Order. Here, you can decide in which order should the list be sorted, as default.
8. Page size choice. If checked, the readers can choose the number of articles per listing page.
9. Allow user to sort. If checked, the readers can sort the list the way they want.
10. Show tooltips. If checked, a pop-up frame will appear whenever a reader places the mouse cursor over a title.
11. Show view count. If checked, the list will show how many times this article has been viewed. View count will also be displayed in the detail page.
12. Show date posted. If checked, the list will show the posting date of this article. This info will also be displayed in the detail page.
13. Show time posted. If checked, the list will show the time this article is posted. This info will also be displayed in the detail page.
14. Show brief. If checked, the list will include a brief summary of the article. The Brief box in the article record must be filled in the summary text.
15. Show thumbnail. If checked, the list will show the thumbnail image representing the article.
16. Show bullet. If checked, the bullet appear at the beginning of each title. This bullet works as the Quick View function.
17. Show Read More button. If checked, the “Read More” or “More” button will appear after the summary text.
H. You will be back to the “Edit Page Layout” screen. You will need
to click the “Save” button to save
the changes you have just made. Note:
Do not click the “Close” button
unless you want to cancel all the changes.
I. You will be back to the record of the categoryJ. Click the "Update" button at the top or bottom of the screen. The message
"Update Successful!" will
appear near the upper left corner.
K. Go to your website and check if the list is
displayed the way you want. You must refresh
the page to see the changes you‘ve just made
You have finished changing the display of a list.