Site managers and Content editors can configure the Homepage settings to determine the layout and display of the conference homepage.
Homepage settings tab selected
Homepage settings

Configuring widgets:

Each widget will need to be configured in order to display on the homepage. For each widget, you will need to determine:

  • whether or not to make it enabled or disabled
  • if the layout is full width or half width
  • if the background colour is white, gray or dark gray
  • the weight; where it is displayed in relation to other widgets

Additional configuration consists of entering a title and/or introduction/description for the widget, which will also display on the homepage.

An enabled widget will be populated with content from its respective content type.

Configurable conference widgets:

Agenda

Blog

Content block

Links

Location

MailChimp

Speakers

Tint feed

Twitter feed

Videos


Widget weights

Numbers, or weights, are used to arrange widgets on the homepage. Each widget will require a unique number in order for the widgets to display in a top-to-bottom layout, one widget per line.

Widgets with Full width layout:

Selecting a Full width layout for a widget means that widget will occupy the entire width of the homepage.

The lowest weighted widget will appear at the very top of the page, beneath the homepage banner. Example: a widget with a weight of "0" will sit at the top of the homepage; but a widget with a weight of "-10" will sit above the widget weighted at "0".

The highest weighted widget will appear at the very bottom of the page, above the site footer. Example: a widget with a weight of "100" will sit at the bottom of the homepage; but a widget with a weight of "110" will sit below the widget weighted at "100".

Widgets with Half width layout:

Selecting a Half width layout for a widget means the widget will occupy only half of the homepage width. This means that two widgets, each with a half width layout, can sit side-by-side on the homepage.

Two widgets that are to sit side-by-side on the homepage will each need to have their layout set to "Half width", and the same weight assigned to them, i.e., both weighted at "50".

Note: Widget weights can be set to any whole number (i.e. -15, 0, 3) but best practice is to begin with larger integers (i.e. -10, 0, 10) so that you will not need to reset the weights if more widgets are added later.