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Adding Media/Widgets

The most common types of media/widget* content are videos and search widgets.  Audio files may also be embedded.  This type of content requires code.  Many sites provide code such Twitter, Pinterest, Common Sense Media, & Symbaloo to name just a few.  

 

A widget is "an application, or a component of an interface, that enables a user to perform a function or access a service."  

The steps to add code for video, audio, or widgets are essentially the same.

1. Locate the Embed Code for the object you are adding to your site. Copy the code.

2. Click on Add Box.  For a refresher on this step view General Directions under Add & Organize Content/Box Types.

3. Click on Add/Reorder Content and select Media/Widget.

4. Add a specific Title that makes it easy for you to identify the content at a later date when you want to reuse it.

5. Paste the code into the Embed Code box.

6. Click SaveDo not panic if the content is not visible.  Some widgets are only viewable in Preview or Live mode.

 

Most types of content can be reused.  Media/Widget is not exception.  Follow these basic steps.

1.  Click on Add/Reorder Content and select Media/Widget.

2. In the new window click on the tab "Reuse Existing Widget."  You will need to know the name of the widget you would like to reuse.  Start typing the name of the widget and a list will appear.

3.  Click Save and a new window will appear.

4.  To make sure you can edit the widget, check the box next to Copy.  

5.  Then if you have other content in the box where the widget is being added, you may choose the Position from the dropdown menu by clicking on the   .

6. Click Save.  Do not panic if the content is not visible.  Some widgets are only viewable in Preview or Live mode.

 

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Follett Classic Catalog Widget Fix & More!

The width of the search box and the lack of white space between the box in which a term is entered and the buttons for the types of search can now be corrected by "tweaking" the code of your current widget. or replacing the current Catalog widget. 

Choose one of two options to accomplish this.

1.  Edit your site's existing Catalog widget code using these steps.

  • Click the Edit Pencil  beneath the Catalog Widget. Select edit.
  • Search the code for the line <b>Find:</b> <input id="findTerms" style="width: 350px;" type="text" /> .
  • Replace 350px with 90%
  • Hit return to create a space for a new line of code.
  • Add <br><br> 
  • Click the Save button.

View brief video for this option.  Please note that while the catalog box in the video is the "old version," the steps to correct the issue are the same.  The video will be updated as soon as possible to reflect the new look of Destiny.

OR

2. Replace your current Catalog box or widget using the steps on the "Reuse Catalog Search Box"  or "Reuse Search Widget" tab.

The catalog widget should now have white space between the search box and the  specific search term buttons.   See sample below.  This process will have to be repeated for any unmapped boxes/widgets.

If you have questions or need help with this process, please contact Sharon or Zach.

Find:

Search Titles Search Authors Search Subjects Search Keywords Search Series
Advanced Search

The "Search EBEC Catalog" box may be reused on your sites with a minor edit.   Follow these steps:

  1. Add the box to your guide using Add New Box/Reuse Existing Box.
  2. Locate the "Follett Links & Widgets" guide and then the "'Search EBEC Catalog by Sharon Webster'" box.
  3. Replace "EBEC" in "Search EBEC Catalog" with the name of your library.  
  4. Click the 
    "Make a copy of this box rather than mapping to the original..." box so you can edit the box once it is on your guide.
  5. Once the box is on your guide, click Edit icon  just below Advanced Search.
  6. Click on edit.
  7. Locate the site ID # 711  and replace it with the site ID # for your library.  You can locate this number by hovering over the link to your library on the RICAT main page (www.ricat.net) and looking for the URL string for your site (usually appears on lower left of browser window).  
  8. Save!  
  9. Check to make sure you are searching your library catalog!  Remember to change the name of the box as well!

Questions?  Problems?  Contact help@rilink.org.

The "Search EBEC Catalog" widget may be reused on your sites with a minor edit.   Follow these steps:

  1. Click on Add/Reorder and select Media/Widget.
  2. Click on "Reuse Existing Widget" tab.  Starting typing Updated Search EBEC Catalog and the update one will come up.  Select it.
  3. Rename the widget with the name of your library. 
  4. Click in the box next to "Make a copy of this widget rather than mapping to the original..." so you can edit the widget once it is on your guide.
  5. Click on Save.
  6. Once the widget is on your guide, click Edit icon  just below Advanced Search.
  7. Click on the edit.
  8. Locate the site ID # 711  and replace it with the site ID # for your library.  You can locate this number by hovering over the link to your library on the RICAT main page (www.ricat.net) and looking for the URL string for your site (usually appears on lower left of browser window).  
  9. Save!   Check to make sure you are searching your library catalog!

Questions?  Problems?  Contact help@rilink.org.

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