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Add a Section to an ExhibitAdd a Section to an Exhibit
If you want to subdivide the items within an exhibit, you can add sections to the exhibit. Section content is populated by moving items from exhibits or other sections.
Create a New Section
To add a section to an exhibit, click Pages in the sidebar, and then click the name of the exhibit.
This will bring up a page that lists the items in your exhibit. Click the Add Section button under the title of the exhibit.
This will open a page where you can add your section title and a description; the section will inherit the banner, background color, and font choices from the exhibit.
To add the description, select the Paragraph block option under Body (you may need to click the plus symbol first to show the Paragraph block).
A box will open where you can enter descriptive text as well as embed images, video, and other content.
If you will be creating a compound object with your section (see “Create a compound object using gallery layout” below), the description will not display, but it will still be available if you switch back to the default grid layout.
After you’ve added your text, be sure to click Save Draft at the bottom of the page and then, when ready, click Publish in the expanded menu.
Populate a Section with Content
Once you have created your section, you can move items into it. First, be sure to import the content into an exhibit. From there, you can bulk move pieces of content into the sections. You can also move content from other exhibits or sections, if desired.
To move items into a section, first follow the steps below under “Bulk publish, unpublish, move, or delete items” and select the section as the destination for the items.
The section will need to be published once you’re done moving items to it. Items will retain the same visibility they had prior to moving:
- If items were live in the source exhibit/section, they will be live in the section once it is published.
- Any items in a draft state will remain drafts.
To confirm that the items have been moved, and to publish the section, select Pages in the sidebar and then click on the parent exhibit.
That will take you to the list of items as well as any sections that are in that exhibit. Exhibit items are labeled as “Exhibit item page” in the Type column, and sections are labeled as “Exhibit section page.” To view section contents, click the arrow to the far right.
To publish the items in the section, click the Edit button under the section title.
On the edit page for the section, first double-check that an Exhibit Items block appears below your descriptive text. (If it does not, click on the plus sign and choose the Exhibit Items option to create a new block.)
Click Publish in the menu at the bottom of the page.
When you go to the live site for the exhibit, you should see a thumbnail for each section, and then any items that are in the exhibit but have not been moved to a section will appear below that.
You can customize the thumbnail image that displays for the section on the exhibit page, if desired. To do so, scroll to the bottom of the section edit page and select Choose an Image to either upload an image or select one already uploaded to the site.
Select Save Draft when done or, if ready to publish changes, expand the menu and select Publish.
Use Gallery Layout to Create a Compound Object
Sections offer a Gallery Layout option if you wish to group related items together into a compound object view. With this layout, each specific item appears with thumbnails of the other items below it, allowing visitors to easily see and move between the different aspects of an object or project.
Users can either click the arrows to navigate the thumbnails or click a thumbnail to get to that specific item’s page.
Each item within the section retains its own metadata when using Gallery Layout.
Gallery Layout can be used for any content, though it’s especially useful for items such as a sculpture with different views, or a person or project, where associated items need to be more clearly tied together and easily navigable.
To utilize this option, first create a new section and populate the section with content as described previously. Once you have a populated section, return to the section settings and select Gallery layout.
Expand the Save Draft menu at the bottom of the page and select Publish to make the gallery layout live.
Note: Because of the layout, paragraph blocks are disabled for sections and items using Gallery Layout. If you change an existing section from Grid Layout to Gallery Layout and it has a paragraph block, the paragraph block and any text entered will be saved, but they will not be visible. They will become available again if you switch back to Grid Layout.