Sections are like folders that group your content together. Keep everything of the same category together, then display them in one place. In this guide, we'll explore how to create, manage, and then publish your sections in VTS Activate.
Sections collect content that has something in common—for your own organization and to for you to display to your members in groups. Once you make a section, you can add as much content as you like and track their interactions in one place. You can even make a section dynamic—it will pull in all of your content with specific parameters, like all of your Pages you've made with the Room Booking category.
A lot of people use sections to collect content that doesn't change very often, like a collection of building resources which you've made individual Pages for, but you can create any combination you need to.
To make a section, head to Content in the navigation bar, choose Sections, then click the Add Section button.
Add a title and description, then choose your Section type—manual or dynamic. Manual sections are populated by admins, and dynamic sections pull in content based on criteria. You can read up more later in this guide.
If you'd like, change the color, icon, logo, and background image. These will affect what the pin looks like when you add the Section to content somewhere else in your Channel. You can use the Preview tab to see your results.
Whenever you're done, click the Create button.
You can make as many Sections as you want. They don't display anywhere unless you specifically add them to content, so you can use them as a way to organize your content too.
Manual Sections only display exactly what you tell them to, and they only contain Pages. To add Pages to a manual Section, click into the Section, then use the Add Page button. Choose the Page you want, then click Confirm. You can add a brand new Page to the section too—just use the New Page button.
To remove a Page from the Section, just use the red X.
Dynamic Sections collect content automatically based on the criteria that you choose. You can add any kind of content, unlike manual Sections. Whenever you make a Section, choose the Section type Dynamic to set things up.
To create your dynamic Section:
- Choose which categories you want the Section to collect. You can add as many as you need—this is where the Section will get its content to display elsewhere.
- If you manage multiple channels, you can use the Include all Channels toggle to collect content from every possible source.
- Lastly, pick the types of content you want to show.
Once you save the Section, any time someone makes content that meets these conditions, it'll automatically show up here. It's a great way to create a space for content that's constantly changing and updating, but fills a specific purpose.
The contents of a section can be displayed as a single link or as a list of Info Cards.
This Content Block shows a single, selected Section. When a member selects the Info card, they see a list of the pages within that section.
Example: The Meeting Rooms section is displayed as a Pin on the page. Selecting the pin takes you to a page that lists the contents of the Section, in this case, five Meeting Rooms.
Section Content List
This Content Block allows you to display all the content items in a Section as a list. The member does not have to select a link to view the contents.
Example: the Meeting Rooms section shown below lists all five available meeting rooms with a filter for the number of seats and the amenities in each room:
Interactions on Section List
This content block shows a list of interaction receipts on content items within a Section.
Example: A user may reserve one or more Meeting Rooms for different times in the future. The Interactions on Section List content block shows the user their personal list of upcoming reservations for all the meeting rooms in that section: