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Blogs Widget (Foundation Site Install not Hive)

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Blogs Widget


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Blogs Widget


    • Displays eight news cards in two rows of the latest and/or featured news from the Blogs_AK list. Blogs_AK list exists on each delivery site with unified content type and unified taxonomy.
    • Displays global news based on latest modified news date
    • Displays user preferred news (if not enabled then shows all news)
    • Ability to configure to pull news from across sites or from the current site only
    • Quick filter buttons display the blog news based on the radio button selected for My Interests (defined user’s preferences),  or All Blogs. Radio buttons  are configurable in the widget property. Radio buttons can be disabled by removing them from the view.
      • Blog news is loaded OOTB by default based on users’ preferences defined.
    • Displays the article title, image, author, last updated date, article tags, read time, and the associated reactions, views, and comment counts.
    • Click on front-end toggle to change view from tile to list.
    • Click on “View All Blogs & Updates” will navigate the user to the blogs listing page.
    • Click on a selected Article will navigate the user to a blogs detail page.
    • Mobile-ready via Responsive Web Design


    • Widget Name: BlogsWidget
    • Available With: Release 4.5 and above
    • Content App Type: AkuminaBlogs
    • Content Type: Author
    • Content App Name: News – Blogs
    • List Name: Blogs_AK
    • Recommended Images Sizes: Thumbnails – 352 px wide x 250 px tall; Main – 736 px wide x 488 px tall
    • Dependencies:  SharePoint


Title Title that will display in the Content App list
Body Rich text that will make up the body of the blog item
Expires Date and time when the blog item will become inactive and no longer display
Start Date Date in which content will be visible on the site
StaticUrl Url that will be used to display the blog detail page
Image Image that will used for the blog item
HubNewsCategory Managed Meta data category that is used for tagging content
BlogLocation Managed Meta data category that is used for tagging content
PublishedBy Name of user who is getting credit for the blog item
Job Title One line of text that will be used for the Publisher’s job title
Add Attachment File that will be attached to the blog item


Selected list columns Columns in the SharePoint list that the widget is utilizing.
Cache Interval Sets the time, in seconds, that the data should be saved in the local browser cache of the current user.

·         0 = Do not cache the data for this widget

·         -1 = Use the default caching strategy set in the Digital Workplace configuration

Whole Number = Cache for specific time, in minutes

List Name Name of the SharePoint list that contains the data to be displayed for this widget instance.
# of Items to Display Number of blog items to be displayed on the page
Category Metadata Category. Can be used for displaying list items with indicated category
Order By Name of data field that contains the order of items to display. This field must be a numeric integer field.
Order Direction Order the list items by ascending or descending order based on last modified time
Function to call before binding the UI events
OOTB -Blank (used for widget expansion):  Name of the function called after the UI has been rendered to the screen
isasynccallback Tells the widget if the callback method is mentioning uses def (i.e. Ajax) or a plain one
Function to call after fetching data OOTB -Blank (used for widget expansion):  Name of the function called after data has been fetched by the widget.
Site Collection URL Site collection URL where the SharePoint list defined in “List Name” can be found.



View Name:  Blogs

View Description:  Displays a featured blog and a visual list of other blog articles, complete with image, title, tag, and date

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Blogs Widget


View Name:  Blogs – Modern

View Description:  Displays an updated version of the Blogs view with more slick CSS code and styling

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