Home page tiles

The home page tiles are the first visuals a member sees when entering the site so it is important the links are relevant to the key pages of the site.

The example below is typical of a standard brand guidelines installation.

Brand Toolbox Home Page Tiles

The tiles can link to an internal page, external URL or be a direct downloadable link to an asset or image.

There are three tile types available:

Type Use

Simple Link Tile

Creates a tile that links to an internal page, external URL or a direct downloadable link to an asset or image in the Asset/Photo libraries.

Asset Library Tile

Creates a tile that links to the Asset library and (optionally) allows you to filter the library by Brand, Category, Colour, File Format, Orientation and by Search Term.

Image Library Tile

Creates a tile that links to the Photo library and (optionally) allows you to filter the library by Category and by Search Term.

To customise an existing home page tile:

  1. Select the Home page (node) from the Content section tree.
  2. Navigate to the Library/Guidelines links tab and select the link name or edit icon of the tile you would like to edit.

    Home page tiles - Guidelines links editing

  3. Depending on the tile chosen, you will be presented with a list of editable properties. Note that the tile name incorporates the name of the tile type. For example ‘- Simple Link Tile’, ‘- Image Library Tile’ etc:

    Home page tile type markers

  4. The tile properties are further explained below.

Simple Link Tile

The following table describes properties common to all tile types.

Property Description

Title *

Headline that appears in the tile. Keep it short!

Text Colour,
Background Colour,

Hover Colour

Entering a colour value will override the default (global) tile colour settings. Leave blank to retain the global settings. Though it isn’t necessary to change the tile colour, using different tile colours highlights and differentiates the tiles.

 

After choosing a colour, remember to click ‘Choose’ before closing the colour picker.

Image *

Tiles must have a display icon or image. Click the Add [ + ] icon to select an image to sit within the tile, or click the Edit (pencil) or Delete (x) icon on the existing image thumbnail to select another image. Existing images are currently stored in the Guidelines tiles folder within the Media section (see file path below) and must be no larger than 204px wide x 140px high (and saved as a transparent PNG-24 if a contoured image is required).

 

~/Media/Guideline display visuals/Home/Guidelines tiles

 

Home page tiles - Guidelines links media images

Link *

Click Edit next to an existing link (or Add if no link exists) to set the tile to link to an internal page, external URL or an asset or image in the Asset/Photo libraries.

 

To link to an internal page, select a page under the root ‘Home’ node and click Submit.

 

Simple Link Tile - Link to an internal page

To link to an external page, enter the full URL including http:// or https://. Enter a Link title (e.g. a description of the link) and, as is best practice with external links, set the target to open in a new window/tab.

 

Simple Link Tile - Link to an external Url

To link to an individual Photo library image or Asset library file^^, click the ‘Select media’ button and select the media file in the respective library.

 

Simple Link Tile - Link to a media file

^^ Note that only an individual Asset library asset can be chosen. You cannot link to an asset folder or group of assets.

 

Remember to click Submit after a selection is made.
 

Asset (or Image) Library Tile

Asset Library Tile

The Asset Library Tile type allows the tile to link to the Asset library and (optionally) filter the library by Brand, Category, Colour, File Format, Orientation and by Search Term.

In addition to the tile properties outlined in Simple Link Tile above, it includes the following filters:

‘Tile’ tab Description

Asset Brand,
Asset Colour,
Asset Group,
Asset Orientation

Select a value from the dropdown menus available. The Asset library will filter by the entered values selected.

Asset Category

Click Add and navigate to the ‘Categories’ folder of the Home > Asset library folder in the Content tree. Select a category or subcategory.

Search Query

Enter a value in the text field provided. The Asset library will filter by the entered search term.

Remember to click Save and publish after making your choices.
 

Image Library Tile

The Image Library Tile type allows the tile to link to the Photo library and (optionally) filter the library by Category and by Search Term.

In addition to the tile properties outlined in Simple Link Tile above, it includes the following filters:

‘Tile’ tab Description

Category

Click Add and navigate to the ‘Categories’ folder of the Home > Photo library folder in the Content tree. Select a category or subcategory.

Search Query

Enter a value in the text field provided. The Photo library will filter by the entered search term.

Remember to click Save and publish after making your choices.

Adding, Sorting or Deleting a tile

Add tiles

You can have as many home page tiles as required. New tiles will be added to the next row. However, for aesthetic purposes, display in rows of 4 tiles.

To add a new tile, click the add ( + ) icon under the existing tiles.

Home page tile - Click to add tile

Select a tile type...

Home page tiles - Select tile type

Then, follow the guides above for formatting a Simple Link Tile or an Asset (or Image) Library Tile.

Sort tiles

Tiles can be sorted into any order. Simply hold the Move icon next to a tile name and drag the tile into the desired position.

Home page tile - Sorting tiles

Remember to Save and publish to make the change visible on the frontend.

Delete tiles

Once deleted, tiles can only be restored using the page node’s Rollback action.
 

Updated: 3 June 2020
 

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