Latest blog articles widget
The "Latest blog articles" widget is used to disseminate blog posts (e.g. company news). It always displays the most recent blog posts. The ideal place for the widget is always somewhere central such as the homepage.
Integrating the widget
To integrate the widget you must have the general “Create and manage global widgets” right. You then activate “Edit layout” mode and add the widget in the required position with the green “+” symbol. You will find the widget in the widget catalog under the “Dynamic widgets” tab. The small smartphone icon in front of the widget indicates that the “Latest blog posts” can also be accessed as native in your Haiilo app.
When you select the widget, you have various setting options available:
Selecting the blog apps from which articles should be displayed:
From all pages and communities in your digital home, irrespective of the user’s subscriptions.
Selected blog apps specified by the admin.
With the option “Display subscribed blogs only”, the promoted articles on the pages and communities are limited to those of which your users are members.
Filter by hashtag is a great way to create topic-related collections of posts.
You have a free choice of the number of blog posts for which you want to display teasers. (100 max possible)
Choose whether images and a teaser text should appear, or just the heading.
Display type gives you various options. Various designs are suitable here, depending on the placement of the widget and type of news.
A blog post is advertised only when it is published in the widget. If you have updated an old blog post, it will not be displayed again in the widget.
Recommended blog articles widget
With this widget, you have the opportunity to draw your users’ attention to content that matches their interests.
In this widget, all the blog articles across Haiilo that can be found in relation to the interests of a user are displayed. This is done irrespective of their page subscriptions and community memberships. A user therefore has the opportunity to find news and articles that they would not otherwise have seen.
Two conditions must be met to be able to use this widget:
Active use of hashtags in your digital home.
- Initiative on the part of your users to subscribe to hashtags.
Integrating the widget
You need the relevant editing rights to be able to integrate the widget. As an admin, you activate “Edit layout” via your profile and open the widget catalog at the required position via the green plus symbol.
Under the “Personal widgets” heading, you will find the “Recommended blog posts” widget.
You then set the display for the recommended blog articles:
- the number of recommended articles,
- the presentation option with image and/or teaser text
- and the type of display.
It is advisable to adjust the type of display to the page layout. If you insert the widget where there is not much width, it’s better to choose a list view. In a position that uses the entire width, cards or a slider can be used.
Requirements for the widget
The widget is based on hashtags. Active use of hashtags, especially for blog posts, is therefore the first prerequisite. Below each blog post, you have an extra field in which to add hashtags. Type in the main terms here and confirm them with Enter. These keywords are linked to the widget. An appropriate blog post can therefore be suggested to your users.
The second prerequisite is the personal subscription of your users. If a user has not subscribed to any hashtags, this widget will not display any blog posts. Haiilo draws your attention to this and asks about your users’ interests:
Your users have the opportunity to subscribe directly to hashtags here using the buttons.
Subscribing to hashtags
Haiilo relies heavily on your users’ initiative. In addition to page subscriptions and community memberships, your users also manage their hashtag subscriptions themselves. Your users have two options here:
- Click on “Notifications” on the dropdown menu under the profile image. Under the final item on the menu, the hashtags for which you want to be notified can be managed. The same applies to the Recommended blog posts widget.
Once a hashtag has been published, it works like a link. If you click on the hashtag of your choice, the search results page is opened. All of the content that has ever appeared with this hashtag is displayed. Immediately next to the keyword, you have the option to subscribe to the hashtag:
Individual blog post widget
Do you have an especially important article that should be prominently displayed to your colleagues for a period of time? The "individual blog post" widget is perfect for this. This allows you to select and highlight an individual blog post.
To attract a great deal of attention, we recommend you use the teaser picture.
You will find it in the "Teaser" settings for the individual blog post. Once you add a widget teaser picture, it will also appear in the widget.