How to display a Content Collection on a page

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Content collection

Displaying one or more content on a page is one of the most common tasks in Sense/Net ECMS. In this article we provide a simple three-step method to achieve this. Usually you have to create a Collection View or XSLT Renderer to render the content on the page (if there is no appropriate view created already) then place a Portlet to a page that displays the content.

In this article you can read about displaying content using the Content collection Portlet. Alternatively you can use the Content query presenter Portlet with a Content Query.


1. Create the collection view

First you’ll need a collection view to display more content. If there is no predefined view that you can use, please check one of the following articles for how to create a custom collection view.

For evaluation purposes you can use the built-in default collection view:

  • /Root/Global/renderers/ContentCollectionView.ascx

2. Add a portlet page

If there is no page exists where you want to display one or more content, follow the steps in this article to add a page.

3. Add a portlet

In Sense/Net ECMS the building blocks that users see on pages are called portlets. To learn how can you add a portlet to a page, follow the steps in this article.

Please note that after you add a portlet to an application page you need to navigate back to the original content to see the original content displayed by the portlet

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Display content using the Content collection portlet

Content collection Portlet is used for displaying content that reside in the same folder or subtree. The following image shows where to look for the portlet in the portlet picker.

Content collection Portlet

Set portlet properties

Open the portlet properties dialog and set the following properties:

  • Choose the collection view defined above as the View.
  • Choose the desired container content (e.g. folder, list or workspace) on the Context binding property page – or leave the current content as the default setting.

To learn more about context binding please check the following article: Smart Pages

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