Landing Page Functionality
Path: Community Settings >> Customization >> Landing Pages
Our landing page feature (click here to learn more) allows you to effortlessly update and create a fantastic page that welcomes members to your community. It also provides previews of the latest and greatest content. To learn more about this feature, click here.
Additionally, we have a quick video that provides an overview of the configuration process for landing pages.
Landing Page Templates
Currently, we offer four landing page templates: Armstrong, Berners-Lee, Currie, and Eastman. These templates provide a great starting point for creating your landing page, and we will continue to release more templates in the future.
Make it Public (accessible to anonymous users): Enabling this switch will allow the public (non-logged-in users) to view your Landing Page (old version or new version).
Click on the Select button to select the template as the landing page. Edit it by clicking on the Edit mode. Once done click on Done editing. Use Publish button to publish the page.
Landing page elements
The administrator can edit the text and images provided in the template. Non-required elements can be hidden as well.
Clicking on the pencil icon will allow editing the text. The font can be set as Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, Heading 4, and Normal. It can also be made bold, italicized, underlined, strike through as well as hyperlinked.
To hide the text area click on the Eye icon. A slashed eye icon indicates the element is not visible on the landing page.
Images, as well as videos, can be replaced using the Pencil icon.
The image can be dragged and dropped into the area or browser and uploaded from the files from your computer. Admin can also use the image URL for the file uploaded in Community or Global File Library. Note: A transparent png file is recommended here.
For adding a video, select the radio button for Video and add the video URL in Insert Link to Video field.
We no longer host videos in IdeaScale's File Library but you can easily host it on various sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Qumu, Vidyard, Kaltura, Brightcove, Vbrick, Intrado, and MS Stream' and add the URL in the Landing page's add video section.
Our tool features an auto-resizer for images but this article reviews what our recommended sizes are so your images look their best!
This section allows you to add or delete an item, edit the text as well as change the image. Click on Add an Item button to add a new step in how it works section. Edit Title and Description text, add image, and click Submit. To delete an item, click on the Trash can icon.
Each time changes are made to the landing page and the admin clicks on Done Editing, the system creates a version of it and saves it. Administrators can go back to any previous version and restore it by clicking on Publish.
Only 20 latest versions are saved.
There is a Go to gallery link on the top to provide quick access to the Landing page templates. Admin can anytime select and try out other templates
Click on the Unpublished button to remove the published landing page template and click on Edit to edit the existing one.
The modules in the landing pages can be moved up and down using the arrow keys at the right corner of the module.
Display type for Campaign
With the latest development we can now choose to display the campaigns on the landing page from the three display types available i.e Stack, Carousel and Grid. These display will be available only on the Landing Page Template named Berners-Lee, Currie, and Eastman.
Display Campaign Expiration
The newest addition on our landing page is displaying the campaign expiration date if we have set one in the campaign settings. This display will be available only on the Landing Page Template named Berners-Lee, Currie, and Eastman.
When the countdown reaches less than 7 days the date will appear in red.
Display Campaign Subtitles
The landing page will now display the sub-titles of the campaign when we use the templates named Berners-Lee, Currie, and Eastman.