Creating a Home Carousel - Fluid Topics - 3.4

Promote Content in Fluid Topics

Product
Fluid Topics
FT_Version
3.4
Category
Technical Notes

In Fluid Topics, one or more blocks of promotional content can be displayed under the search bar of the homepage.

A home carousel is a series of promotional content blocks, which are automatically displayed one after the other. To switch between such blocks manually, arrows are available on each side of the carousel.

A block of promotional content can consist of:

  • Text containing a title (required), a description (optional) and a link (optional)
  • Text with a background
  • Only a background

The background can be associated with a link and may be in the form of:

  • A color
  • A single picture filling the whole promotional space (optimal size is 1024 pixels wide by 256 pixels high)
  • A picture repeated several times in a row over the entire surface of the promotional space

The height of the carousel is set by the height of the tallest slide.

The height of a slide is set by:

  • The banner dimensions (the picture is scaled at 1024 pixels wide)
  • The amount of text in a textual slide
  • The textualMinHeight key-value attribute
  • The bannerMaxHeight key-value attribute

Example of a Fluid Topics home carousel with a picture as background behind textual information:

This Fluid Topics carousel is made of both text and a background image

Tip: A video tutorial is available to learn how to create a promotional content on the homepage:

Link to the homepage promotional content how-to tutorial

Attention: Promotional content is not displayed if the Editorial Homepage is enabled in Fluid Topics.

To use promotes, disable the Editorial Homepage.