How it Works
In general, design elements such as menus, widgets and other dynamic elements which are included in the design will appear based on the menu item(s) to which they are assigned. For example, you may have an HTML widget which is only assigned to appear on the Community menu item. When a member logs in, his or her group landing page is set to be the Community menu item, so the widget appears on the right side of the page. The presence of the widget will be determined by the menu item(s) to which it is assigned. MemberClicks can set up the element to appear on the menu items you specify.
Important: Widgets and other advanced elements can only be assigned to menu items, they cannot be assigned to articles.
Let's take a closer look at the example above.
Starting with the site Home page:
Note that the Home menu item is set to be the default for the entire website and that it displays a single article, no widgets.
When members log into the site, they land on the Community menu item:
Note that in addition to displaying a single article in the main body of the page, the Member Survey widget appears on the right side because it has been set to display on the Community menu item.
For the sake of example, let's assume the member continues browsing the members only section and clicks on the Past Speakers menu item.
Note that the Past Speakers menu item is a category list layout which does not have the Member Survey widget assigned to it.
Because the Member Survey widget has only been assigned to the Community menu item, it will only appear when users click the Community menu item.
For the Member Survey widget to appear on the member landing page, the Community menu item must be set as the member landing page. If the member landing page is set to be an article (as opposed to a menu item), then the Member Survey widget will not appear.
Whether your additional element in an HTML widget (as in the example above), extra menu, sponsor ad, most popular article list etc., its display will depend on the menu item(s) to which it is assigned.
Dynamic elements such as HTML widgets, most popular article listings, and members only menus are great ways to engage members and other site visitors. They can also be big time savers which reduce the need to create the same content on multiple pages.
Once a dynamic element has been created by the MemberClicks design team, it can be assigned to display on all menu items (in which case new menu items will automatically display the element) or on select menu items. If your element is set to display on select menu items, the Help team will be happy to assign it to display on more menu items or remove it from existing menu items as needed.