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Exhibits Documentation A guide to building exhibits using Spotlight

Item Slideshow

The Item Slideshow widget displays exhibit items in a static slideshow. Note that unlike the Item Carousel, in which the image changes automatically, the Item Slideshow expects an exhibit visitor to navigate between items manually, by clicking on on the field you select as the primary caption. Note: Items with a no-download access restriction will not display because a large enough image for viewing can't be properly rendered.

Accessing the Item Slideshow widget

To use the Item Slideshow widget on a Home page, Feature page, or About page, navigate to your dashboard and select the page you wish to edit from the Curation sub-menu. You can also get to the same editing interface by clicking the blue edit button at the top right corner of a Home page, Feature page, or About page. For more information, see Selecting and Formatting Widgets.

Once you are editing the page, click on a grey "+" to reveal a new undefined widget. Next, click on the blue "+" to the left of the widget to open up the widget menu, then choose the Item Slideshow widget from the list of Exhibit Item Widgets. You should see the options in the image below.

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Item Slideshow widget in the menu bar

After you have selected the Item Slideshow widget, you may find and add items by entering an image title.

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Editing the Item Slideshow widget

You may optionally select metadata fields to serve as primary and secondary captions in the slideshow. In the example below, the title field has been selected as the primary caption and the date as the secondary caption.

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Be sure to click on the Save changes button to save your work.

Example of Item Slideshow