We have found that the schedule/personalize element feature has three key practical uses:
Before you enable scheduling … it is a good idea to name your elements. Click on each element and then choose the ‘Name’ option listed under ‘more.’ Enter a unique name without spaces or special characters (letter of the alphabet or numerals only).
Scheduling is managed within a container. From the container square icon, select ‘Layout’ and check the box to permit scheduling and personalization of contained elements “Enable scheduling for elements”
Now everything within the container can be scheduled. By default all elements within the container will display until you alter the criteria.
In the container, select ‘Criteria’ ... the ‘Edit Rendering Criteria’ box will appear (see example at the right).
Click on the pencil icon and select “Edit scheduling properties.” A “Schedule/Personalize Element” box will appear:
The Scheduled element, allows for the dynamic rendering of content to be scheduled or personalized. Here are a few examples of how elements can be scheduled.
Several other schedule criteria, such as Page Categories, SubSite Levels, Weekdays, Specific times, Browsers and other targets, and Variable Comparison, will hardly ever be of use to most site administrators.
In the container, select ‘Set Visibility’ to see any particular elements that are not scheduled to show in the read mode. You usually can edit the element once it is visible in the edit mode.
In order to add, move, or delete scheduled elements,
you will need to select ‘Criteria’ in the container.
To add an element, click the gray ghost text "Click here to add new schedule entry." Sometimes you also can insert a new element in the container directly, but note that the you will still have to go into the Criteria function to finish the scheduling process.
For moving or deleting elements you must be in the Criteria function.
Similar to scheduling the element, click on the pencil icon and select move or delete. This function also allows you to insert an element in the middle of many elements and do not want to repeatedly click the move button for up or down.
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