You can add a number of items to the right sidebar. Highlights, images, buttons, and menus are a few options. We are going to concentrate on the most-used item, a Highlight. Highlights are used on a number of CMS websites to display additional information and/or related links. Here are a few sidebar examples:
Create the Highlight(s) that you would like to add to the right sidebar. You can style and format them how you like. See our blog post about the different ways you can style text with the sidebar as well as the different formats you can choose for the right sidebar (box, nobox, spotlight).
Adding Highlights to a Page
Once you have created the Highlight(s) that you wish to add to a web page, you are ready to learn how to add them to the various web pages in your site. In the CMS, locate the Generic Content Item (web page) that you want to add a right sidebar to. Your webpage will most likely be in Public state (although it could be in any state). Transition it to QuickEdit by right clicking on the file and selecting “Workflow”:Once your web page is in the proper state, you can right click on it and select “Active Assembly Table Editor” from the menu:
Scroll down until you see the Right Sidebar slots: Decide what slot you would like to add your Highlight to. You may read our post about Right Sidebar Formats to better judge your options. Click on either the Right Sidebar Slot – Boxed or Right Sidebar Slot – No box slot (by clicking on the dark blue text) and you’ll be presented with CMS search dialog. Use the CMS as you normally would by clicking advanced and then entering search text for the Highlight you would like to slot:
Select the Highlight(s) that you would like to slot and click “Link to Slot”:
Your Highlight(s) will now be slotted. You can use the buttons under “Action” to change the order the Highlights appear, change their templates or slot, or edit or delete them.