Widgets can be used to create overviews such as the following:
- A bar chart that indicates the number of blog posts per author (here)
- A table of all Silk team members with their position and picture (here)
- A map of al Silk team members at their last holiday location (here)
- A table of contents (here)
Inserting a widget will only work if you have created at least one page with a page category. To make the most of widgets, you should have applied some tags as well. Some widgets can be used without data being available. For example, the table of contents widget.
Creating a widget
When editing a document, place your cursor where you want the widget to appear. Click "Insert widget" in the top menu and click on the widget of your choice.
In the dialog that appears on the right, select the page category that you would like to use for this widget. You can start adding tags by clicking "Display a tag". Every tag you add can be used as a data source for your widget. Remove tags by clicking the X next to the tag name in the overview.
For example, if you insert the table widget and want to create an overview of Person pages, select Person as the page category. You may have used some tags, such as Birthdate and Height. Adding these tags to the overview will make them appear as columns when you are working with a table.
The options menu in the dialog on the right provides specific options for the widget type you selected. Adjusting these options is often required to make the widget display the data you want. To learn more about the options for the widget of your choice, click on the widget name in the list at the bottom of this page.
You can filter your data by clicking "Refine" below the tag name. Based on the type of the tag, you will see different options appear. Labels such as Between, Equals and Contains can be clicked to select a different matching type. By clicking Refine, the visualization will only include pages that contain this tag. To remove the filter, close the filter box using the small X.
You can sort the overview by clicking "Sort By" next to a tag name. You will see an arrow appear. Click this arrow to change the order in which the overview is ordered.
PS. Yes, the above list is a widget itself