As mentioned in the Quick links best practices, you can edit the quick links that are available in the Home screen carrousel, to fit your events needs.
When editing the quick links carrousel on the home page, you can select quick links (or shortlinks) so that they appear in the carrousel.
In this article we'll explain how these shortlinks can be created in Backstage, in order to be selected as quick links to be added in the home page carrousel.
Creating the shortlink
To add a new quick link to the home page carrousel, you will need to create it as a shortlink in Backstage first. To do so:
Go to the workspace main menu, and select Content > Shortlinks.
Note: You will need to install the QR scanner module in order to see the Shortlink menu in Backstage.
In the below screen, you can create the short link:
Choose a Reference name. This is the name that will appear below the quick link in the home page of the app.
For Short name, leave SL. This is only used when the short link is used a s a QR code (so not applicable for home screen quick links).
In the Actions field, select the link target for the quick link:
- Open a feed link
Use this option in order to open a hashtag or a mention in a specific feed.
To open a feed using a shortlink, use the option "Open an item".
- Open an item
This option contains a large variety of options that can be used. Choose the type of item in the drop down list, then the specific item you would like to associate with the QR code.
Some of the most popular items are:
- Document – select it to link the action to a specific document
- Session – select it to link the action to a specific session
- Presenter – select it to link the action to a specific presenter
- Page – select it to link the action to a specific document
- Feed – select it to link the action to a specific feed
Add an icon for your shortlink. You can choose from the list or upload your own.
Click on Save to finish creating the short link:
Adding the quick link to the home page carrousel
Go to the Design category in the workspace main menu, and select Home. The below window opens, where you can use the quick links to section to add quick links to your home page carrousel.
Click on Quick link > Choose, then select Shortlink in the drop down.
The shortlink created above should appear in the list, select it and click on Save