Roundups (Locations / Events / Content)

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Overview

Roundups are articles that also contain an ordered list of Location, Events, or other Articles. They are a great way to publish things such as "The 5 Best Burgers" or a route map for something like a pub crawl or a long list of participating businesses in something like a restaurant week event.

Roundups include:

  • Ordered list of Locations, Events, or other Articles
  • Option to add category and full-text search filter bar
  • Custom links and HTML per location (good for adding reservation links and menus)
  • Option to link locations as a walking, cycling or driving tour (only for lists with 10 or less locations)
  • Embedded location micro data (excellent for SEO)

 

NOTE: For all information about Locations in Metro Publisher, please visit the following support section: Editor Tasks - Locations.

For information on Events, please follow this link: Editor Tasks - Events.

 

 

Roundup Settings

To create a Roundup, Log in as an Editor then click Content > Add. Once you are on the dit page, select 'Roundup' from the 'Content type' dropdown menu. You can choose either Location or Content.

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NOTE: For an overview of the different kinds of Content you can create in Metro Publisher, please visit this document: Content Types Overview 

 


 

Content Roundup Settings

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1. Display Order: Set the display order of your content list. Available options:

  • Alphabetical (A to Z)
  • Manual (set by hand)

2. Results per page: Set the the number of results before pagination kicks in. Available options:

  • All, 1, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50

3. Categories: Like location and event searches, you can add categories for your readers to use in order to filter through your content list. When you add categories, a search filter appears at the top of the list on your Roundup. When readers click in the search box, they can either type keywords or select a category and tag from the drop down.
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NOTE: For more information about Tags and Categories in Metro Publisher go here.

4. Manage Content: Add articles or events from your existing database by clicking. Search by location title, tag or keyword.

If you've selected alphabetical, the locations will order automatically. If you select manual, drag and drop to arrange the order.

 


 

Location Roundup Settings

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1. Type: The default setting "List" will display a map with pins. If you have ten locations or less, you have the additional option to view route instructions from one location to the next. This is a good option if you'd like your list to be viewed as a route map. Available options:

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Driving

2. Display Order: Set the display order of your location list. Available options:

  • Alphabetical (A to Z)
  • Manual (set by hand)

3. Results per page: Set the the number of results before pagination kicks in. Available options:

  • All, 1, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50

NOTE: It is possible to create a Location Roundup with a single location in order to add a map to a location you may wish to highlight.

4. Hide Map: If you prefer a list view of your Roundup Locations without the map, select this checkbox.

5. Custom information for locations: For your locations, you can add custom buttons or html with additional information. Available options:

  • Link: This will add a special link option to your locations. An example use case would be if you wanted to add special links for a content or for making a reservation.
  • Rich text: This option also creates a link option for each location. But in this case, the link opens a lightbox pop-up for any additional location information you would like to add. An example would be a menu.


6. Manage Locations: Add locations from your existing location database by clicking. Search by location title, tag or keyword.

  • Location: To change, search by location title.
  • Custom Title: By default, the roundup will display existing location title. You can override the location title to something that works better in the context of your roundup.
  • Custom Image: By default, the roundup will display existing thumbnail image for each location. Override that here if you choose to.
  • Custom Description: By default, the roundup will display existing descriptive text for each location. Override that here if you choose to.
  • Add links or special text: If you have added custom links or HTML, here is where you can edit that for each location.

If you've selected alphabetical, the locations will order automatically. If you select manual, drag and drop to arrange the order.

7. Categories: Like location and event searches, you can add categories for your readers to use in order to filter through locations. When you add categories, a search filter appears at the top of the location list on your Roundup. When readers click in the search box, they can either type keywords or select a category and tag from the drop down.

To switch this new Filterbar ON or OFF go to Admin > Beta.

NOTE: For more information about Tags and Categories in Metro Publisher go here.

 

 

Location Roundup Examples

Below are two videos that show examples of creating different Roundups.

 

 

 

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