In Uintra there is an assortment panels for building the information structure that fits your needs. Each of these panels are designed for certain content and usage scenarios:
- The Content Panel: Made for the typical content page with text and pictures.
- The Document Panel: Made for highlighting downloadable documents related to the page content.
- The FAQ Panel: A standard FAQ form, with a Question/Answer structure.
- The Table Panel: A panel for creating responsive tables
- The Latest Activity Panel: Made to get an overview of the latest activities
- The Coming Events Panel: Made to get an overview of the closest coming events.
- The Phonebook: The classic page for finding users and their contact information.
Local and Global panels
In general there are two ways to create a panel in Uintra, either by creating a local panel or a global panel. A local panel exists only in one context, as an example imagine creating a local panel on the front page, this panel only exist on the front page and cannot be used or copied to another page. In terms of Umbraco the local panel is created directly on the page. Below is an example of how a local panel and a global panel looks on the Umbraco page.
In contrast the global panels can be reused on multiple different pages. The global panel is created in a folder instead of on a page.
Instead of creating a local panel, the Umbraco user can choose to add a global panel
After choosing the global panel option a list of global panels opens. However the global panel has to be created before it can be chosen from the list. Below is an example of the global panels list.
While the local and the global panels are created differently in Umbraco they look completely identical in the user interface. If you are trying to create a side panel for News, and you want to show this panel on several pages, then creating it as a global panel is very advantageous. If you know that a panel should only be shown once on a specific page, you could choose to just create it locally.
Setting up a panel on a content page
1. Start by creating a "Content Page"
The blank content page in Umbraco should be blank with a "+" on it. Please note that the right side "One column row" is the set up for the side panel.
2. Clicking the "+" button prompts a decision for either a one column row page or a two column page.
3. Choosing either option will prompt a main column setup based on your choice, in this example the "One column row" was chosen.
4. Clicking "add content" opens a window for choosing what panel to create. It is recommendable to start a page with a content panel.
5. After choosing a panel, it will show within the grey column box, all panels for this page will show up within the grey box. Each panel can be separately accessed and edited, by clicking the selected panel's "Edit" button.
6. When editing is done, make sure to click "Submit" and then "Save and publish" to save the content, or open by clicking the arrow in the green box and choose "Save", to save the content without making it public.
This concludes the general setup of panels, check out the different panel pages to learn more about a specific one.
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