Add Widgets to Panel Pages

After you have created your panel page and edited the layout, you will want to add content.

 Video example

Widgets can be added to automatically pull in certain kinds content from your group. Search, Calendar, Activity Stream, Member List, etc. are examples of the widgets available. A full list of widgets can be found in the "Widget Reference Table"Content can then be added to different regions of the page via widgets.

Step 1: Content and widgets can be added to your panel page by clicking the "Edit content" link next to the name of your panel page.

Step 2: You will be taken to a page that shows the regions of your panel page. Click on the gear icon in the upper left corner of a region.

Step 3: Then select "Add content" from the dropdown menu to add widgets and custom content.

Step 4: This will take you to a page where you can add widgets and custom content (for more detail see pages adding custom content and "Widget Reference Table".

A spotlight slideshow is one example of a widget you might want on your panel page.
a. Click "Widgets, group dashboard" in the left side menu. Then select "Spotlight [group]" from the available widgets.


b. Change the Spotlight title if desired, then click "Finish"  to set your changes.

Group administrators and moderators may now add news and event slides to the spotlight. See "Adding a Spotlight Slideshow". The news and event items will also appear in recent news and upcoming events sections if you have added those widgets to your panel page. Events and news widgets work best when added to the right side of your 2 column layout.  

See "Widget Reference Table"  for a list of widgets and their functions.

Step 5: After adding widgets, click "Save" to take you back to your panel pages list.
After adding content to your group you can expect to see something like this Example Home Page