How to Convert From Widgets to Tiles

Version 2

    As Jive continues to develop tiles for a mobile-friendly experience, widgets are no longer being developed. If you are looking to switch your pages from widgets to tiles, we will provide you with the steps you need to take in order to create a tile page while still displaying the overview page for reference to create the least amount of disruption in your community.

     

    Here is a list of tiles available in places and on the News Page:

     

    Follow these instructions to create a tile page for configuration while still displaying the existing overview (widget) page:

    Note:  it is suggested to start this process in off hours as the process will temporarily make the overview page unavailable

    1. In the place you would like to configure a tile based page, select Manage > Settings
    2. Once in the Settings, select About
    3. Under the Advanced Options - Place Navigation, change from Overview (or Overview + Activity) to Activity + Pages, OK and then Save
    4. Now under Manage, you have the ability to add a New Page
    5. In the Create a Page modal, provide a name and select a layout
    6. In the tile page configuration, you need to add at least one available tile, then save
    7. You now have a URL for that page, either bookmark the URL or copy/save the URL
    8. Now, back to Manage > Settings
    9. Once in the Settings, select About
    10. Under the Advanced Options - Place Navigation, change from Activity + Pages to Overview (or Overview + Activity), OK and then Save
    11. At this point, users will view the Overview page when accessing the place
    12. You can now access the URL that was bookmarked (or saved) to edit the tile based page
    13. Once the tile page is configured as desired, change the place navigation back to Activity + Pages, OK and then Save
    14. The tile page is now live!