• Overview

    The List Builder allows you to reuse items in several lists without having to re-create item content. This is especially useful when you want to show a list of items on one page, such as a list of all your event items, as well as displaying a list of several featured items on another page.

    The List Builder does this by using libraries. A library is a collection of all of your items. You can use your library in more than one list or you can create multiple libraries. When new items are added to your list, they will be added to your library as well. This allows you to create multiple lists that share the items that exist in your library.

    Working with multiple lists that share a library is a great way to show your items on one page and allow for the same items to appear on another page of your site without having to re-create the same item data. For instance, this may be useful for showing blurbs of featured items on your homepage from a full list of items that appears on another page of your site. The two lists would share the same library and be synced to each other but can have a different design and show different items.

  • Adding a List with New Items From a New Library

    To add a list with new items from a new library:

    1. From the left side of the Editor, click the plus sign to open Add.
    2. From Add, click List Builder.
    3. From the window that opens, mark the radio dial next to List with new items.
    4. From the left side of List Builder, click a list layout.

    You can preview the different page layouts to the right of the list.

    5. Click Add to site.
    6. From the pop-up, click OK.

    A new list is added to your site.

  • Adding a List with Items from an Existing Library

    A library is a collection of all of your items. A library allows you to create multiple lists that share the same items. You can also create multiple libraries.

    To add a list with items from an existing library:

    1. From the left side of the Editor, click the plus sign to open Add.
    2. From Add, click List Builder.
    3. From the window that opens, under List with existing items from one of these libraries, mark the radio dial next to the relevant library.

    A library is a collection of all of your items. You can use your library in more than one list and you can create multiple libraries.

    A list with the relevant library is added to your site.

    The list will appear with a minimal design: all fields except for the item titles will be missing and any design changes that you had made to the previous list with this library will not appear here. You can design this list from scratch or you can copy the design of another list .

  • Copying a List Design and Applying it to Another List

    You can copy the design of any list and apply it to any other list with the same library.

    To copy a list design and apply it to another list:

    1. Click the list to select it and then click Change Design.
    2. From the bottom of the Design tab, click Copy Other List Design.
    3. From Copy design from another view, click a list .
    4. Click OK.

    Your list design changes.

  • How can I choose which items from my library show in my list?

    You can add or remove items from any list using the library Filter option.

    To add or remove items in a library from your list:

    1. Click the list to select it and then click Manage Items.
    2. From List Settings, under the Items tab, click Filter.
    3. From Library items, check or uncheck the boxes next to your items.
    4. Click OK.

    Your list items change.

  • Will changing an item affect other lists?

    Yes, changing an item's content in one list will change the item's content in any list where the item appears. This means that you will only have to update an item's content once and the changes will automatically appear wherever the item appears!

  • Will deleting an item affect other lists?

    Yes, deleting an item deletes the item from any list where the item appears. Once an item is deleted, it will be permanently removed from your library.  

    The Filter option allows you to select which items you want to display in each list. To remove an item from your current list only, click a list to select it and then click Manage Items. From the Items tab, click Filter and check or uncheck the boxes next to your items. Unchecked items will be hidden from the selected list. Checked items will show on the selected list.

  • How will adding a field affect other lists?

    Adding a field to your items in one list will add the field as a hidden field to all lists within the same library. To show or hide fields within a selected list, click the list to select it and then click Change Design. Under Edit field settings, you can show or hide the fields from the selected list.

  • Does hiding a field affect other lists?

    No, hiding a field will hide the field from the selected list only. You can choose to show or hide fields from a single list only, without affecting the layout or design of other lists using the same library items.

  • Does deleting a field affect other lists?

    Yes, if you delete a field from one list, it will be deleted permanently from all lists using the same library. To remove a field from a selected list and not from another, click the list to select it and then click Change Design. Under Edit field settings, you can show or hide the fields from the selected list.