Special Purpose Groups: define featured content

In Groups > Special Purpose, you may set up Groups of Products to define featured content as used in e.g. slideshows on your client site. They may also have other uses, e.g. to define contact lists used in your public/client site, depending on the specifics of your implementation.

Once the Special Purpose Group has been created, you can manage it just like regular Groups.

For slideshows and other featured Product components, Be sure to only add Products at Access Viewable or higher, else your clients will not be able to see them. Also, each added Product should include at least one image flagged as a Marketing Asset.

For Special Purpose Groups whose contents determine elements such as user-managed public contact pages or sales contact lists used in registration forms, likewise any Users and Organizations should be set to Access Viewable. For Special Purpose Groups driving asset download pages such as news/press or catalogue lists, the Assets must be Viewable or Public (depending on whether the related page is visible for logged-in clients only or fully public) plus have the Downloadable permssion enabled.

Note that you can use Sort in the Group’s tabs (Products, Assets, Users, Organizations) to determine the order in which the items will appear.

Admins only: To create a Special Purpose Group, click Add New, then enter a Name and Purpose (the Purpose must match that defined in the system in order for the Special Purpose Group to function).

Fremantle: On slideshow-related Special Purpose Groups, do not add Products of the Series or Episode type to a Special Purpose Group as the client site cannot display these (due to its inherent setup). On Special Purpose Groups related to displaying Contacts, a list of included Users will display unless at least one Organization is added to the Group; then, only a list of included Organizations will display.