The reference component is used to feature content from one page to another within your site. It can be used multiple times to display the same content on numerous pages.

In the previous version of Ensemble, this was accomplished by using the brief content type. 

In this new version of Ensemble, components would be added to a page, then referenced to other pages by placing this component.

Properties window

After placing the component on the page, open its properties by clicking on the configure (wrench) icon. From here, you can adjust the settings of the component. 

Reference component

Fields within the properties window include component title, referrence path and display title.

Component Title: If you plan to use this reference elsewhere, give the component a title.

Reference: To pull the reference into where it's been placed on the page, type in the path in the reference field, or click the folder icon to the right to navigate to its location. 

When you do this the first time, the select path window will open to display all of the sites within Ensemble along the left pane. Choose the site where the item you want to reference belongs. 

A site's structure will appear in additional panes as you drill into the site. Once you reach the page where the reference resides, click the appropriate folder (image, content, or right bar) where the component is located. The component's title, which should be given when created, allows you to determine the correct component to reference.

Display Title: For the referenced item to display its title, choose Title from the options. Choosing none will not show the referenced item's title. Selecting title with link makes the title link to the page where the referenced item resides.

Once in place, you cannot edit the text within a referenced component. To make changes, go to the page where the original content appears and make updates. Those changes will appear wherever the reference component has been placed. 


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