Slickstream has been updated for all customers today. These changes should have no effect on existing customers -- at least until they choose to take advantage of these new capabilities.

Content Grid Widget

One of the ways that we help visitors engage is to offer them choices of other content on the site that they may wish to visit. Until now, the main way in which this was done was through our filmstrip and filmstrip toolbar widgets.

Today we've added a new widget that we call the "content grid". You can place a content grid wherever you want it on your page. You can even add multiple of them on the same page if you like. The widget is responsive and will adapt appropriately based on its container and the screen size.

Content widgets have reasonable default settings and will work well "out of the box". If you use Slickstream's WordPress plugin, you can just use a shortcode. You'll also find a new Slickstream Grid widget that you can drop where you want it. If you don't use our plugin, then you can drop an HTML embed code on the page and we'll use that. Or just ask us, and we'll inject one into your page where you want it.

If you choose, you can visit your Slickstream portal and, on the Config page, configure each grid. You can select how much and what kind of content to show. By default the type is set to "auto" -- where we'll make an appropriate choice for you. Or you can explicitly choose Related content, Recent content, or Popular content. For related content, you can also indicate whether you'd like to restrict that content to within the same category (or categories) from the current page.



Here's how you set it up. Still got questions? Don't hesitate to ask!


Back-to-Top Widget

Several customers have asked us if we can include a "back to top" widget with our cluster of buttons in the bottom-right corner of the screen. That's now available. Just turn on that widget in your portal and you'll start seeing it appear after you have scrolled partway down the page. Tap on the button and it will smooth-scroll back to the top of the page. Simple and clean.




More Language Support

We add localization to Slickstream based on customer demand. In this update, we've added support for Norwegian, Swedish, and Croatian.


Topics: Product Enhancements, Update Notes

Kingston Duffie

Written by Kingston Duffie

Kingston is the CEO/CTO of Slickstream.

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