How to Edit the Slideshow and Other Content in the Homepage Spotlight Content

Spotlight Content

Your Home Page is the perfect space to show off your best work to potential customers and clients. In order to achieve this, each of our layouts provide a spotlight area to present your content. From this spotlight, you may display a photo, video, slideshow, or embedded content.

Please note, this guide covers adding content to the Spotlight Content area of your home page.  Depending on your layout, Background Content may be displayed instead.​

If you see Background Content instead of Spotlight Content, please refer to this guide for how to edit the content.


Please see this video for how to setup the homepage slideshow:


To start adding content, or to make changes to the content displayed in the spotlight area, you will need to be in Customize Website View.
 

In the Dashboard, hover your mouse pointer over Website then click on Customize Website.

Website to Customize Website ViewThe page will refresh with a new customization menu at the top, confirming that you are in the Customize Website View.


Choose Content type to display in Spotlight Content

  1. Click on Spotlight Content.
  2. In the pop-up window, choose the content type that you would like to display in the Spotlight Content.​
  3. If no content has already been applied, you can choose the content type directly in Customize Website View.
  4. If content has already been applied, a different content type can be chosen by clicking change.
Spotlight Content Choose Content Type




There are three types of content that can be displayed in Spotlight Content.
If you are using a layout where the spotlight area becomes your background and you see Background Content instead of Spotlight Content, please follow the Background Content instructions.
 


Add Photo or Video Content

  1. After choosing the Photo or Video option in Spotlight Content, select the gallery where the photo or video is located.
  2. You may also choose to enter the direct URL of an image if the image.
  3. After selecting the gallery, select the desired photo or video you would like to display. This content must be Public for you to select it.
  4. Click Select to confirm your choice.
  5. Select Add Title & Caption to enter any additional information you may want to appear when someone scrolls over the image.
  6. Select Set Option to choose a Click Action such as Dim the Lights, and a Hover Action such as Overlay title and caption.
  7. Select Set Layout to choose what size the photo or video will appear on the Homepage, along with browser scaling and border options.
  8. Click Insert to exit the Spotlight Content window.
Spotlight Content Photo
Please note: There is no option to add a soundtrack if you use a single photo or video for your spotlight content. If a video is chosen, the video will use its own audio track.



Add Slideshow Content

  1. After choosing the Slideshow option in Spotlight Content, select the desired gallery or collection you wish to use as your slideshow.
  2. Click Select to confirm your choice.
  3. Select Set Option to configure your soundtrack, photo duration, transitions and other options available.
  4. Select Set Layout to choose what size the slideshow will appear on the Home Page, along with image handling and border options.
  5. Click Insert to exit the Spotlight Content window.
Spotlight Content Slideshow
Click here for more details and tips on configuring the homepage slideshow!



Add Embed Code

  1. After choosing the Embed option in Spotlight Content, paste the HTML Code provided by services that host movies or other content, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Animoto, Vuvox and others.
  2. Click Preview to see how the code will look when placed on your Home Page.
  3. Select Set Layout to choose your border options.
  4. Click Insert to exit the Spotlight Content window.
Spotlight Content Embed



After selecting and applying the content for display in the Spotlight Content, click Publish to apply the changes to your live site.

Publish