Dynamic Custom Pages

by C.W. Holeman III

See: Pages Overview


What is a Dynamic Page?

A Dynamic Page is a set of Pages that will be created and populated automatically based on a set of criteria you specify.

  • Dynamic Pages are created based on your choice of Profile Field (Select type only).
  • They are then populated automatically with content based on that profile field.

Once you have configured the dynamic page, the LMS will automatically create a unique Page for each value in that profile field, accessible to people with that unique value.

Example Use Cases

For example, say you have two Locations: one in Bozeman, MT; and the other on Utopia Planitia, Mars. Information you want to provide to users -or content created by and for these users- in these radically different locations will be highly unique. Everything from safety tips to regulations on overtime, to dialog board content will be unique. Using Dynamic Pages, people at each location can receive targeted content relevant to them.

First create a Dynamic Page based on Location, then specify content for these pages via Widgets. The LMS will automatically generate two new pages (1 for each value).

The Dynamic Page could have an Announcement widget which for users in Bozeman might talk about staying safe when facing a grizzly bear, and the page for Utopia Planitia would show an airlock safety video. This is based on permissions within the widgets.

Creating & Managing Dynamic Pages

Dynamic Pages are created & managed in the same place as static pages:

Admin Tool --> System --> Pages.

  1. To create a Dynamic Page click on the small drop down next to "Create Page".
  2. Select the Profile Field to base the page on.
  3. Click Create Dynamic Page:
  4. Now you can populate the Page like you would with a static Page.

Note: You can only have a single Dynamic Page for any given Profile Field. Once you have such a page, that field will no longer appear in the drop down list. The existing page will be named after the Profile Field upon which it is based, and will also have a small expansion arrow, which sets it apart (visually) from a standard page:







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