Using Content sets and Content Sets tiles

The Content Sets tile creates a browse sequence for key content on a custom page in a place. It can connect any combination of content, as long as it's inside the place.

By using the Content Sets tile, you can create a named set of content inside a place. This content is displayed in a linked browse sequence that indicates the order of reading. Content sets can include any kind of content that resides in the place where you're creating the set. Content sets are a powerful way to link and organize content within a place. For example, if you want to create a short guide that steps someone through a conceptual background, procedure, or other subjects that requires a specific order, you can bring together documents, discussions, and status updates in a single presentation.

Content sets are available only from custom pages in a place. If you navigate to the same piece of content in a different way, for example, if you find a document in a set by searching, you won't see it in the context of the set.

Building a content set

To begin creating a content set, you need to first make sure the content you want to include exists in the place where you're creating the set. If you're an administrator of the place, you can then add the Content Sets tile while adding or editing a custom page.

Removing content in a content set

You can remove an item from a set by editing the content set, but deleting the content or moving it into a different place also removes the content page from the set. If you delete all the content items in a section of a content set, the section is also removed.

Comparing Content Sets and Expandable Sections tiles

When you configure them, a Content Sets tile looks very similar to an Expandable Sections tile: the Content Set tile shows an ordered list of content (which also shows a collapsible view of content links with) and the Expandable Sections tile descriptions and section headings. However, the Content Sets tile is designed as a portal for reading a group of linked items in sequence, while Expanded Sections presents an organized set of quick links from around the community. The two tiles have the following important differences:

  Content Sets Expandable Sections
Content Source Only content posted in the Place where the tile is Anywhere in the community, including personal or private content
Navigation Move from page to page in the set without leaving the content group or returning to the tile page One-way click-through from the tile page to each page in the set
Location Custom pages and Activity pages Your View, custom pages, and Activity pages