Using Expandable Sections tiles

The Expandable Sections tile lets you create a collapsible list of content links inside a tile on a place page, an Activity page, or your Your View page.

By using the Expandable Sections tile, you can organize content from around the community in an annotated list with headings. Your presentation of the linked content is displayed inside the tile. Website developers sometimes call this presentation an Accordion.

Expandable Sections can include any content you can see so that you can include content in private or secret (also known as private unlisted) groups. This makes the tile useful in Your View. Note that people who don't have access to the linked content won't see the links. They also won't see any sections that only contain links to content they can't see.

Removing content

You can remove an item by editing the tile, but deleting the content also removes the content page from the tile. 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