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Sector Promotion content type

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Drupal Sitebuilder
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Sitebuilding Backend
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Content types and displays
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Sector Starter kit Sector promotions

Sector Promotions offer a flexible content type to create and place ad-style promotions throughout your site. Promotions can link to both internal and external content. You'll find everything you'll need to add promotions to your homepage, including sample content to get you started.   

See Sector Promotions in action!

Check out the promotion tiles on the homepage of the Sector demo 

Features and functionality

Sector Promotions includes:

  • Sector Promotion content type and displays
  • Sector Promotion variant taxonomy to easily extend promotions to be used across the site       
  • Sector Promotion view to load the promotions from a queue 
  • Sample content to make it easy to get started

Related entities and configuration (Sector D8)

Sector Promotion content type

<your-domain>/admin/structure/types/manage/promotion

Sector Promotion variant (was category) taxonomy

<your-domain>/admin/structure/taxonomy/manage/promotion_type/overview

From 8.x-2.0-beta1 (October 2018) terms in Promotion variant are 'rabbit-holed' to redirect to the 403 Access denied page, the default setting not public facing taxonomies in Sector.   

Sector Entityqueue - Promotional tiles 

<your-domain>/admin/structure/entityqueue/promotional_tiles/promotional_tiles

The homepage promotions are loaded into an entityqueue that allows the editor to manage and sort the display.   

Sector Promotion view 

<your-domain>/admin/structure/views/view/sector_promotion

The Sector promotion view loads the promotions based on the queue and provides a block display: 

  • Homepage - Promotion tiles (Teaser alternate)

The block display is hooked into Display Suite view mode Teaser alternate to allow for consistency and easy display management.

Related blocks under block layout 

<your-domain>/admin/structure/block

  • Promotion tiles - placed in the content area and restricted to the homepage. 

The view block finally loads the promotions into the chosen theme region and restricts the display within the site. 

Sample content

  • Included are three promotions to showcase the homepage use case. 

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