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Editors 2 - Building Blocks

Lesson 1: The basics of Building Blocks

Building blocks are modules used to compose News, knowledge pages and elements of the Company Compass. Enrich their content with text, images, documents, videos and more.


Building Blocks - ahead for Editors



Lesson 2: Image Carousel

Use the image carousel building block to add individual pictures or multiple images grouped in a carousel.


Image Carousel Building Block - ahead for Editors



Lesson 3: Embedded Content

The embedded content building block allows editors to display content from external sources into News and Pages. It can be used to include a map, a form or a website, as well as many other types of content.


Embedded Content Building Block - ahead for Editors



Lesson 4: Documents

Include documents linked from O365 or attachments uploaded on the spot.


Documents Building Block - ahead for Editors



✔️ Best practice: ahead’s search engine works with the titles and descriptions of the Documents building block, but not attachment file names. It’s recommeneded to add a title and a description to the Documents building block describing what documents are included, improving this way its searchability.

📌 Important: O365 permissions are synched with ahead. Make sure that readers have permissions to open the linked documents.

Sometimes you might have issues finding a O365 document with the ‘Link Documents’ search feature. If you recently uploaded that document to O365, it takes some time until it’s indexed and ahead can search it. Try again later or upload the document as an attachment.