How can we help you today?

ShortPoint Generator Basic Tutorial. Part 1: Creating Generated Content

In this article, we will walk you through how to create your custom ShortPoint element using ShortPoint Generator.


Before We Begin

  • To use ShortPoint Generator, make sure that you have ShortPoint installed. (Here are the installation guides for Office 365, SharePoint 2019, and SharePoint 2013/2016).
  • Make sure that you have the latest version of ShortPoint for your environment. ShortPoint Generator is available in ShortPoint version and above.
  • If you are using SharePoint 2013, 2016, or have ShortPoint SPFx version 7, the interface will be slightly different but will have the same features.

Step-by-step Tutorial

Step 1: Open ShortPoint Generator

Go to the site where you want to create a custom ShortPoint element and click the cogwheel icon.

Cogwheel button

From the drop-down, choose Site contents.

Site Contents button

Select ShortPoint Dashboard.

ShortPoint Dashboard button

From the ShortPoint Dashboard, click Generator.

Generator button

Step 2: Create Custom ShortPoint Element

Name your custom element and select Element from the drop-down.

New element

Build your custom element from scratch in the editor of the Generator page. 

You can do that by clicking the plus icon.

add design element button

You will be taken to the Page Builder where you can customize your own element.  

Page Builder

NOTE: You can also copy an element or a few elements from our Demos Library, paste them into the editor, and make further edits.

Below is a sample custom element we made.

Sample custom element

Step 3: Save your Custom Element

Once you are done editing, click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

Save button

The content you created will be stored in ShortPoint Generator after saving. You can now preview, edit, or remove your custom elements.

custom element

After creating your custom Design element, it is now time to add it to your SharePoint site. Proceed to ShortPoint Generator Basic Tutorial. Part 2: Using Generated Content on Pages to learn how.

Related Articles:

Did you find it helpful? Yes No

Send feedback
Sorry we couldn't be helpful. Help us improve this article with your feedback.

World's best intranet sites are designed using ShortPoint

Get started today! Learn more
See all 9 topics

Start a trial

Ignite your vision. Install ShortPoint directly on your site, or play in sandbox mode. No credit card required.

Get started today

World’s best intranet sites are designed using ShortPoint

Thousands of companies using ShortPoint everyday to design, brand and build award winning intranet sites.

Get started Learn more