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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.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


Before We Begin

  • To use ShortPoint Generator, make sure that you have ShortPoint installed.
  • Make sure that you have the latest version of ShortPoint SPFx. ShortPoint Generator is available in ShortPoint versions 5.3.3.22 and above.

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.


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