Use ShortPoint Alerts Design Element to highlight urgent news, requests to your team or important company updates.



Let's have a closer look on this feature.


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Adding a ShortPoint Alert


A ShortPoint Alert Design Element can be easily added to your pages using ShortPoint Page Builder.


  • Modern page:

You can start with adding a ShortPoint web part to your page by clicking the plus sign and selecting ShortPoint from the list of the web parts. 



Then, click the blue Insert button to open the ShortPoint Page Builder.



Note: If adding the ShortPoint web part for the first time, Info Design Element will be added automatically. Click the cross icon to remove it. Then, click the blue Insert button to open the Page Builder.


  • Classic page:

1. Choose the Insert tab in the Ribbon.

2. Click the blue Insert button.



Then, select the Alert Design Element from your ShortPoint Page Builder menu:  



Preparing an alert


There are two options of creating alerts: static and dynamic. ShortPoint Alerts can also be used as a part of your company's footer.


Option 1: Adding ShortPoint Alert content manually


This option might be really useful if you have one urgent alert that contains a few lines of text.

Switch to the Content tab and type the text of your alert into the Alert content field.



Note: Find out more about static way of creating ShortPoint Design Elements in our Adding, Duplicating, Moving and Deleting Items of ShortPoint Design Elements solution article.

Option 2: Connecting a SharePoint list to the ShortPoint Alert


We recommend using a dynamic way of creating alerts in case you have many alerts to be displayed and/or you have detailed information on the matter, stored in the form of SharePoint list.


Switch to Connect tab and choose the needed connection type. Then, fill in the necessary fields. After the list is connected, switch to the Items tab and map the fields. For more details on how to connect the SharePoint lists with ShortPoint elements check this solution article: ShortPoint Connect: Basic Tutorial


In this example we are connecting Alert to a SharePoint list of the company's announcements and updates.



Advanced: Using ShortPoint Generator for creating Alerts


Have you had a chance to try our amazing ShortPoint Generator? With its help you can create your own elements and templates and then reuse it on different pages of your site collection. A ShortPoint Alert Design Element could be the part of your generated element. You can use it both as a part of a footer or another generated element or template.


Option 1: Adding ShortPoint Alert as a part of a generated element

If your company is introducing some changes in your policies or procedures update, or if you have a new policy, updates, teams structure changes effective since some specific date, you may like the idea of adding a ShortPoint Alert to a template of the page or a generated element in which you have these processes shown. 


For more details on how the ShortPoint Generator works, please check these solution articles:


Here is an example of our generated element - a list of procedures and policies - with an alert in it:



If your company site is scheduled to have some regular maintenance or you are going to change your company official address, you may add the ShortPoint Alert to the footer of your site. 


For more details on how to create a nice-looking footer, please check these solution articles:


Here is an example of our footer with an alert in it:



Features

Setting tab

You can change the color, set an icon for your alerts and enable dismiss alert option, using this tab.



  • Color

Choose the color for your ShortPoint Alert from the drop down of this option:



  • Show Dismiss Button

If you would like your alerts be possible to close, turn on the toggle for this option: 



Note: it is now possible to remember dismissed alerts. Check our solution article on How to Hide ShortPoint Alert After a Page Refresh.
  • Icon

Choose the icon for your ShortPoint Alert from the drop down of this option:



Visibility tab

Control who you want the Alert ShortPoint Design Element to visible for in this tab.




You can set visibility for: 

  • People and Groups of your organization;
  • Devices, on which you do not want Alerts design element to be visible.


Find out more about visibility in our solution article: Managing Visibility of ShortPoint Elements.


Custom CSS tab

For more flexibility on how you want your alert to be displayed, you can create your custom CSS and insert in the space provided.


We have basic and advanced Custom CSS tutorials in case you need some help.



That is it! Enjoy adding alerts to your SharePoint page.


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