Lists are a Page type that sorts, filters, and groups objects together in one place. In Meridian, an object can be a Page, Placemark, or Event.
Lists can be created dynamically using one of the three object types and filters. You can also create Lists statically by choosing specific items for a List.
Before you can create a list, you’ll need to have already created objects that can be added to the list.
Create a New List
Complete these steps to create a new List.
In the Meridian Editor sidebar, click Pages.
Click the Add + button.
Under Pages > New Page, click the TYPE dropdown menu, and then click List.
The page updates to show the List property options.
Use the Object Type dropdown menu to limit a List to a single object type: Page, Placemark, or Event.
The Group By dropdown menu lets you group objects in a list together by category or by user defined custom values. Objects that don’t have a category will be listed in the Other category.
The Sort By dropdown menu lets you choose the user-defined custom value you’d like to use to sort objects. If an object on a list doesn’t have the selected value, it will be sorted to the bottom of the list. If there is more than one object without the custom value, they will be sorted alphabetically.
Lists are sorted alphabetically by default.
List objects are displayed in cells. The values are Slim” (Standard) a normal width and “Fat” (Details) an expanded width cell. The main difference between the two styles is that the Details cell style will show an object’s description, and a Standard cell style will not.
Images will display in either style, but only if all of the objects in a list have an image.
Filters let you remove content from the list matching specific categories or custom values that you create.
Click the + to add a new filter. In the PROPERTY dropdown menu, choose Category or a custom value. In the VALUE field, enter the Category or Custom Value you’d like to filter by.
Filters are case-sensitive.
You can use more than one filter. The more filters you have, the less likely it is that content will appear on the page.
You can create more than one filter for a list.
OBJECTS lets you add specific Pages, Placemarks, and Events to the list. This gives you much greater control over the content shown on a list.
To add an object, click the +. In the LINK field, start typing the name of a Page, Placemark, or Event you’d like to add. As you type, possible matches are shown under the field. When you see the one you want, click it to select it.
This feature will be removed in a future release. Existing Group Sorting functionality can be accomplished with individual lists combined into a single list using the Objects property (a list of lists). Also note that this feature does not work with Language Support.
Manually sort the groups created by the Group By property.
- Lists are limited to 25 objects and 250 items.
- Event Lists and Calendars are limited to events that start within the next 31 days.