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The Random glossary entry block displays an entry from the site glossary, selected at random (or in a specified order) and periodically updated.

You can configure the block to select which glossary is used, and how entries are selected.

Configuring Random glossary entry block

In addition to the standard or Common block settings, there are a number of configurable options specific to the Random glossary entry block.

Setting

Description

Notes

Take entries from this glossarySelect the glossary from the dropdown list.-
Days before a new entry is chosenDecide how often the block will be updated by entering the number of days. For example, entering '7' will mean a new entry is selected each week.-
How a new entry is chosen

Decide how each entry is selected, from the following options:

  • Random entry: Selects an entry at random
  • Last modified entry: Selects the most recently edited glossary entry
  • Next entry: Selects the next entry from the glossary in the order they are listed
  • Alphabetical order: Selects the next glossary entry in alphabetical order
The default option is Random entry.
Show concept (heading) for each entryDecide whether or not the glossary heading is shown at the top of the block.-
When users can add entries to the glossary, show a link with this textIf users can add entries to the selected glossary, a hyperlink will be displayed taking them to the glossary. You can change the link text in this field.The default text for this field is 'Add a new entry'.
When users can view the glossary but not add entries, show a link with this textIf users can view the selected glossary, a hyperlink will be displayed taking them to the glossary. You can change the link text in this field.The default text for this field is 'View all entries'.
When users cannot edit or view the glossary, show this text (without link)If the glossary cannot be viewed or edited, the text in this field will be shown.The default text for this field is '(to be continued)'.

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