Using web parts with no programming knowledge

Hannah Harvey asked on August 6, 2018 16:41

Short story:
I have two issues:

  1. Finding an appropriate web part
  2. Being able to configure the web part with no programming knowledge

Long story:

  1. I'm trying to find a web part to use so that I can display client logos scrolling (either automatically or manually) across a section of a web page. I've looked for responsive content sliders / carousel web parts and so far haven't come across any default web part in Kentico that would do this (Kentico 9.1). The closest I've found would be a combination of and but I have no programming knowledge so don't really understand what it's telling me or know what I would need to do to be able to use this. Can anyone point me in the right direction please?
  2. Even when I've thought I've found something suitable (e.g. content slider - which as it happens isn't what I want) when the configuration window appears I have no idea what to do. Are there any resources to help with this? Step by step guides perhaps? As Kentico is a CMS system, I thought I would be able to edit pages etc. without the need for a programmer every time I want to use a new web part. :( Is it realistic to think I could use new/existing web parts without the help of a programmer?

    Any help/advice/guidance would be great please!

Correct Answer

Brenden Kehren answered on August 6, 2018 17:21

Hey Hannah! Welcome to the Kentico DevNet!

Couple things:

  • Kentico has some documentation and training which might be useful to you.
  • There is no out-of-the-box webpart which will allow you to use create an awesome carousel. This is because most carousels/sliders require some sort of jquery or plug-in you will need to add manually.
  • Configuration of webparts can be easy or hard depending on who developed the webpart and what configuration options are in the webpart. I've been developing with Kentico for 9 years and still have difficulties on some webparts.

Typically with a carousel, you can use a simple repeater looking at a place within the content tree to get the carousel content from. Then you'd need to implement a carousel of some sort to make the flat layout transform into a carousel.

Let me know if this helps or you need additional help.

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Hannah Harvey answered on August 9, 2018 10:29

Thanks Brendan, I have taken a look at the documentation before and it helps to some extent, but perhaps I need to sign up to the training course...

Good to know for sure that there isn't any perfect default carousel I could be using. I will get an Apps Engineer to take a look into implementing something like the carousel you've referenced.

Thanks for your help.

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