Listing Elements

What Are These Elements?

The Listing Elements group offers three types of lists. Each listing element shows content that is managed elsewhere, either in a different system or somewhere else in the content management system. Listing elements embody the principle of Create Once, Publish Everywhere (COPE), giving more reach to your words and images than a static, standard webpage can manage.

Links to instructions on using each are immediately below their examples lower on this page.
  • Campground listing element
    Shows some basic details for one or more campgrounds in a park. Draws on the data put into the structured data system. If you have changes you need to show, make those edits within the structured data system.
  • Event listing element
    Largely used by non-park websites, this element lists events that are created in the Event Manager (within the CMS). It's a great way for a parent park (e.g., NAMA) or some kind of site pertaining to multiple parks (e.g., the Alaska location based site) to show the events for constituent parks.
  • Shared content listing element
    The universal* listing element. It can show a wide variety of shared content types (articles, people assets, place assets, news releases, things to do, trip ideas, etc). A few examples are shown below, to illustrate the ways that the output changes, depending on the content types you want to list.
*ok, not truly universal since it doesn't list events, but it does let you choose from among many different types of pages.

Campground Listing Element

Below is an example of the campground listing element. It has space for an optional header and description, and then returns all kinds of details about one or more campgrounds in a given park. It features a little green or red flag to illustrate if the campground is currently open (with a note that an "open" campground may or may not be fully reserved, so check with the park for details).

One common way to use this element is to put it on your main campgrounds page for your park. If you have a lot of campgrounds, consider placing a few of them within some kind of logical category (e.g., Tent Only Campgrounds and then Vehicle Accessible Campgrounds or Campgrounds Needing Reservations and Walk-In Reservations Only, etc).

An Optional Header Goes Here

An optional description. This is not a rich-text editor, it's just static text. You might add some contextual details about what you're showing below (e.g., "These are tent-only campgrounds in Park ABC; we do not have any RV campsites in this park."). The element lets you pick the park you want, and then you can select which campgrounds from that park you want to list.


Campground listing element instructions (NPS only) | Return to top of the page

Event Listing Element

As you might expect, the event listing element shows ... events. You can configure it to show events for a given park, or events across NPS based on particular tags, or a combination of the two criteria.

A few use cases include:
  • A given park showing events at nearby parks (e.g., perhaps every park within a metropolitan area, or within a 3 hour drive).
  • A subject site showing events across the country based on some kind of theme or topic (e.g., the Arts in the Parks website showing nationwide events tagged "art").

An Optional Header Goes Here: Ranger Programs!

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  • Pecos National Historical Park

    Forked Lightning Ranch House Tour

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    This tour explores the history of Forked Lightning Ranch from Tex Austin to Hollywood actress Greer Garson.

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    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Pecos National Historical Park Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE (Reservations Recommended)
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Pickens: Guardian of the Gulf

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Everyday

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the entrance to Fort Pickens for this walking program about the history of this incredible fort.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Pickens
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Pickens: Guardian of the Gulf

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Everyday

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the entrance to Fort Pickens for this walking program about the history of this incredible fort.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Pickens
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Chronicles From a Cape Codder Talk

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Ranger Dana Eldridge shares stories from Cape Cod’s past.

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    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Location: 50 Nauset Road, Eastham
    • Fees: Free
  • Cape Cod National Seashore

    Creative Nature Workshop

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Bring a journal, sketchpad, or any other form of art to breathtaking Fort Hill. Join a ranger to explore the stunning landscape while practicing the art of finding inspiration in nature.

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    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Location: Fort Hill, Eastham
    • Fees: Free
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Pickens: Guardian of the Gulf

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Everyday

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the entrance to Fort Pickens for this walking program about the history of this incredible fort.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Pickens
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Colorado National Monument

    Canyon Rim Walk

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Meet at the visitor center for a stroll along the Canyon Rim Trail. Beautiful rock formations and spectacular distant views await! 1 mile/1.6 kilometers round trip.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Saddlehorn Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free program, park entrance fees apply
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Pickens: Guardian of the Gulf

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Everyday

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the entrance to Fort Pickens for this walking program about the history of this incredible fort.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Pickens
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Pickens: Guardian of the Gulf

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    Everyday

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the entrance to Fort Pickens for this walking program about the history of this incredible fort.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Pickens
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Advanced Redoubt: Legacy in Brick & Mortar

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the entrance to the Advanced Redoubt for this 30 minute tour of the historic fort.

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    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Advanced Redoubt
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Big Hole National Battlefield

    Battlefield Tour

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Take a tour of the Big Hole National Battlefield with a ranger. Weekday tours are also offered when staffing levels allow. PLEASE NOTE: A tour will not be offered on Saturday, August 11th. Please attend the battle commemoration ceremonies instead.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Meet at the Big Hole National Battlefield's lower parking lot.
    • Fees: Free and open to the public
  • Pecos National Historical Park

    Civil War Battlefield Hike

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Participate in a ranger lead walking tour of the civil war battlefield trail and discover in greater depth the story behind the Battle of Glorieta Pass.

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    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Pecos National Historical Park Visitor Center
    • Fees: FREE
  • Colorado National Monument

    Evening Program

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly

    Explore the exciting desert evenings of the monument while learning about the many natural and cultural stories of this landscape. Please inquire at the visitor center for topics and times (varies throughout the year due to change in sunset time.)

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    • Location: Loop C shelter in Saddlehorn Campground
    • Fees: Free Program, park entrance fees apply
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Barrancas: Bastions on the Bluffs

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the Fort Barrancas Visitor Center for this walking tour of the historic fort that guarded Pensacola Bay for over a century.

    View Details
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Barrancas
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Fort Pickens: Guardian of the Gulf

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Everyday

    Meet a national park ranger or volunteer at the entrance to Fort Pickens for this walking program about the history of this incredible fort.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Pickens
    • Fees: Entrance Fee Required
  • Canyonlands National Park

    Horseshoe Canyon Hike

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Join a ranger for a guided hike into Horseshoe Canyon. You do not need a reservation. This is a strenuous 7-mile hike and lasts 3 to 5 hours.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Horseshoe Canyon
    • Fees: Free
  • Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

    Jr. Ranger Program - St. Croix Falls

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly

    Ranger led activities for children of all ages to become Jr. Rangers

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    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: St. Croix Falls Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Nature Walk: Life on a Barrier Island

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Meet a ranger or volunteer at the Fort Pickens Bookstore for this fun program about life on a barrier island.

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    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Fort Pickens Bookstore
    • Fees: Free
  • Colorado National Monument

    Ranger's Choice

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly

    Join a ranger at the Book Cliffs View shelter for the 1:00-2:00 pm program and Loop C shelter area (across from Window Rock Trailhead parking) for the evening program. Topics range from history to wildlife to geology and fossils.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Book Cliffs View shelter
    • Fees: Free program, park entrance fees apply
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018

    End of the season guided paddle outing for veterans.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Location: Namekagon River, County Highway K Landing to Howell Landing
    • Fees: Free, but pre-registration is required
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    Weekend Ranger Programs

    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    Come join a Park Ranger to learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore's natural and cultural history.

    View Details
    • Time: 1:30 PM
    • Location: Bear Valley Visitor Center (unless otherwise noted)
    • Fees: Free
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Event listing element instructions (NPS only) | Return to top of the page

Shared Content Listing Element

A universal listing element for (nearly) every time of shared content. Pages created using a shared content template include:
  • Articles
    A catch-all for any kind of scientific, interpretive or general information webpage that has usefulness beyond a single park or program. For example:
    • A general page about the ecology of jackrabbits could be useful for many parks, and it would be more efficient for parks to collaborate on a general info jackrabbit page than to repeat the same info, with small wording changes, across the website of every park where jackrabbits live.
    • A scientific article about climate change research that occurred in 4 parks has usefulness to all parks involved. Publishing info about that scientific study as a shared content article obviates the need for 4 parks to say the same thing 4 times.
  • People
    People assets are meant to be the definitive biographical sketch for historically significant people. Take, for example, Theodore Roosevelt: Several parks and/or programs might create an article (or a whole series of articles) fleshing out details of that person's life, but there should only be one people asset for Teddy, which gives the public the very basic details of his life (e.g., birthplace, birth date, location of death, etc).
  • Places
    Like people assets, place assets should exist to provide the definitive, brief details of a given location. Each park doesn't need a place asset, but significant locations (buildings, natural landmarks, etc) within parks (or outside of them) might have a place asset. For example, Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon is a significant place in America, and could benefit from having a definitive place asset that gives some basic details about that location. Extra info like how to visit Phantom Ranch, or details of the history of Phantom Ranch, would then either belong in articles, things to do, or as static pages on Grand Canyon's website.
  • Things to Do
    This specialized page allows you to recommend a particular activity, or Thing to Do, in a park. Things to Do should be fairly specific, and do not need to replace or replicate existing activity-based info you might already have on your website.
  • Trip Ideas
    Trip Ideas are composed of Things to Do. They let you recommend an itinerary for a visitor who is going to either a particular park, or to a series of parks.
  • News Releases
    Fairly self-explanatory; all parks and programs should publish newsworthy information by using the news release template. A listing element can be configured to show only news releases, in which case the display is sorted chronologically (newest to oldest).

The Life & Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt (This is an Optional Header)

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    The shared content element example below demonstrates how the results look a little different if you choose to only show news releases.

    When only showing news releases, the list results are shown chronologically, from newest to oldest.

    News From Around the Southeast Utah Group

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