Trouble with block, and content that should go into it

JudithA's picture

I have created a spotlight block to appear in the right sidebar. I have created a content type: "spotlight" to be referenced on certain other content types. Only thing is, my spotlight content is not appearing in the spotlight block in the right sidebar. Any ideas?



kostajh's picture

Could you give us some more details – Are you using the Views module to create your block? What fields from the "spotlight" content type are you trying to display?

Trouble with block/spotlight

JudithA's picture

My spotlight content type contains only a title and a body, which is a text field containing some php to make a collapsible list of specification (height, weight, width, engine, etc.). I will have spotlight content for each model in our equipment inventory. Each model will have a node (content type = equipment) to describe the equipment and a picture. The equipment content type has a field_spotlight (node reference) where the spotlight (for a particular model) can be selected from a list of checkboxes.

In Display Fields I have:
Label: above
Teaser: title (link)
Exclude (not selected)
Full node:
Exclude (not selected)

With the above, the spotlight does not appear in the main body, nor in the spotlight block in the right sidebar.
If I change Full node (above) to read full node, the spotlight appears in the main body of the equipment node.
I'm obviously missing something. Do I need a view to make it appear in the spotlight block in the right sidebar?

I think there are a lot of

sheena_d's picture

I think there are a lot of things that could potentially be the problem.

How is the block being created? If you're using a View to create that block, you might want to go through views and export the View and paste the export code here, so one of us can take a look at the detail of your View and give some suggestions.