Embed and Share your Views

Once you have imported collection data and created a view you can embed that view in a web page or share links of your view with anyone you like. This page describes several options for sharing your collections.

Making Views Public

The simplest way to share a view is to save it, set it to public, and send the link to anyone you want to share it with. When a view is public, anyone can simply click the URL and interact with it in the same way you can.

This is an example of a public view

Embedding a View

You can embed views into other websites. That means that you can copy a little bit of code and paste it into any web page to make your Recollection view into a seamless part of that web page. To do this simply click the "Embed" link in the upper right of any view page. This will display the blue box seen in the image below. Simply copy the resulting script and paste it anywhere you can enter HTML. Embedded views will use your local style information associated with the page they are embedded in. For more information on best practices for styling embedded views see the full user guide discussion of embedding.

This image shows the four kinds of layouts avaliable in Recollection, three colums, two columns left two colums right and one column

Sharing a Link to a Private View

You can also choose to share a view with only a specific set of individuals by creating a shared link. The shared link will include a special shared key in the URL that will only allow people with that URL to access your view. After clicking the "Share" link in the right corner of your view page you will be prompted to name and save your link.

Image of the save and preview links.

Once you have saved your link the system will show you the link and give you the option to view it. You will want to copy your link and distribute it to your intended recipients. You can always click the inspect link in the upper right of any view page to manage the shared links for a given view.

Image of the save dialog box.

Managing Shared Links

On the inspect page you can see information about the data set a view is based on. From the inspect page you can create, see, copy, and delete any of your shared links. In the screenshot below you can see that the user has created two different shared links which they can manage independently of each other.

Image showing the available facets, search, list, tag cloud, logos, and text available from the add facet link.