Quick tips for setting up an entertainment Persona detail page.*
This page provides some quick tips to help you set up a detail page for your entertainment persona assets. Our persona detail page article explores this topic in more depth, but we've put together some suggestions to get you started.
It's important to note that asset relations must first exist between the page subject and the asset types that you want to automatically display on the page. For example, to dynamically display movies that an actor is associated with, you must have an asset relation set up between the persona and movie asset types.
To learn more, and to find out how to set up connections between related assets, check out our asset relations article.
Step by step
1. Create the header row
Once you've set up a new system page (our pages article explains page templates and how to create new pages), begin building it by adding a header (hero) row. This allows you to display asset metadata such as role or gender. You can also choose to display a badge - for instance, to highlight the person's status as an award nominee.
The header row also gives signed-in users the option to follow the persona asset. If they're already following them, that will be shown here as well.
Select the appropriate header row type for your page:
- SHP1 - the Persona hero row can be used for both sports and entertainment purposes.
The image above shows a sample persona hero row selection in Presentation Manager.
In this scenario, the Display Sports toggle selection won't be relevant. You could however choose to use the Display Country option to show an individual's nationality if this metadata has been captured for your assets.
The tabs below show how the row would appear across the different Reference Apps.
Note that the asset short description won't display on mobile devices.
2. Select the body rows
Several row types are available for you to choose from when building the body of your persona page. You can use a variety of orientations and image sizes to populate the page and showcase your assets in the best way:
For a full breakdown of all the row types available for persona pages, and examples of how these appear across the different apps, see our pages and supported rows article.
3. Choose the lists to display
Use list rules to ensure page rows are always kept up to date with the latest content.
Our list rules article has more information on how to use this feature to dynamically manage your lists, but we’ve outlined some quick suggestions below to get you started.
Movies or shows
Display a list of movies or TV shows that the person has been involved in. For example, to show movies that feature your persona asset, you could use the list rule defined below.
- Required asset relation: Persona → Movie (example display name, seen in bold below: Movies)
List rule definition:
- [Item type] is [Movie] - this is the asset type you want to display in the list
- [Has Relation] to [path item] [id] of type [Movies] - the path item is the persona asset you're creating the page for. The id will be taken from the page id. The of type selection is the display name for the asset relation created between Persona and Movie (in our example, Movies).
You could further curate your list by specifying a particular movie genre, or by defining a period for the films you want to include:
- [Genre] is [Comedy] - select the genre (or genres) for the movies you want to show on the list.
- [Release Year] is [After][Enter year...] - here you would specify the earliest release year for the assets you want to show. We've used the year 2000 in the example below
This is how this rule would look, with a sort order applied to show the most recently added movies first.
On their application, users can then click on a movie to view more details or to watch, buy or download the movie, depending on their entitlement.
Another example would be to have a row displaying clips featuring the actor or director - for example, interviews or other bonus content.
- Required asset relation: Persona → Program (example display name: Clips)
List rule definition:
- [Item type] is [Program]
- [Has Relation] to [path item][id] of type [Clips]
- Sort [Date added (newest)] to show the most recently added clips first
Additionally, you could choose to show other persona assets connected to the one you’re creating the page for (for example, co-stars). In this case, there would need to be an asset relation between Persona asset types:
- Required asset relation: Persona → Persona (example display name: Personas)
List rule definition:
- [Item type] is [Persona]
- [Has Relation] to [path item][id] of type [Personas]
4. Review your page
The images below give you an idea of how your page might look to users viewing it on different devices.
For more information on this and other changes benefiting both sport and entertainment customers, check out the 9.2 platform release notes.