Besides adding individual assets to a portal, you can also add single or multiple collections to a portal. Adding collections allows you to create a portal but manage collections directly from the Widen Collective. When released assets are added to collections in the Collective, they’ll automatically be added to the portal. When they’re deleted in the Collective, they’ll be deleted from the portal. 

When you add a single collection to a portal, you can update the title of the collection in the portal itself and the title within the Collective won't change.

Any global and personal collections from within the Collective can be in a portal. Add collections by adding an assets section, then choosing "Add collections."

The space for the collections in the portal dynamically adjusts as assets are added or deleted in the Collective.

Search for collections or filter by global and personal collections to narrow the results that display, then select and add them to your portal. Add multiple collections by selecting them individually, holding shift and click to select a range, or dragging your mouse over multiple collections to select a range.

If you only select one collection, you'll see a layout with up to four previews based on how the previews are set up in the Assets app. If you select multiple collections, the collections will appear in a grid layout. You can title your collection section, too.

After you’ve added collections to the portal, select a sort order and pin collections you want to give prominence to.

Choose collection settings

For each section, you can choose what users will see and the actions they can take with collections in the settings. Choose to display asset filenames, allow users to search, select the number of assets that display on each page, and select the sort order of those assets. Also allow downloads and sharing of assets from collections.

Change collection previews

Once collections have been added, you can change the preview for the collection and delete the collection.

Add more collections

Click the Add icon to add more collections to the section and to update the pinned sort order of collections.

Pin top collections

If you'd like to rearrange how collections display in the section, click the Manage icon to update the pinned order of collections. Add more collections or pin the top collections, then click Update when you're done!

Remove collections

Remove collections from the section by clicking the Manage icon, then uncheck the ones you want to remove and click Update.