Using this gadget, you can display information about a specific member or a specified number of members, drawn randomly from a saved search or from selected membership levels. For example, you might want to highlight your sponsors or partners, display your board of directors, or shine the spotlight on your volunteers or latest new members.

A different set of members will be displayed each time the page is viewed or refreshed.

Within the featured member gadget settings, you can specify a gadget title, choose the layout and style of the gadget, and select up to 3 common or membership fields to display for each member. You can also decide whether to include a link to a page displaying a member directory gadget.

Whether a member appears in the directory also depends on that member's privacy settings.

For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

Featured member gadget settings

Using the gadget's settings, you can control the number of the members that are displayed, and the information that gets displayed for each member. You can also control the appearance of the gadget, including the gadget title, layout, and style.

For instructions on displaying gadget settings, see Gadgets.

The following settings are available for featured member gadgets:

Show x random numbers
The number of members to be displayed.

Members to include
Choose the kinds of members to be displayed. You can include all members, use a saved member search to limit members to those that match the saved search criteria, restrict the list to members at selected membership levels, or select a specific member. When you choose the From saved search option, you can choose from a list of your saved member searches.

When you choose the Selected levels option, you can choose one or more membership levels to be included.

Layout
Controls the positioning of label fields relative to the member picture. The following options are available:

  • Image on top
  • Image on the left
  • List
The List layout does not display the contents of the Label 3 field.

Member picture
Determines whether a picture is displayed for each member, and if so, which picture field to use. You can choose from any common field or membership field that uses the Picture type.

Member label, Label 2, Label 3
You can specify up to 3 fields to be displayed for each member. You can choose from common and membership fields. The first field – the member label – is used to identify the member and is formatted as a link to the member's profile.

The Label 3 field will not be displayed when the Layout is set to List.

Link to member directory
Controls whether a link to a page displaying a member directory gadget appears at the bottom of the featured member gadget. You can choose to link to any publicly accessible page displaying a member directory gadget.

Link label
Label for link to member directory.

Gadget title
If you specify a gadget title, the title will appear at the top of the gadget. Depending on the gadget style you choose, the title may appear within a heading box.

For Kaleidoscope themes, use a Headline gadget instead of specifying a gadget title.

Gadget style
The gadget style determines the physical appearance of the gadget. The style you choose will determine the color and format of the gadget title, the gadget content, and the gadget border. You can choose from theme-specific styles and styles that are common to all themes.

Margins
The amount of space – in pixels – that appears outside the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right margins separately.

Padding
(Kaleidoscope themes only) The amount of space – in pixels – that appears between the content of the gadget and the outer limits of the gadget. You can set top, bottom, left, and right padding separately. If you have set a fixed height for the gadget, the bottom padding will be ignored.

Advanced
Within the Advanced section, you can enter CSS code or classes to further control the appearance and behavior of the gadget. For more information, see Gadget settings.

Changing colors and fonts

You can change the colors, text styles, and backgrounds used in your website from the Colors and styles screen.

For more advanced fine-tuning, you can use CSS customization and theme overrides.

For featured member gadgets, you can modify the following elements from the Colors and styles screen:

Gadget title

  • General formatting or Typography > H4
  • Gadgets or Gadget styles > Title
    (Blueprint, Building Blocks, Clean Lines, Dark Impact, Fiesta, Firma, Homestead, Showcase, Skyline, Terra, and White Space themes)

Member link

  • Featured member > Member label
    (Building Blocks, Kaleidoscope, Tinted Tiles themes)
  • General formatting or Typography > H4, Link

Label 2

  • Featured member > Label 2
    (Building Blocks, Kaleidoscope, Tinted Tiles themes)
  • General formatting or Typography > Text/Normal

Label 3

  • Featured member > Label 3
    (Building Blocks, Kaleidoscope, Tinted Tiles themes)
  • General formatting or Typography > Text/Normal

Link to member directory

  • Featured member > Link to member directory
    (Building Blocks, Kaleidoscope, Tinted Tiles themes)
  • General formatting or Typography > Text/Normal Link

Any changes you make will be applied to other gadgets that use the same settings.

Troubleshooting

Selected label fields not appearing

If the fields you have selected as labels are not appearing in your featured member gadget, check the following:

  • the access settings for the selected field(s)
  • the member privacy settings for the field(s)

The field(s) might be hidden or set to appear for members only.

The member picture is still not appearing

If you've reviewed the access and privacy settings for the picture field and the member picture still doesn't appear in the featured member gadget, follow these steps:

  1. Go into the settings for the featured member gadget and set Member picture to Do not show.
  2. Save your changes.
  3. Go into the settings again and set Member picture to your picture field.
  4. Save your changes.