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Sign Builder App Update: Automatically Change Content with Custom Triggers

Introducing Custom Triggers for Dynamic Images and Text

Nobody likes old news and the same is true of digital signage content. Keeping your team up to date on events that are always changing can be a lot of work. What if you could count on text and images in your signs to dynamically update and save you the effort? That’s why we’ve added custom triggers to our Sign Builder App.

Enplug’s updated Sign Builder App lets you use data to trigger dynamic text and image replacement in your signs. Now you don’t have to log into your dashboard to make scheduled changes. Just link your Sign Builder canvas to images and text in a spreadsheet, set your trigger dates, and your screen content will update automatically.

Use custom triggers in Sign Builder to update content for events like employee birthdays.

How to Use Custom Triggers

  1. Add your data. There are two ways to add your data: upload an existing spreadsheet or create a new spreadsheet directly in the Sign Builder App.
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  3. Set your event triggers.  Select the date column in your spreadsheet. Choose an optional start time and end time to control how long  before and after the date your content should display.
  4. Link the data to dynamic placeholders. Select text or a dynamic image from your canvas, then click the link button. Choose the spreadsheet column that contains the data you want to update. You can also link to the canvas directly from the “Data” tab. Read our support article to learn how.

Link the data to dynamic placeholders. Select text or a dynamic image from your canvas, then click the link button. Choose the spreadsheet column that contains the data you want to update. You can also link to the canvas directly from the “Data” tab. Read our custom triggers support article to learn how.

Set up your custom triggers in the Sign Builder Data tab.

Save Time With Triggered Content Updates

Dynamic images and triggers allow our users to save time in many different circumstances. Here are some of the situations where this new feature can make content management even easier:

Have multiple employee birthdays to celebrate throughout the year? Show updated birthday announcements with employee pictures, birthdays and names.

Planning a series of flash sales? Display prices on in-store announcements based off promotion dates.

Want to let visitors know which bands are playing at your venue?  Show artist names and images triggered by concert date.


About Enplug Digital Signage Software

Enplug digital signage makes it simple for businesses to create and share compelling visual content for their marketing and employee communications. Our software powers content on thousands of TVs worldwide with news feeds, social media walls, sports scores, employee leaderboards, graphics, and videos. Enplug was founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, California.