People Feature

Overview

The People feature allows you to create content for individual people, which can be featured/listed in a few different ways. A "Person" content item has fields for the person's name, role, job title, bio/CV, research interests, a photo, and contact information. This feature is a good way to create and showcase a directory of people on your site. 

The feature includes the Person content type, a category (taxonomy) for person types, a People listing page, several display widgets, and an option to sort/search the People content.

Creating and Editing People

See Create People Content for instructions. 

People Photos

The Person content type includes an option for uploading a photo that will display on the individual Person page, as well as in some of the available People listing widgets (and other listing widgets). 

If you do not upload a photo to accompany the Person, a default image of the Campanile will display instead. You can customize your own default image if desired.

See Create People Content for more information and instructions.

Viewing and Displaying all People

A list of all people on your site is available at the path "/people". By default, the list is displayed as a sortable table with Name, Job title, and Role. You can customize this page to add widgets or to use a different display of the People listing widget. There are also several People-specific listing widgets that can be used on any page that can be customized. 

See People Widgets for more information.

Other Notes about the People Feature

Users maintaining their own profile pages

You can allow members of your unit to maintain their own profile pages by assigning them the Contributor role and then setting them as the author of their own Person page (see Manage Content).

Note: Contributors can also create new content of any type, and Contributors cannot use layouts or widgets. They can only edit the body and other fields on their pages. If a Contributor needs to be able to use layouts or widgets on the pages they own, you can also assign them the Widget Editor add-on role. See User Roles for more information about roles.

Integration with Other Features

People integrates with core Open Berkeley features such as News, and alpha features such as Publications and Departments (available to select early adopters). If you would like to use either or both of the alpha Publications and Departments features, please email web-platform@berkeley.edu

News

If you are using the News feature, your site will automatically create connections between News items and their authors. The connections depend on an exact match between the spelling of the name in the "Byline" field on the news item and the display name of the Person. This allows you to have a mix of news authors who have Person profiles on your site, and news authors who do not.

If you create a Person item for someone you've already listed as an author on a news item, the connection will be created automatically and immediately. Be sure to spell the person's display name the same way it is spelled in the author field of the news item.

For any Person who is named in the Byline field of a news item, their name will be displayed as a link anywhere the item’s byline field is displayed. Right now, the byline is only displayed on the page for the individual news item. The link leads to the Person page.

Publications

If you are using the alpha Publications feature, your site will automatically create connections between publications and their authors. The connections depend on an exact match between the spelling of the name in the Author field on the publication and the display name of the Person. This allows you to have a mix of authors who have Person profiles on your site, and authors who do not.

If you create a Person item for someone you've already listed as an author on a publication, the connection will be created automatically and immediately. Be sure to spell the person's display name the same way it is spelled in the author field of the publication.

Person pages will contain a list of publications, if the person is listed as the author of any. The list includes links to each publication and a link to the Publications list page.

For any Person who is listed as an author of a publication, their name will be displayed as a link anywhere the publication’s author field is displayed. This includes the main page for the publication and the publications list. The link leads to the Person page.

Departments

If you are using the alpha Departments feature, your site will automatically create connections between people and their departments. The connections depend on an exact match between the spelling of the department in the Department field on the person page and the title of the Department. This allows you to have a mix of departments that have profiles on your site, and departments that do not.

If you create a Department item for a department you've already listed on a Person, the connection will be created automatically and immediately. Be sure to spell the department's title the same way it is spelled in the Department field of the person.

For any department that has a profile on your site, the department title will be displayed as a link anywhere the person’s department field is displayed. This includes the main page for the person. The link leads to the department's page.

The department's profile page will contain a list of their associated People. The list includes links to each person and a link to the People list page.

Credits

Example photos in these People feature pages are used solely for nonprofit educational purposes. Resources: time.com, lucyintheskywithcooper.co, digitas.com, youtube.com, fandom.com, and latimes.com.