Other Theme Settings

The additional options available in Theme Settings are as follows. These options are available from the Site Builder Dashboard (the "Dashboard" link in the upper left corner of the screen), under Other Administration ("Theme Settings for Open Berkeley Brand"):

Alert Banner

When enabled, the alert banner will show at the very top of your site. This is meant to be used for very important (critical) announcements only. 

Screenshot of an alert banner example in Medalist

There are four colors available for this alert banner to indicate the level of severity, and two display options. You can choose to have the banner show up on every page, or just on the home page. The alert banner has an expand/collapse button. By default, the banner is initially displayed expanded on desktop widths, and collapsed on mobile or other narrow widths. Visitors using any device can expand and collapse the banner.

To enable and configure the alert banner, in the Theme Settings, navigate down to "Alert Banner." Select the desired "show" settings (none, home page only, or all pages), desired color (Caution, Warning, Info, Success; examples of colors below), and then add your text (the text field uses the limited WYSIWYG toolbar).  Hit "Save Configuration" at the bottom of the page when ready. 

When it's time to remove the alert from your website, select the "None - do not show this message anywhere" message from the "show" settings.

Important Notes

  • It is highly recommended to keep the amount of text in the alert banner short and easy to understand (no more than 1-2 sentences). The banner is limited to 255 visible characters. If you need more information to be available in your banner, we recommend that you create a page on your site with the necessary information and then link to it from the banner.
  • Be mindful of "banner fatigue" (when visitors tune out certain areas of pages), and only use this feature for short announcements of critical updates.
  • To make the banner show up immediately for anonymous visitors, you must clear your site caches. Visitors' browser caches may also affect whether they see the banner immediately.

Available colors for the alert banner

Caution (Medalist)

Screenshot of an alert banner example in Medalist

Warning (Golden Gate)

Screenshot of an alert banner example in Golden Gate

Info (Founders Rock)

Screenshot of an alert banner example in Founders Rock

Success (Soybean)

Screenshot of an alert banner example in Soybean

Additional Main Menu Options

When using the default simple drop-down (as opposed to the Mega Menu), the drop-down menu will display only 1 child (the first level of sub-menu). From a general usability standpoint, it can be considered overwhelming for a drop-down menu to display more than 1 child level at a time.

However, if you would like to display additional sub-menu levels, you can change those settings from your Site Builder dashboard (from the "Theme Settings" in "Other Administration"). Under "Main Menu," you can select additional menu levels:

These additional menu levels will "fly out" accordingly in the simple drop-down menu:

Screenshot of the main menu with a second level of sub-items expanded

Responsive Tables

Properly-constructed tables (see Add Tables and Create Accessible Tables) will be responsive on mobile devices for optimal display; see Responsive Tables. If you have a site that uses a lot of non-standard tables (not recommended), and the tables don't display as you want them to display on mobile devices/tablets, the responsive tables functionality can be disabled, but this will happen for all tables on the site, so we recommend that you fix your tables instead.

To turn off Responsive Tables, navigate to the "Responsive Tables" section of the Theme Settings, and check "Disable Responsive Tables":

Miscellaneous (file icons, widget title style)

File Icons

If you would like attachment (file) icons to show up or not show up automatically in attachment links, this option can be toggled on or off in this section. Navigate to the "Miscellaneous" section, and check or un-check "Show icons by file links" accordingly.

Widget Title Style

See Configure Widgets for more information.