Edit/Create Content

Add Images/Photos

NOTE: Large (high resolution) images may cause performance issues and could possibly cause other site errors. Try to only upload photos that have a file size of 1MB or smaller, especially when selecting the "original size" option (see below embedding instructions).

You can upload images to the website pages via the "Add Media" button on the editing toolbar:

Add Attachments

Summary

Attachments like PDF, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents can be added to Open Berkeley sites as downloadable links. You will upload the attachment first, and then add a link that allows site visitors to click and download. File size is limited to 50 MB because larger file sizes can cause degraded performance.

Optional Styles

Overview

There are several optional HTML "classes" available that will change some of the default heading, paragraph, table, and list styling in Open Berkeley. To use these styles, you will need to make edits directly in the HTML source. See Edit the HTML of a page for more information about editing in the HTML source.

Expand/Collapse Content

Site builders who are comfortable editing HTML directly can add expanding/collapsing (accordion) content sections (the expand/collapse functionality is used on this very page!) to any content page or text widget.

Create News Items

Overview

When News items are added to your site, they will automatically populate at http://[yoursite].berkeley.edu/news-archive. News items can be assigned to a News type before publishing (optional; News types can only be created/managed by Site Builders). "General" is the default News type that comes with all Open Berkeley sites, and more types can be added as necessary.

Clone Content

Some Open Berkeley sites have content that is similar in structure across many different pages. The Clone Content feature allows site builders and other privileged users to take an existing page, make a copy of it including all fields, widgets, and layouts, and then update the parts of the page that are different from the source page.

Create Landing Pages

Overview of Landing Pages

"Landing pages" are pages without one primary chunk of content. Use them when you want a page with multiple content items of similar importance. They may be used as home pages, section home pages, galleries, etc. Only Site Builders and Widget Editors can create and edit Landing pages.

How to Clone a Page

Overview

Once cloning has been enabled for a content type (see Clone Content), Site Builders and Widget Editors will see a “Clone this [content type]” button at the top of every page of that type.

Create New Content

Overview

To create new pages on your site, hover over Dashboard --> Content in your Admin menu, or visit your Editor/Site Builder Dashboard (admin/dashboard).

The "Editor" and "Contributor" roles can create new Content Pages, FAQs, and News Items. If optional features are enabled, Editors and Contributors can also create content of those types.

Add Text

The "Add Text" option is a very flexible widget option. You can add as much text as needed, as well as images and files and links, with the full editing toolbar available (see Edit Content from the Editors Guide).