Editor Role

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.

Create News Items

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.

Book Feature

The Book feature helps you create organized documentation, regulations, manuals, or other content that has a sequential or hierarchical structure.

Add Tables

Tables allow you to display data in rows and columns. They should not be used for page layout. If you need text and images to align a certain way on a page, anyone with the Site Builder role can use Layouts and Widgets to achieve this instead.

Add, edit, and move Book Pages

Your book will be made up primarily of Book Pages. Other content types such as Content Pages, News, etc. cannot be added to books. You may add the occasional Landing Page as the top-level page or as a chapter-heading page.

Please note, top-level book pages cannot be unpublished without disrupting the structure of the book and potentially other books. Other book pages with child pages must also remain published, or you may disrupt the structure of their book.

Attachment Links

Overview

If you've uploaded an attachment (PDF, Word, etc. - see Add Attachments), you can add a link to that attachment by following the same steps you would take to link to an internal page.

Add Attachments

When uploading a new attachment, you will no longer need to select the "public" file destination. You will skip the screen where you used to make this choice, and the public destination will be selected automatically.

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.

How to Add Links

Links can be internal (pages on your website), external (other websites), anchor links (also known as jump links), and attachment links (PDF, Word, etc.).

Links can be added to both text, as well as images. Please see important notes below about both:

Create Content Pages

Most likely, you will find that the majority of your content will be created as "Content pages." Start with Content Pages as you build out your site, then add FAQs, News Items, and Landing Pages and additional widgets (Site Builders only) as additional content. For a breakdown of available content types in Open Berkeley, see Content Types.

Revisions

We are keeping track of revisions by each user, so we will have a record of the previous content in addition to your edits. By default, each update to a page is tracked as a separate revision.

Revisions allow all Editors and Site Builders to keep track of the changes made to their Open Berkeley site, and can be especially helpful if multiple people are making changes to the same site.