General/Layout

Manage Main Menu

You can add and move content to the main menu (primary navigation). All menu items in the main menu need a "parent" (top-level) item. For the parent items in the main menu, the main menu itself is the "parent," and any additional items are considered "child pages" (sub-pages) of the parent items. Child pages will show up in a local (sidebar) menu from the parent item.

Main Menu Display

By default, the main menu will display as a simple drop-down. See Figure 1, below.

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Re-Order and Manage Menu Items

Site builders have the ability to re-order menu items, as well as edit existing menu items and add new menu items.

On the Site Builder Dashboard, in the "Administer Menus" section, you can click on "Manage links" for a specific menu (e.g., "Main Menu").

You can add new items to a menu, re-arrange the order of your menu items (drag one item under another item to...

Site Builder Admin Menu and Dashboard

Admin Menu

When you are logged in, you will see a black admin bar at the upper left side of the page. From this menu, you can easily perform such actions as view content, add content, view and add files, access your Dashboard, log out, etc.

Site Builder Dashboard

The "Dashboard" page contains all of the actions that your role is allowed to perform.

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Content Types

There are four content types available by default on an Open Berkeley site. If you are using any optional features on your site, then you will see additional content types available.

Default Content Types

The following content types are the default content types that come with every Open Berkeley starter site.

Content Page

Content pages are the majority of pages on most sites. A content page has one primary topic with one primary chunk of content. Any other...

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.

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"):

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Site Search

On every Open Berkeley page, there is a search box that allows visitors to search your site's content.

About Site Search

The search uses an index, which parses page content into keywords and weights them according to things like whether they are in the page title or a subheading.

Search results pages include facets that allow filtering of results by content type and by sitewide topic....

Optional Features

The Open Berkeley features listed on this page (below) are optional for users. They may still be in development. If you are interested in being an early adopter for any of these optional features on your Open Berkeley website, email Web Platform Services at web-platform@berkeley.edu.

About Optional Features

Some of these features have been sponsored by individual departments. With sponsored features, the requirements are driven by the...

Edit Site Information

You can edit the name (title) of your site (the text in the banner region of the page, to the right of the Berkeley workmark), or update the email address used for your site if desired.

Open Berkeley sites do not send email; because we use CalNet authentication, there is no need for password-reset messages. The site email address is for our internal records. It is not displayed publicly on your site.

The email address used for your site must be a departmental email, not an individual email address. We may use it to contact your department in cases where our...

Categories

The following taxonomy (category) options are available on the Open Berkeley platform:

FAQ categories are required and are used with the FAQ content type. When you create an FAQ, you will need to assign the FAQ item to an FAQ category, which will be organized accordingly on the main FAQ page (/faq-page). ...