General/Layout

Optional Styles

There are several optional HTML "classes" available that will change some of the default heading, paragraph, table, and list styling in Open Berkeley. You will need to make edits directly in the HTML source to use these classes.

Use and Change Layouts

There are a variety of pre-configured available layouts with a variety of regions (hero, header, sidebar, etc.) on your Open Berkeley pages to help feature and organize your content. 

How to See Layout Options and Change Layouts

To see your layout options and to change layouts, select "Change layout" at the bottom of the page.

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, under Other Administration ("Theme Settings for Open Berkeley Brand"):

Configure Widgets

On pages where you are using layouts and widgets (such as the home page, or a Landing page, or a Content page where you've added something like an optional sidebar), you can edit each widget individually, create new widgets, and drag and d

Optional Features

Overview

The Open Berkeley features listed on this page 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.

Manage Main Menu

Overview

You can add and move content to the main menu (primary navigation) when creating or editing content. 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." 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.

By default, the main menu will display as a simple drop-down:

Revisions

Overview of Revisions

On Open Berkeley sites, revisions are enabled by default on live sites, which means that each site keeps track of each change that is made by each user. This means that you will have a record of the previous content in addition to your edits. 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.

Content Types

Overview

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. 

Editor Admin Menu and Dashboard

Editor 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, add and view files, log out, and access your Dashboard:

Editor Dashboard

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