Site Builder Role

Assign User Roles and Edit User Accounts

How to Manage Users on Your Site

  1. Ask the new user whom you want to add to visit http://[yoursite].berkeley.edu/cas and log in with their CalNet ID and passphrase.
  2. The user will show up in the User Accounts list (which can be found from the admin menu and/or Site Builder dashboard).
  3. Check the username with your approved user list.
  4. If the user is a valid Contributor/Editor/Site Builder, add a role via the "Change user roles" option. Be extremely careful on the role you assign!

    Layouts and Widgets

    Site Builders are allowed to "customize" pages by changing the layout of a page, and adding different types of widgets in the layout regions, in order to organize and feature content. This layout and widget functionality is available on almost every page of an Open Berkeley site.

    Add Tables

    Tables allow you to display data in rows and columns.

    Add and Use Headings

    Using headings properly can help in creating a semantic, organized structure to your content, and in allowing site visitors to more easily navigate and read through your website content. If your page content has a lot of sections, each with its own subtitle, you should consider using headings instead of simply applying bold or using CAPITAL LETTERS for your section titles.

    Responsive Tables

    Tables built on the Open Berkeley platform are designed to be "responsive", meaning they will adjust for optimal display on all devices, including mobile/tablet.

    Create Content Pages

    Most likely, you will find that the majority of your content will be created as "Content pages." A Content page is a standard webpage, with one primary chunk of content, and is likely in the main menu of your site.

    URL Redirects

    Adding a URL redirect will ensure that if visitors go to an old link (e.g., a page on an old website that you are rebuilding on the Open Berkeley platform), they will be automatically redirected to the new page. You can add redirects for sub-paths (page paths) from an old website on the URL redirects administration page.

    When (and Why) to Add URL Redirects

    The following are common use cases for adding URL redirects:

    Berkeley Brand (Public Affairs)

    The Open Berkeley theme (design) aligns with the Public Affairs brand materials and guidelines.

    Berkeley Brand Theme Settings

    There are a few settings available that specifically pertain to the Public Affairs branding guidelines.

    Mega Menu

    About the Mega Menu

    Website Cache and Flush Cache

    Website "cache" is temporary storage (caching) of web-based content: Web pages, documents, images, etc. Website caching is used in order to improve website speed and performance, as temporarily storing web-based content helps reduce server lag.

    Caching on Live Open Berkeley Websites

    All live Open Berkeley websites have caching set to 15 minutes in order to help with overall site speed and performance. This means that when you make an update and save, an anonymous visitor (who is not signed in) might not see your changes for up to 15 minutes.