Site Builder Role

Class Listings

The Class Listings widget allows Site Builders to embed a filtered list of classes from the Berkeley Academic Guide. The Academic Guide is is a robust tool to help the campus community explore Berkeley’s curricula and find classes, with various filters available.

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.

Layouts and Widgets on Landing Pages vs. Content Pages

On a Landing page, customizing the page and using layouts and widgets is REQUIRED. On Content pages, customizing the page is OPTIONAL, and the majority of the content is contained within the "Edit" tab of the Content page (in the "Body" field)....

Add Lists

When you have content that makes semantic sense as a list, use the list buttons instead of simply using line breaks. Proper use of lists is an accessibility best practice. To create a list, place your cursor in the WYSIWYG field and select the WYSIWYG button for a bullet (unordered) or numbered (ordered) list.

News Types

Overview

News Types are optional when using News Items. If you choose to create News Types (see instructions on the Categories page), you can either display a single News Type under the "News" menu item, or you can filter by News Types in a widget area on any page (see Types of Widgets).

Once you have created News Types, they will show up as checkboxes that you can select from when creating a News item (you...

Add Tables

Tables allow you to display data in rows and columns. You can create tables on your Open Berkeley site, and you should make sure that any tables you create are accessible to people with disabilities. Use tables for tabular data, not layout (i.e., do not use a table in order to only display images in rows). If you need text and images to align a certain way on a page, anyone with the Site Builder or Widget...

Manage FAQs

Lists of Frequently Asked Questions and their categories can be displayed in three different ways: jump links, questions inline, or collapsible.

Create FAQs

When FAQ items are added to your site, they will automatically populate at http://[yoursite].berkeley.edu/faq-page. FAQ items have to be assigned to a category before publishing. Before you can create FAQ items, you (or someone with the Site Builder role) must evaluate and create applicable FAQ categories. "General" is the default category that comes with all Open Berkeley sites, and more categories can be added as necessary. By default, FAQs will display as "jump" (anchor) links....

Manage Users

The Open Berkeley platform provides four roles: Contributor, Editor, Widget Editor, and Site Builder. Anyone with the Site Builder role can manage users and assign roles.

Access, Users, and Accounts

Users must have a CalNet ID in order to be added to your Open Berkeley site. If you need to grant access to people who are otherwise affiliated with the campus (contractors, consultants, collaborators, guests, etc.), please see...

Top Results (keywords)

The Top Results feature allows users to assign a limited number of pages to be "top results" for specific search terms. You can use single words or phrases as top result "keywords." The top results appear separately, above the regular search results.

Manage Content

In addition to creating and editing content, site builders can delete content, and publish or unpublish content. You can do this in bulk from your Content dashboard. Go to the "Dashboard" link in the upper left corner, then select the "Content" tab. See Figure 1, below. These actions can be performed on individual pages as well. See the expand/collapse sections below for additional details.

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