Site Builder Role

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.

Thumbnail List

A Thumbnail List allows Site Builders to feature one or more "thumbnail"-sized photos with accompanying title text (which is linked to either internal or external content), with the option to add secondary text as well.

Social Media Options

If you have social media pages for your department/project, you can include links to these pages that will show up in the footer of your site. To add them, navigate to the Theme Settings link from your Site Builder dashboard (admin/dashboard, under "Other Administration").

Add Links to Social Media Accounts to the Footer of Your Site

News Listings Widgets

Overview

There are several options for displaying your News content in a widget. Select "News" from "Add Existing Content," then click the "Add" button for the view you'd like to feature in a widget.

Add Table (widget)

The "Add Table" widget is a widget that allows users to put a basic table in a widget area. The table will have a "header" row, and additional "data" rows.

Note about the Add Table widget

There are a few ways to add tables on the Open Berkeley platform, and the the "Add Table" widget is one of them. The "Add Table" widget does not allow any additional formatting (such as bold, italic, or links). 

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.