Site Builder Role

Assign User Roles and Edit User Accounts

Your full list of User Accounts can be found on the Site Builder dashboard (select "Dashboard" in the upper left corner), or from the "Dashboard" flyout in the black admin bar.

How to Manage Users on Your Site

Site Builders may perform the following actions on the User Accounts page:

add roles (new users) change and add roles (existing users) remove user roles (existing users) collapse all expand all Add roles to new...

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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Edit Summary on Content Items

On many content types on the Open Berkeley platform, there is an "Edit Summary" option. On Landing pages, the label for this field is "Summary".

The "Edit Summary" option is helpful for showing the "teaser" (summary) text on the following features:

News Archive page...

Menus

Site Builders can move, edit, and delete menu items on Open Berkeley sites. Menus on Open Berkeley sites include the following:

collapse all expand all Main menu (primary navigation)

The main menu (also commonly referred to as "primary navigation") is under the Berkeley wordmark and site name, and above the main content of all pages). The general recommendation (from a usability perspective, and for optimal display) is to...

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.

Accessibility

Proper use of headings is an accessibility best practice. See "Use headings correctly to...

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.

See Add Tables for initial instructions on how to add tables to your site using the editing (WYSIWYG) toolbar, including instructions on how to add and configure table headers and scope. Properly-configured table headers and scope are important for both responsive behavior and...

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:

You are rebuilding an old site on the Open Berkeley platform You are deleting (removing) a page

Old site URLs, and URLs for deleted pages, may still be findable...

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.

collapse all expand all Berkeley Wordmark (and site names that start with the word "Berkeley")

The "...

Mega Menu

The "mega menu" option aligns with the Public Affairs branding guidelines. Photos added/uploaded to the Mega Menu may be cropped and scaled in order to fit the appropriate aspect ratio. For more information on this, please see Image Shapes and Sizes About the Mega Menu

By default, the menus in the Open Berkeley theme have a simple drop-down functionality (similar to the previous theme). The theme...

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.

Flush Website Caches (if necessary)...