Site Builder Role

Listings Widgets

There are several "listings" widgets available, which allow you to show a listing of content with various display options. The workflow for constructing Listings widgets is to build your content first (i.e., create Content pages, News items, FAQ items, etc.), and then select Listings widgets that will display your content as desired.

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:

Add a link to a website (external)

Overview of External Links

You can add a link to a specific external URL by selecting the text you wish to hyperlink, then clicking the "Link to content" button. (You can also remove a link via the "Unlink" button).

After clicking the "Link to Content" button, add the URL in the "Link URL" field for an external link.

Add a link to another page (internal) on the same website

Overview of Internal Links

To add a link to another page on the same website, select the text or image you would like to hyperlink, then use the "Link to Content" button.

Use the auto-complete field to find the page you want to link to (e.g., start typing "About Us" to find the "About Us" page). Select the appropriate page, then click "Insert link" to insert the internal link to the appropriate page.

The WYSIWYG (Editing) Toolbar

Overview

When you create a Content Page, News item, or FAQ item, and if you are a Site Builder creating certain widgets, you will notice an editing toolbar within the "Body" section:

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.

Create News Items

Overview

For more information about the News feature, please see "How do I create a News listing?"

When News items are added to your site, they will automatically populate at http://[yoursite].berkeley.edu/news-archive. News items can be assigned to a News type before publishing (optional; News types can only be created/managed by Site Builders). "General" is the default News type that comes with all Open Berkeley sites, and more types can be added as necessary.

Paste Content

How to Paste Content from Other Sources

You can paste existing content from other documents or sources, but pasting from other sources (e.g., Microsoft Word, other websites) may bring unwanted "HTML markup" that could cause formatting issues. It may be preferable to paste your content as "plain text" (e.g., using Notepad or TextEdit), and then add the necessary formatting (e.g., bold or italics, headings, bullet points) using the editing toolbar.

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. 

Featured Image

Overview of the Featured Image option

A few Open Berkeley features require the addition of a "featured image" on the original content item. The image can be uploaded or selected from the image library during the process of creating/editing a content item. 

A featured image should be added to content items when using the following features: