Site Builder Role

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).

Adding and Editing Top Results

Overview

See Top Results for information on how keywords work and when to use them. To use the Top Results feature and add/modify keywords, see the below notes and instructions.

Edit Site Information

You can edit the name (title) of your site (the text in the banner region of the page, to the right of the Berkeley workmark), or update the email address used for your site if desired.

From your Site Builder dashboard, click "Edit Site Information" under "Other Administration".

Click "Save configuration" when you are done making your edits.

Add Attachments

Summary

Attachments like PDF, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents can be added to Open Berkeley sites as downloadable links. You will upload the attachment first, and then add a link that allows site visitors to click and download. File size is limited to 50 MB because larger file sizes can cause degraded performance.

Photo Thumbnail with Zoom

The Photo Thumbnail with Zoom allows Site Builders to show a photo in widget, and then when a user clicks on the widget, a larger zoom (modal) version of the photo pops up. The Photo Thumbnail with Zoom features a line of text (a title) to accompany the photo, with the option to include a photo credit and caption as well.

Service Catalog

Service Catalog provides a content type and a listings page that you can use to publicize services that your department provides. You can add an icon, link (for online services), and service categories for each service.

Add Map

NOTE: If you would like to embed a map featuring multiple locations (using Google's "My Maps"), see Google and bConnected Widgets. Otherwise, for a map of just one location, see details below.

To embed a map of a single location in a widget, choose the "Add Map" option. Add the street address of the location you would like to feature, and a Google map will be generated.

Hero Widget

Hero image layouts allow site builders to add full-width images with text (and optional videos and links) across the top of your home page or landing pages. The styles and layouts match the new design of the Berkeley homepage and News website.

Add a Spotlight (slideshow)

Overview

Spotlights are photo slideshows that contain images overlaid with optional titles and descriptions. You can link them to pages on your site, or to external webpages.

Spotlight images are fully-responsive; the spotlight will rescale itself to fit the space available to it depending on your page layout and the viewer's device size. For best results, you may want to crop and resize your images to one of the available layout styles/ratios (see below) before you upload them.