CMS Technical Guide

Secondary Pages

The system is configured with templates, which are utilized to create new sections and pages. These templates allow for the pages to be configured uniformly and have a consistent look and feel. The available templates will depend upon the structure created by the administrators. 

To create a new section or page, click either the New button or the arrow. Clicking the arrow will provide a quick look at which templates are available, while clicking the New button will provide a larger view. 

 

secondary page dropdown

The section template(s) will contain all of the necessary files to make the pages within the new directory render correctly. Each selection will present its own properties, which must be completed in order for the page or directory to be configured. Complete the requested information.

Important Note: Remember to keep the extension of .pcf when naming files. If this extension is changed, the page will not render properly. Header, footer, and styles will not be available.

Creating/Editing a New Website Section

Creating a New Info Section 

Creating/Editing New Page-Text

Editing Side Navigation

Editing Sub-Navigation

 

Creating a New Website Section

1. Navigate to the directory that you would like to add a New Website Section to.

2. Click either the New button or the arrow.

3. Choose New Website Section.

4. Enter New Website Section Name. This will be the section that contains all of your secondary pages and will have its own side navigation. For example, on the main USF website, About USF is considered the "website section", Web Tools is the secondary page that lives in that section. Name your website section using all lowercase and separate words with dashes (i.e. about-usf). Remember, this text also becomes part of your URL.

5. Enter Section Title. This is the text that will display at the top of all the pages within this section and will automatically be used in the breadcrumbs.

6. Choose which page template you want to use for this page. You can select either an info section page or a text page.

7. Choose whether you want the new page to appear in the side navigation.

8. Click Create.

new website section form

 

Creating/Editing New Info Sections

1. Navigate to the folder in which you want the page to appear.

2. Click either the New button or the arrow. Clicking the arrow will provide a quick look at which templates are available, while clicking the New button will provide a larger view.

3. Click New Page – Info Sections.

4. Enter Content Title. This is the text that will appear at the top of your page.

5. Choose whether you want the new page to appear in the side navigation.

6. Enter the file name. Make sure you keep the .pcf at the end. Follow all formatting instructions on naming. Remember, this text also becomes part of your URL.

new info section form

7. Click Create.

Editing Info Section Page

If your page is an "Info Section" page, a WYSIWYG Editor is not available. To edit these types of pages:

1. Click the orange MultiEdit button that appears at the very top of the page.

2. Make desired edits, following all formatting guidelines in gray text underneath each field. You can also change the order and show/hide each section here.

3. Click Save.

4. From the Publish drop down menu, select which action is appropriate for your permission level/workflow (Publish, Schedule, Submit for Approval, etc.).

Creating/Editing New Text Page

1. Navigate to the folder in which you want the page to appear.

2. Click either the New button or the arrow. Clicking the arrow will provide a quick look at which widgets are available, while clicking the New button will provide a larger view.

3. Click New Page – Text.

4. Enter Content Title. This is the text that will appear at the top of your page.

5. Choose whether you want the new page to appear in the side navigation.

6. Enter the file name. Make sure you keep the .pcf at the end. Follow all formatting instructions on naming. Remember, this text also becomes part of your URL. 

new text page form

7. Click Create.

Editing Text Page

1. Click Edit button above the area you wish to change.

2. Make desired edits within the WYSIWYG Editor (for more details about the editor, refer to the "WYSIWYG Editor" section of this manual).

3. Click Save icon in WYSIWYG Editor.

4. From the Publish drop down menu, select which action is appropriate for your permission level/workflow (Publish, Schedule, Submit for Approval, etc.).

Editing Side Navigation

1. Within the folder of the section you want to edit, check out "_sidenav.html".

editing side nav

2. Edit navigation text and hyperlinks in WYSIWYG Editor. You can also change the order of the navigation items here. Be very careful when editing these links because the formatting can be lost when making changes.

side nav page view

Editing Sub Navigation (Drop Down Menu)

For sites created AFTER August 15, 2016 (for sites created BEFORE August 15, 2016, please contact your CMS liaison to enable the sub navigation file).

1. Within the folder of the section you want to edit, check out "_sub-nav.pcf". Then click on Properties. This will bring up a MultiEdit form.

editing sub-nav

2. Select the number of items that you would like to display from the "Number of Links" drop down menu. There should be no more than 12 items. Complete the LinkText and Link URL fields for each item. 

sub nav settings

3. Click Save 

4. From the Publish drop down menu, select which action is appropriate for your permission level/workflow (Publish, Schedule, Submit for Approval, etc).