General Website Info

Dependency Tags

Dependency Tags are used when linking to an internal CMS page. This is to ensure that the link will be updated if a page or folder is moved or renamed. Dependency Tags are not used when linking to external websites. Binary Management is a subset of Dependency Manager that keeps track of binary files such as images and documents. Learn more below.

When inserting a link using the Dependency Manager, instead of the URL appearing in the "URL” field, a Dependency Tag will be shown.

Insert Links Using Dependency Tags

  1. Highlight the text that will be made into a link. 
  2. Click on the link icon in the toolbar.
  3. Once the editing window is open, click on the folder and arrow icon.
  4. Click through the appropriate folders and/or files and select the webpage you want to link to (i.e. arts-sciences\departments\communication).
  5. Click "Insert".
  6. The Dependency Tag will appear in the URL field opening with two curly brackets, the letter "f", a colon, a series of numbers, and closing with two curly brackets: i.e. {{ f : 1 2 3 4 }}The webpage URL you’re linking to will appear underneath the dependency tag. 
  7. For "Open link in...", choose "Current window" — this will open the webpage in the same window.
  8. Click "Save".
  9. Publish to Test to make sure link is working properly.
  10. Once confirmed, publish to Production. 

Screenshot of using the Dependency Manager to insert an internal CMS page

Insert Links to External Sites

  1. Copy the link of the external website, PDF, or image you want to link to.
  2. Highlight the text that will be made into a link.
  3. Paste the external website, PDF, or image's URL in the URL field.
  4. Change "Open link in..." to "New window".
  5. Click "Save".
  6. Publish to Test to make sure link is working properly.
  7. Once confirmed, publish to Production.

Screenshot of adding an external link

Insert Links to PDF or Images

  1. Follow Steps 1-5 for Insert Link Using a Dependency Tag.
  2. Then follow Steps 4-7 for Insert Link to External Website.

Note on Binary Management

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Binary Management is a subset of Dependency Manager that keeps track of binary files such as images and documents. A binary file is assigned a tag that is used when you insert an image onto a page or link to a file. Once uploaded, these files display on Staging like your pcf files and you need to publish them to either Test or Production. 

Prior to the September 2022 upgrade, if you uploaded a file while on Staging, that file automatically went to Production. As we are starting fresh with Binary Management, the new process requires you to upload to Staging and then publish to Test or Production.

To view/select images and documents uploaded prior to the Septemeber 2022 upgrade, you will still need to click over to Test or Production. Those images and documents will not have a tag number associated with them.