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A gadget is a little program that provides additional functionality or streamlined access to functionality within OU Campus. Additional gadgets may be created at any time and gadget access may be limited by a user’s permissions. Some gadgets are only located on the Dashboard or on the Gadgets sidebar, while others are available in both locations.

Each individual user can choose which gadgets to show or hide on their Dashboard or Gadgets sidebar; some gadgets are context-specific, meaning that they will only appear when viewing a page or inside an editable region.

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Adding/Modifying Links on Pages/Sidebars

You can add, modify, and remove links in the content area (body copy) or right sidebar on your web page:

  • Add a CMS Link: link to another CMS web page or file (pdf, doc, etc)
  • Add a External Link: link to a page outside the CMS
  • Update/Modify a Link: update or modify a preexisting link
  • Removal of a Link: remove a link from your page

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Choosing a Page Layout

This post is aimed at making you aware that there are a number of ways that you can layout a web page within the CMS. Most of the time, you will be using Figure 1, 2, 3, or 4 as your layout. We will outline a number of different possibilities for you, though. Note that a layout will already be chosen for any web page already created in the CMS. If you are creating a new web page, you will be able to choose your own layout based on what components and slots you use. Below, you will find an image of a layout followed by a description. There are 12 layouts in total.

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Adding Items to the Right Sidebar (Slotting)

You can add a number of items to the right sidebar. Highlights, images, buttons, and menus are a few options. We are going to concentrate on the most-used item, a Highlight. Highlights are used on a number of CMS websites to display additional information and/or related links. Here are a few sidebar examples:

Right Sidebar with text, bullets, and links
Right Sidebar, list of links

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Formatting the Right Sidebar

This post covers the different formats available to you when slotting items into the Right Sidebar. You have the following styling options:

Note that we have a separate post discussing how to slot items into the right sidebar. There are a number of different format options when slotting a Highlight into a sidebar. We will discuss the main ones: A boxed right sidebar with and without a title, an open right sidebar (box) with and without a title, and a right sidebar spotlight.

You can slot Highlights and Images into the right sidebar. There are two right sidebar slots available for you to use: Right Sidebar Slot – Boxed( 565) and Right Sidebar Slot – No box( 539). Open your Slot Editor for a Generic and you’ll notice these two slots (with or without items slotted):

Empty right sidebar slots
Empty right sidebar slots

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Formatting Text in the Right Sidebar

You are able to format the text in your right sidebar Highlights in a number of different styles. We have some suggestions to keep styles consistent across CMS sites and usable for users. Its important that your department’s website achieves consistency whether or not you follow our guidelines.

List of Links

If you would like to display a list of links, we recommend listing the links in an unordered list, hiding the bullets. You may remove indenting and bullets by using a CSS class of “none”. Your code would be similar to this:

<ul class="none">
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 1</a></li>
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 2</a></li>
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 3</a></li>
<li><a href="cmslink">Link 4</a></li>

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