Tag: section properties

Section’s Extra Left Sidebar Content

Content can be added below the left sidebar in several ways. If you only want it to be visible on a single page, use the Left Sidebar Content Editable Region on that page. To display content on multiple pages, the content will be added to a _props.pcf file. Remember, any settings made in a _props.pcf file will carry through to all files and folders within that folder. Add it to the file in the root folder to carry through to the whole site. This field is available on all _props.pcf files.

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  1. Open the desired _props.pcf file.
  2. Look for the Section’s Extra Left Sidebar Editable Region and click the green button to enable editing.
  3. Enter the content you want to appear.
  4. Save your changes.
  5. Publish.

Additional Breadcrumbs

Additional breadcrumbs can be added preceding those for your site. This is commonly used on some general webpages, like the Faculty/Staff page including a breadcrumb to the Michigan Tech homepage or one of the CSA or COE departments including a breadcrumb back to the college homepage. This is only available in the _props.pcf file within the root folder for your site or the folder where navigation is restarted.

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  1. Open the _props.pcf file in the root folder for your site.
  2. Look for the Section’s Breadcrumbs Editable Region and click the green button to enable editing.
  3. Enter the text you want to appear and link it to the appropriate page. If you need to add more than one, put “ > “ (space>space) between the links.
  4. Save your changes.
  5. All pages in the site will need to be published.

Site Footer Contact Information

You can customize the contact information that appears in the footer of your website. This is only available in the _props.pcf file within the root folder for your site or the folder where navigation is restarted.

Example footer contact information.

  1. Open the _props.pcf file in the root folder for your site.
  2. Go to Properties in the Page Actions Toolbar.
  3. Be sure you have the file checked out (if not, click on the lightbulb icon in the Page Actions Toolbar).
  4. From the Parameters menu on the left, find the “Site Footer Contact Information” section. All fields are optional.
    Site Footer Contact Information section.
    1. Department Name: First line of the contact information.
    2. Department Name Link: Use the page icon next to the field to select a CMS page that will be linked to when a user clicks the Department Name.
    3. Contact Form Link: Use the page icon next to the field to select a page that contains additional contact information or a contact us form. If a page is selected here, the site will link to this page when the user click the Department Name from the homepage and will link to the Department Name Link from other pages in the site.
    4. Address: Enter the department’s address information. Text will automatically wrap when it gets too long.
    5. Phone Number: Enter the department’s phone number, including area code and with hyphens (-). This will automatically include “Ph:” on the live site.
    6. Fax Number: Enter the department’s fax number, including area code and with hyphens (-). This will automatically include “Fax:” on the live site.
    7. Toll-Free Number: Enter the department’s toll-free number, including area code and with hyphens (-). This will automatically include “Toll-Free:” on the live site.
    8. Email: Enter the department’s email address, including @mtu.edu. This will automatically include “Email:” on the live site.
  5. Click the blue Save button.
  6. Publish.