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Enhance your site by employing these advanced techniques.


Place virtual "post-it" notes on your pages in author to help with content management.

Using Shibboleth, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and Secure Socket Layers (SSL), it is possible to limit access to UBCMS published content. 
Your pages can be published or taken down automatically by the UBCMS at a predetermined date and time. The UBCMS provides two methods -- Delayed Activation vs Scheduling On/Off Time -- each with its own pros and cons.
RSS feeds are a handy way to pull dynamic content from an external website onto your page.
Locate pages on your site that contain a word or phrase and optionally put another word or phrase in their place.

Place virtual "post-it" notes on your pages in author to help with content management.

On pages that are long or provide very detailed content (such as FAQs), it may prove useful to provide an easy way for your readers to quickly navigate back to the top of the page.
Publishing a page makes it viewable. Manually publish your page or schedule publication. Content can also be scheduled to appear or disappear on a specific day. We recommend you use versioning because content cannot otherwise be recovered unless your page is published.
Embed often-used links on the pages of your site.
Responsive Web Design optimizes your site interface to whatever device each visitor is using. Your site automatically adjusts its layout and behavior so people using smaller screens (e.g. smart phones) can easily navigate your pages.
UB uses a custom version of Google to run our local searches. Site-wide search is a standard UBCMS feature, common on larger or more complex sites.
UBCMS sites can share selected pieces of content with one another, creating unprecedented opportunities for efficient communication and creative collaboration.

Edit the header and customize your footer with social media and other items (Specialists only).


Special characters like umlauts, 'smart quotes' and sub/superscript can be added to many text components.

By adding tags to your pages, the UBCMS can automatically display your content through list-building components. While tags can be added to any UBCMS pages, they are most powerfully used in conjunction with Shared Content.
Redirect visitors from a bookmarked or previously published URL to a specific page within your site. Also handy for promoting a 'short' URL to one of your pages.