Advanced Topics

Enhance your site by employing these advanced techniques.

  • 11/10/20
    As a public university, the University at Buffalo adheres to state and federal mandates regarding universal accessibility.
  • 11/9/20
    Using Shibboleth, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and Secure Socket Layers (SSL), it is possible to limit access of your published pages to specific LDAP groups or named UB constituents. 
  • 11/4/20
    To promote efficient, consistent communication on all UB sites, select UBCMS content can be included on non-UBCMS sites. This is a pilot offered to select sites.
  • 11/4/20
    When a visitor attempts to land on a page that no longer exists, display an error page tailored to your website and audience.
  • 11/4/20
    We provide two demo sites to help you understand how UBCMS components and features work.
  • 11/9/20
    Specialists can add additional component options to pages.
  • 11/10/20
    Use of Facebook Business Manager may require Facebook to verify your site's domain.
  • 5/24/17
    Build a directory to promote your faculty that has a standardized look and feel, but flexes to support different department needs.
  • 11/5/20
    Forms are integral to most websites. The UBCMS has an existing set of components to support simple forms. For more complex needs, we encourage you to consider Formstack.
  • 11/10/20
    Sitemaps ensure that Google can locate content on your site that might not otherwise be discovered during indexing.
  • 11/5/20
    This setting enables more content to be displayed about your secondary pages, including an optional module.
  • 11/9/20
    Use these special steps to access additional UBCMS functionality.
  • 11/5/20
    A general introduction to building links and references in the UBCMS.
  • 11/4/20
    The UBCMS supports a variety of ways to provide wayfinding tools on your site.
  • 11/4/20
    Display videos from UB's Panopto software on UBCMS pages using the HTML Snippet.
  • 11/2/20
    Mobile users are major users of UB websites, so it is critical to know how your pages appear on small-screen devices and to optimize them accordingly (often called Responsive Web Design or RWD). Special tools preview your page for a variety of screen sizes.
  • 11/6/20
    We have customized how pages print from UBCMS websites.
  • 11/4/20
    Visitors can be automatically switched from one URL to another, using webserver redirects, UBCMS 'vanity URLs' and redirect pages, or third-party URL shorteners. These solve problems from previously published links or help to promote a alternate path to your pages.
  • 11/6/20
    Embed often-used links on the pages of your site.
  • 11/10/20
    Compile data about your pages, including annotations, page status, vanity URLs, tags and use of external resources.
  • 11/5/20
    RSS has been used for some time by websites to share dynamic collections with other sites and visitors. It is well suited for news or announcements and events.
  • 11/4/20
    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.
  • 11/9/20
    A local (site-wide) search is a standard UBCMS feature, common on larger or more complex sites.  
  • 11/4/20
    Embed Slate content, such as forms, into UBCMS pages.
  • 11/6/20
    Use this tricks to add accents and other special characters to your webpages.
  • 11/6/20
    Provide your visitors and the UBCMS with a higher level of protections.
  • 11/6/20
    By adding tags to your pages, the UBCMS can automatically display your content through a variety of components. While tags can be added to any pages, they are most powerful in conjunction with Shared Content.
  • 11/16/20
    Shared Content pages can be used as redirects to UBCMS or non-UBCMS sites.
  • 11/5/20
    A Box.com folder can be interactively embedded in your Web page.
  • 11/6/20
    An XML-formatted sitemap is useful for Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
  • 11/9/20
    The UBCMS has no native player, so we encourage you to publish your videos on this free, user-friendly platform.