Advanced Topics

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 of your published pages to specific LDAP groups or named UB constituents. 
When a visitor attempts to land on a page that no longer exists, display an error page tailored to your website and audience.
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.
We provide two demo sites to help you understand how UBCMS components and features work.
Specialists can add additional component options to pages.
RSS feeds are a handy way to pull dynamic content from an external website onto your page.
Build a directory to promote your faculty that has a standardized look and feel, but flexes to support different department needs.
Locate pages on your site that contain a word or phrase and optionally put another word or phrase in their place.
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.
Use these special steps to access additonal UBCMS functionality.
A general introduction to building links in the UBCMS.
Make a copy of an existing page that will reflect any modifications to the original page.
The UBCMS supports a variety of ways to provide wayfinding tools on your site.
We have customized how pages print from UBCMS websites.
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.
Embed often-used links on the pages of your site.

Compile data about your pages, including annotations, page status, vanity URLs, tags and use of external resources.

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.

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.