Specialists can add additional component options to pages.
PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION
Components that were not intended for a particular page type or
layout may behave unexpectedly on published pages and their use is
Please only apply the standard components from our Components
Library. These have been tested and are fully supported for general
use in the UBCMS.
(In Design Mode, you'll also see untested and unsupported
components that were in the original software installation, as well
as experimental components that may change markedly during
Enter Design Mode by clicking the small framing square icon at
the bottom of the Sidekick.
Your page will switch to a view like Preview Mode, and reveal
places to edit each of the page's 'paragraphs' (columns).
Click the Edit link on the paragraph bar for the main center
column, or for the right sidebar to select additional components or
component groups (e.g. Experimental Components).
From the visible options, scroll down to find the component
group (e.g. More Components), then select the entire group or
choose one or more individual components. Experimental Components
is selected in this example.
Once you have made the changes, click Save and then the Edit
icon on the Sidekick. If you added an entire component group, it
will be available in the Sidekick. If you just added single
components, they will be available by right-clicking part of the
page and selecting New.
Changes made in Design Mode apply to all pages of that type
throughout your website. For example, your home page is a unique
page type, while many of your secondary pages use one standard page
Design mode is site-wide, but template-specific. There are
probably only two templates in use on your site (other than
shared content, which cannot be adjusted): the home page and the
rest of the pages (all the one-, two- and three-column variations
are the same template). Follow these instructions for your home
page and also for one other page.
If you are not sure where you may have enabled extra components,
the 'one other page' should be a page of type Three Column (with
banner), which has every possible paragraph system on it. You
can create a page like that just to follow these instructions and
then delete it afterwards.
Are there non-standard headings in the Sidekick? You should
- Core Components
- Experimental Components (added optionally)
- Form Components
- More Components
- Related Content Components (not on your home page)
- Sidebar Components
- Specialist Components
If you see more than this:
- Enter Design Mode by clicking the right-angle-ruler icon
at the bottom of the Sidekick.
- Click the Edit button at the top of each 'par'
(paragraph system) on the page where you think there may be extra
components — these are the separate areas for content in the
template. On the home page there are several of these paragraph
systems. On the other pages, there may be more or less depending on
the Page Type that was originally chosen when the page was
- Scroll through the list under Allowed Components and
uncheck any headings not in the list above.
- Some headings may be expanded with individual components
selected. If the heading is in the list above, leave that section
alone. It is probably correct. If it is not in the list above,
uncheck all components under that heading by de-selecting the
- Click Ok to save the change.
- Repeat for other paragraph systems or continue to the next step
and test and see if you need to try others.
- Go back to Edit Mode by clicking the triangle icon at
the top of the Sidekick.
- If the Sidekick now only has the correct headings, you are
done. Otherwise repeat the above steps.
- Remember to check both the home page and an inside page.