Specialists can add additional component options to pages.
Components that were not intended for a particular page type or layout may behave unexpectedly on published pages and their use is not supported.
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 template.
Changes made in Design Mode are applied site-wide but template-specific; i.e. they will impact all pages throughout your website that use that same template. You may need to adjust your home page as well as a standard template secondary page.
Changes made in Design Mode become available for all authors who have access to your website.
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 ONLY see:
If you see more than this:
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