University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
UB Web Management

Transforming UB’s digital communications through process and tools

Emergency Alert Banner Component

Automatically display the red 'UB Alert' banner on your site during a campus emergency.

Using This Component

Place this component immediately under the main UB 'Reaching Others' banner on your site's Header, which is located in your Site-Wide Configuration folder.

Add the component to the page. No settings need to be adjusted in this component, but you will need to adjust your home page's properties.

The component as first displayed on the page.

The component as first displayed on the page, placed directly under the main UB banner.

To ensure that the banner will display on your site as soon as it is loaded on the master emergency.buffalo.edu site, you will need to set a Flush Trigger on your site's home page.

In your home page's Page Properties, in the Advanced tab, under Server Caching, add a new Flush Trigger with this URL:

/content/shared/www/emergency

Do not be alarmed. Unless there is a campus crisis, the banner will NOT be visible on your home page even in the Author environment. It will, however, always be displayed on your header configuration page.

Add a flush trigger to your home page's Page Properties.

Add a flush trigger to your home page's Page Properties.

How Will the Banner Function?

When a UB Alert is posted during a campus emergency, this component will display as a red banner on select websites, such as UB Reporter, the News Center, the UB home page, and the main Emergency Management site.

An example of a UB Alert banner on the main home page.

An example of a UB Alert banner on the main home page.

Restrictions

  1. Place the component directly under the main UB 'Reaching Others' banner.
  2. Be sure to adjust your main home page's Page Proerties as noted above.
  3. Unless there is a campus crisis, the banner will NOT be visible on your home page even in the Author environment. It will, however, always be displayed on your header configuration page

Was this page helpful?

(Required)
(Required)
(so we can thank you or request more details)
(Required)
(buffalo.edu addresses only please)

On this page:

Related Components:

Last reviewed:

March 29, 2017