The Sidekick is your most important tool for authoring pages in
UBCMS and provides quick access to the features and settings you
will use for most tasks.
Access to all the components currently available to authors for
Note that some components can only be added once a structure is
built (e.g. in a Form or Related Content Container), while
others are only permited in certain parts of the page (e.g.
the sidebar or Related Content Container), and some components are
only usable by Specialists (e.g. HTML Embed).
Access to tools that control the overall page and its
Versions are an exact record of the way a page looked at a given
time. A version is automatically created when the page is created
and each time it is activated. Authors can save a new version
manually using the tools on this tab.
Workflow is currently in development with a pilot group. We will
announce when it is fully enabled in the UBCMS. >
The bottom of the Sidekick has five buttons (from left to
- Edit: You are in edit mode if this button's icon is
- Preview: Preview your Web page outside of edit
- Design Mode: Allows you to add more components to your
Sidekick. Specialists, Developers, Site Owners and Unit Web Leaders
have Design Mode on their Sidekicks. Specialists
- Websites: Click this button to be taken to the Website
- Reload: Refresh your webpage without leaving edit