You can use Page Properties to adjust many important settings that influence how the page is displayed or used within the UBCMS. In most cases, the changes are immediate.
Please be careful when adjusting these settings. Some changes may have unexpected results, including affecting pages on other sites.
Page Properties has seven tabs: Basic, Advanced, Scheduling, Image, Background, Stewardship and Social.
This tab controls the main settings for the page. The Title should reflect what you entered when you created the page. You can then make additional adjustments as noted below, although no further changes are required.
When viewed in the browser tab, search results, or bookmarks, UBCMS page titles will always end with ' - University at Buffalo'.
Use Site Title as H1
This area allows modification of additional settings and is mostly intended for developers.
Please be careful with these options. Some, such as Vanity URL, can impact other websites if not set carefully.
If the Design setting is not correct for your site, the Sidekick will no longer show components (and you will have other troubles). Reset to a previous Version or Contact Us.
Without extra provisions such as server-level redirects, the Alias setting will cause every page under it to have two URLs. This can be bad for SEO and can greatly complicate Google analytics.
ShareThis.com Publisher ID
Related Links Reference
Jumbo Top Nav settings only work when Jumbo Top Navigation is turned on in the site header's Top Navigation component, and only if this page has child pages.
> Read more about Jumbo Top Navigation.
No one is permitted to set a Vanity URL outside their own site. For authorization, contact us.
Authenticated Published Pages
Please be careful with Google Analytics. Adding a second GTM code to your site may result in duplicate form submissions or reCAPTCHA errors.
A Flush Trigger is used to ensure the Emergency Alert Banner component displays simultaneously on all applicable sites.
In effect, these make https:// required to navigate your site, but the UBCMS does not ensure your site will function properly in https:// mode. You could brake your site using this setting. > Learn more about requiring https
To use the Require SSL setting, the site must be covered by a SSL certificate. Everything under www.buffalo.edu (/content/www) is covered but not all other virtual hosts on the UBCMS have a certificate.
Tip: This option is only available to those with Publisher permissions. For others, it will be grayed out.
The page does NOT have to be activated for them to take effect.
Using these settings, Publishers can schedule page activation and deactivation at a specific date and time (compare to the similar Activate/Deactivate Later).
Adjust the details in the On/Off Time settings. (Activation is automatic.)
For a scheduled On Time:
Using these steps, a new page will be added to your live site, while an existing page will continue to be on your live site. However, the page will now be completely hidden until the On Time is reached. When the On Time is reached, the page will become visible on your live site and stay visible as a normal page.
For a scheduled Off Time:
Using these steps, a new page will be added to your live site, while an existing page will continue to be on your live site. The page will be visible until the Off Time is reached. When the Off Time is reached, the page is automatically deactivated and will thus no longer be visible on your live site.
Tip: Before an On or Off Time will take effect, this page must be activated. While an Author can set the On/Off Time, onlya Publisher can activate the page.
When an image is added, a description must be added for users who may have difficulty seeing it.
Alt Text is generally required under state and federal accessibility laws. Read more about Alternative Text.
This option allows authors to override the parent site's default background color and image.
To make a change from the parent site, choose "use this color and image" and then select a color from the chooser, or choose an image by uploading from your desktop or or dragging from the DAM.
Adjust these settings to guide future authors in maintaining this page. These details will be visible in Page Reports.
Subject Matter Expert:
By default, UBCMS pages will draw 'teaser' details for Twitter and Facebook social media channels from the current UBCMS page (title, lead image and first paragraph). These settings allow authors to add alternate meta data to appear in social-media channels.
Using the example details above, here are the corresponding resulting shown on some social media channels.
April 17, 2019