Advanced Topics

Enhance your site by employing these advanced techniques.

3/19/18
Place virtual "post-it" notes on your pages in author to help with content management.
9/10/18
Using Shibboleth, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and Secure Socket Layers (SSL), it is possible to limit access of your published pages to specific LDAP groups or named UB constituents. 
3/19/18
When a visitor attempts to land on a page that no longer exists, display an error page tailored to your website and audience.
3/28/18
Your pages can be published or taken down automatically by the UBCMS at a predetermined date and time. The UBCMS provides two methods—Delayed Activation vs Scheduling On/Off Time—each with its own pros and cons.
4/18/18
We provide two demo sites to help you understand how UBCMS components and features work.
7/13/18
Specialists can add additional component options to pages.
5/24/17
Build a directory to promote your faculty that has a standardized look and feel, but flexes to support different department needs.
5/24/17
Locate pages on your site that contain a word or phrase and optionally put another word or phrase in their place.
4/25/18
Forms are integral to most websites. The UBCMS has an existing set of components to support simple forms. For more complex needs, we encourage you to consider Formstack.
6/25/18
This setting enables more content to be displayed about your secondary pages, including an optional module.
1/20/17
Use these special steps to access additonal UBCMS functionality.
3/28/18
A general introduction to building links in the UBCMS.
12/14/16
Make a copy of an existing page that will reflect any modifications to the original page.
9/21/16
The UBCMS supports a variety of ways to provide wayfinding tools on your site.
6/20/18
Display videos recorded using UB's Panopto software on UBCMS pages.
9/21/15
We have customized how pages print from UBCMS websites.
5/8/18
Visitors can be automatically switched from one URL to another, using webserver redirects, UBCMS 'vanity URLs' and redirect pages, or third-party URL shorteners. These solve problems from previously published links or help to promote a alternate path to your pages.
7/11/18
Embed often-used links on the pages of your site.
12/11/15
Compile data about your pages, including annotations, page status, vanity URLs, tags and use of external resources.
7/20/18
RSS feeds are a handy way to pull dynamic content from an external website onto your page.
9/6/18
UB uses a custom version of Google to run our local searches. Site-wide search is a standard UBCMS feature, common on larger or more complex sites.
3/28/18
Special characters like umlauts, 'smart quotes' and sub/superscript can be added to many text components.
1/30/18
By adding tags to your pages, the UBCMS can automatically display your content through list-building components. While tags can be added to any UBCMS pages, they are most powerfully used in conjunction with Shared Content.
6/20/18
A Box.com folder can be interactively embedded in your Web page.