Adjust settings that influence how the page is displayed or used within the UBCMS. In most cases, the changes are immediate.
This information refers to the Classic version of the UBCMS. Classic will be retired in May, 2022.
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.
These settings can be accessed from the Sidekick while editing a page and from the Websites admin console (right-click a page then select Properties).
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
Analytics codes should be placed in the Properties of your site's home page, not the header or footer. They can also be placed in an HTML Snippet in your site's header or footer, but this is less recommended.
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.
This option is only available to those with Publisher permissions. For others, it will be grayed out.
Using these settings, Publishers can control when content displays in a list, and schedule page activation and deactivation (compare to Activate/Deactivate Later).
If either of the On/Off times is in the past, you must activate the page to push the modifications over to the live site.
This image does not require alt text: If your image is purely decorative and does not aid in navigation, check this box instead of entering alt text. The image will be ignored by screen readers.
Alt Text is generally required under state and federal accessibility laws. Read more about Alternative Text.
This is an experimental Flex UI feature which will be made available to all users Fall 2021
To make a change from the parent site, choose "use this color and image" and then enter a Background Color OR choose an image by uploading from your desktop or or dragging from the DAM. If an image is loaded, it will cover the background color.
Adjust these optional settings to guide future authors in maintaining this page. These details will be visible in Page Reports.
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, here are the corresponding results shown on some social media channels.