Content Basics Overview
Learn how to Edit content, move content, delete content and return content. Time 5:00 min
+ Add Content
Content is added as modular components that a user can add and move on a page. A user builds a page by adding and moving around content types. When an admin/editor clicks the (+ Add Content) button on a page (at the top of a column area) the drop-down menu will let them know what content types are available for the particular area of the page they are editing.
Once multiple content slots exist on a page, an admin or editor can move them up and down or delete them with the controls in the upper left-hand side of each slot. Slots can be moved up and down but not side to side.
You can add many different types of content onto your webpage. Below is the current listing of content types available:
Thirteen content types are currently available:
1. Rich Text - adds a text box. You can apply formatting and links to this slot by clicking on the edit button
2. Slideshow - adds a single photo or, if you select multiple images, a slide show. The slide show will display in the order you place the images. Slide shows can be adjusted to run automatically or manually with arrows.
3. Smart Slideshow - Create an automatic slideshow based on selected tags or categories. This slideshow will automatically replace new images into the slideshow as they are uploaded into the media section. You can also designate how many images you would like to rotate through.
4. Video - adds a video. You can browse the media gallery for current videos or upload a new one. No video is hosted in the media gallery. All video must be already posted on YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler or other external video hosting service.
5. File - adds a PDF, Word, Excel, or Powerpoint File to your page. You can browse the media gallery for current files or upload a new one.
6. Audio - adds an audio file. You can browse the media gallery for current audio files or upload a new one. No audio file is hosted in the media gallery. All audio must be already posted on SoundCloud or offer an embed code.
7. Button - adds a graphic image with a url link
8. Raw HTML - adds any embed code: ie Facebook, Qulatrics form or Duke OnDemand
9. Policy - adds selected policies from a handbook to your page
10. News - adds news articles. Select the tag or tags of the articles you wish to display. Tags are assigned to news feeds or individual news items in the Tubes admin area. You can pull in news through RSS feeds or create an original post within Tubes.
11. Calendar - adds a calendar. Select the tag or tags of the events you wish to display. Tags are assigned to calendar feeds or individual news items in the Tubes admin area. You can pull events into Tubes through RSS or XML feeds. Departmental events are managed on the Duke Events Calendar.
12. Person - adds a person's photo, contact information, and optional blurb. This is generally used to feature a department member, such as the Chair, DUS, or DGS. Select your department. Then select the person you would like to display on the page. Information is pulled from FDS, though once the person has been added you may select a different photo from the media gallery and add an optional text blurb. People data must be edited in FDS: http://fds.duke.edu.
13. Department - adds multiple department directories to your website. This feature is currently only available on the Trinity College website. The profiles and directory information are pulled from FDS and must be edited in FDS: http://fds.duke.edu.
Never fear of making a mistake. Each page has version control, so previous versions of a page can always been retrieved and reinstated.
To access version control:
Step 1: Click on the rounded arrow icon next to the (+ Add Content) button
Step 2: Click on the version you would like to revert back to. Notice you can see the user's NetId next to each change set.
Step 3: If you are ready to revert it, click Save as Current Revision If you want to cancel, click cancel.