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Find information on the UMMS Content Management System, Episerver. Learn how to populate your web pages, read about bugs, and new or updated functionality.

Generic Block

Posted On: Sep 17, 2020 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Blocks, Training

A Generic Block is the most basic and versitile block. It allows for content to be positioned anywhere on your page (any drop block area) and can be re-used on as many pages as you wish. Blocks can be shared with other sites as well.

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Event Brite Listing Block

Posted On: May 14, 2020 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Blocks, Training

The Eventbrite Listing Block is used to list events that have been created in EventBrite which is a third-party platform for creating and managing events. The block is very easy to set up allowing editors to set the number of events to display, as well as link to a page listing all events. 

Eventbrite is free to use if you are running a free event. On our intranet, you will find information on how to create an EventBrite account, additional information on settng up events that require payment, managing events and then creating the Episerver block to display your events.

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Accordion Block

Posted On: Jul 17, 2019 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Blocks, Training

An Accordion Block allows you to add interactive content to your page as well as adding a lot of content in a smaller vertical space. The first item will of your list will display while the following items will be hidden with a "+" icon noting these items can be expanded. Upon expanding another item, the items that is open will now close so only 1 item displays at a time.

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Horizontal Full Width Block

Posted On: Jun 12, 2019 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Blocks, Training

This block is a container for other blocks which allows you to set a background color that extends the full width of the browser. This can be used to help break up the layout and highlight your information.

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Profiles Faculty Listing Block

Posted On: Aug 7, 2018 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Blocks, Training

How to display a list of UMass faculty, for your UMMS website in the content management system, that pulls data from Profiles.umassmed.edu. Profiles includes faculty from UMMS, Baystate and Lowell campuses.

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News Article Lists filtering by taxonomy (categories)

Posted On: Jun 26, 2018 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Advanced functionality, Blocks, Tips and Tricks

Filter a listing of news pages or UMassmedNow articles by choosing taxonomy items.

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Create a Dropdown field with clickable links

Posted On: Mar 1, 2018 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Blocks, Training

Block: Dropdown Block

Sometimes you don't want a full list of links in your content. Maybe it's too long and takes up precious vertical space, or you want to keep your page simple and not have a long list that distracts from the content. We have a block for that - the DropDown Block.

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Styling Blocks using CSS class names

Posted On: Feb 20, 2018 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Advanced functionality, Blocks, Tips and Tricks

How to apply set color combinations to block using the CSS class name property. Set background colors on different blocks, or use a generic block and create an effect where the text overlays an image.

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