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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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Custom Color Palette Added to WYSIWYG Editor

Posted On: Apr 9, 2019 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Tips and Tricks, Training

Color palette with UMMS colors in CMS WYSIWYG editor for applying to fonts, backgrounds and other items.

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WYSIWYG: custom button styles

Posted On: Apr 9, 2019 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Tips and Tricks, Training

Add a style to your links to create a button link

regular link     button link

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How do I position an image so the text wraps around it?

Posted On: Mar 1, 2019 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Media, Tips and Tricks, Training

You can add an image to the WYSIWYG editor and set the format so text wraps around your image. You can set it left, right or centered. Please note that if centered, text will not wrap but rather flow to the the next line under the image.

Example:
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Adding The Version/History Gadget

Posted On: Nov 20, 2018 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Tips and Tricks, Training

versions.pngThere are built-in gadgets both for the Episerver platform and product-specific ones, for example, gadgets for forms viewing, visitor groups statistics and version management. 

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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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Creating a Dynamic Sitemap page for Your Site

Posted On: Jul 11, 2018 Posted By: Leslie Rutter Tags: Process, Training

As you create pages within your site, they will automatically show on the sitemap page. This allows your viewers to have a page to navigate to and find all the pages within your web site in one easy view. This is also a useful tool for site owners to review what pages they have on their site.

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