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

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    Using the Looping Hero Video Block

    Describes how to use the Looping Hero Video block on the UMass Chan Optimizely CMS

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    Workflow approval process

    Setting up workflow to create an approval process before content is published.

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    Membership Areas

    A CMS Membership Area is a web page, and any of its child pages, that is restricted to a certain User Group and requires membership account to log in.

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    BLOCK: Grid listing block

    Grid listing block allows editors to set a list of items in a grid and allow some control over the layout of that grid. Editors can choose to filter by page type. For now, we have limited page types with the ability to add more in future sprints. We started with Staff Page as this page has a very specific view/layout. We added generic page since this is the most commonly used page type.

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    Taxonomy Listing Block with Filtering

    The Taxonomy Search Block allows you to create a list of items that have been tagged with taxonomy categories. This block will list faculty, labs, blogs and UMass Chan News news articles.

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    Hero Video Block

    The Hero video block allows a video to be used as a hero on the web page. This block also allows for a dropdown list of links to be centered over the video.

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  • News Article Lists filtering by taxonomy (categories)

    Use the News Listing Block to display a list of News Pages or UMass Chan News News Article pages. This will list pages by date in descending order (most recent first). You can limit the amount…

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    Generic Block: adding background colors and images

    PDF explaining how to add a CSS class name in the block's setting tab to apply set color combinations or layouts. You can set the background color of different blocks. Or using a generic block…

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    Creating Forms in the CMS

    Add forms to your web pages to be used for event registrations, contact questions, customer surveys, etc. The submitted data is stored in the CMS and can be viewed within the CMS or the data can be…

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