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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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    Create an Image Gallery

    display a collection of images in a grid format that open to a larger view of the image that views can scroll through.

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    Modal Video Block

    The Modal Video block allows editors to place videos on their pages that open in a modal window when clicked. This allows the placement of the video to be in smaller areas of the page and pop open to view in a larger format.

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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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    Link List Block

    The Link List Block displays a list of links and can be formatted as a bulleted list, a standard list or as a dropdown selection.

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    Updated YouTube Thumbnail Selection

    Blog detailing updates to the YouTube properties of the Video Block in the UMass Chan CMS

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    Horizontal Full Width Block - update to include an image background

    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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    Recent Tweets Mosaic Block

    Recent Tweets Mosaic Block allows the display of tweets in a grid, 1-12 can display.

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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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    Social Media display block

    Generic Social Media block will display feeds from Twitter and Facebook (more to come) on your pages by simply providing the name of the feed you wish to display.

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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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