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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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    Examples of Blocks and Pages

    View examples of all the available page types and block types that can be used in our CMS.

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    Image Hero Block

    UMass Chan CMS: Use an hero image to display an image across the top of your site with the option of adding text overlay

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    BLOCKS: Displaying blocks in different widths

    UMass Chan CMS: setting block to display at different widths

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    Creating shortcuts to another page

    Creating a menu item that links to a page on another site or an external site (pages that are outside of the CMS)

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    New Editing URLs

    To make it easier to switch from editing and viewing pages, we have updated our CMS edit URLs

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    Blog Listing with Filtering Block

    This block displays a list of blog posts which can be filtered by one or more authors as well as one or more blog tags (categories). This block can be set to display as a simple list or in a card grid view.

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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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    Video Block

    The Video Block will display a thumbnail image and play button. Upon clicking the play button, the video will popup in a modal window to the full width of the browser.

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    Forms Retention Policy

    Setting a retention policy on your forms allows you to control how long form submissions are stored in the CMS. The retention policy is set per form allowing you to have different retention policies. Retention policies can be set separately for finalized form submissions and for partially submitted form data.

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    Profiles Faculty Listing Block

    Displaying faculty details in the UMass Chan Content Management System

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