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Please use this form to send a request to the Web Services team (formerly WCM Support). Information regarding the features available in our web content management system can be found to the right of this form. Additional information may also be found at ucalgary.ca/it/wcm.

e.g. "How do I create a calendar of events?", "I need a new site for..."
General Support Request
New Site Request
e.g. Public Policy
e.g. www.ucalgary.ca/publicpolicy

Web Content Management Features

Submitted by lriscald on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:27am

Many features are available to site administrators using the Drupal 7 web content management system at the University of Calgary.

Here is an easy way to find out if certain features are enabled on your site: In the Administration menu, hover over "Content", then "Add content". You will see a list of enabled content types. If the Feature you are looking for is not represented there, you will need to contact Web Services using the webform to the left to have it added to your site.

Banners

Banners refer to the images and headlines seen at the top of all University of Calgary websites. The Banner feature allows you to define the image and text used in the banner block at the top of your home page and all other pages as well.

Banners may be identical for all pages, or you may choose to have different images or text on different pages. If you include a bank of images, you may choose to enable scrolling banners.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Basic Pages

The Basic Page represent the most common building block of most sites. It has one large content area where you may place text, links, and images.

Basic Pages are covered in great detail in the Introduction to Drupal 7 Web Content Management manual and in the training class by the same name.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

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Blogs

The Blog feature allows for the creation, by an individual user, of informative posts that will display in a reverse chronological order.

Collapsing Field Pages

The Features page you are currently viewing is an example of a Collapsing Field Page.

As you can see, the Collapsing Field Page feature allows you to create a page with one or more collapsing sections, each of which may be expanded to reveal further information.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Comments

The Comments feature allows people visiting your site to post comments. This feature can be used with any content type, like basic pages, panel pages, or collapsing field pages, for example. You have the option to have the comments published automatically or only upon approval by a
Site Administrator.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Events

The Events feature allows you to create and publish any kind of event that your group may wish to advertize on a calendar or upcoming events list.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

File Storage

The File Storage feature allows you to attach all your files in one location, rather than attaching them to individual pages. If you want to centralize your file storage, but need to separate your files into two or more collections, you can create as many as you need.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Gallery

The Gallery feature allows you to showcase images organized by albums.

Google Analytics

The Google Analytics feature provides an interface which allows you to enter your site-specific tracking code from your Google Analytics account.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Last Modified

When the Last Modified feature is enabled on a site, pages on that site will display a date at the bottom of the page indicating when that page was
last modified.

You can ask Web Services to configure the feature so that only specific pages will or will not display the last modified date.

Here is an illustration of a page with Last Modified enabled.

News

The News feature allows you to create and publish news stories on your site. These news stories are typically displayed in chronological order, displaying a summary of each story and links to read the corresponding full story. Older stories are automatically archived and you may choose to display this archive as well.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Panels

The Panels feature allows you to create pages with more complex layouts than the standard Basic Page. You may select from a variety of layouts.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Policies

The Policies feature allows you to create links to policy and procedural documents and to categorize them for easy access on your site. The library of policies and procedures created with this feature may be displayed in a variety of formats, including those that allow visitors to search for the documents they require.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Private Pages

Private Pages are used rather than Basic pages when some or all of a site’s content (including file attachments) needs to be privately displayed – in other words, content that is not made available to the general public. In order for private content to be displayed, a visitor to a site must login (i.e. authenticate). Private Pages are not indexed (i.e. are unsearchable) by search engines like Google.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Profiles

The Profile feature allows you to create individual profiles for people in your faculty, department, group, or unit. These Profiles may include a photograph and a variety of information pertaining to the individual. Only the options used will be displayed on the Profile. A master contact list may then be used as a group directory with a
clickable index.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Shout Outs

Shout Outs is a feature to be used in conjunction with Panels. It allows you to add images to your site and use them as links to more information. The images are displayed in a standard size, so multiple image may be stacked evenly for a clean look and feel. The images can be static, or they
can scroll.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Showcases

The Showcase feature, in conjunction with Panels, allows you to add images to your site and use them as links to more information. The images are displayed in one of three standard sizes, so multiple images may be arranged for a clean look and feel.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

Social Media

The Social Media feature allows you to embed a Twitter feed at the bottom on your site. It will appear below the content of your pages, but above the footer, and it will span the full width of your site. The feed can be filtered by keyword or hashtag.

Here is an illustration of a page with the Social Media Twitter feed enabled.

Webforms

The Webform feature allows people visiting your site to submit information or files through forms, questionnaires, surveys, and polls. Submissions are stored in the site's database and may also be sent to designated email addresses. The Webform feature also includes simple analytical tools and allows for all the data to be downloaded for detailed statistical analysis.

Please refer to our user guides to find out how to use this feature.

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