Pages

What's a page?

Pages are the building blocks of your website, containing text, images, buttons and more.


Create a page

  1. On the dashboard, choose Pages at the top of the screen.
  2. Choose Actions next to the site or subsite under which you want to create a page.
  3. Select Create Child Page.
  4. Enter a name for the page.
  5. Choose Under Parent Page and select your department.
  6. Enter a page title, which can be the same as the page name.
  7. Select a page template. (Learn more about templates and setting up your site.)
  8. Enter a description and keywords to help search engines find your page.


    Navigation for your site

    With university default templates, the navigation and breadcrumb appear automatically as you create pages. You can also drag a navigation widget onto the page of a template that doesn't have navigation. Learn more about navigation and setting up your site.


    Headers with CTA buttons

    The header CTA button is added through Page Properties (shown on the right). It does inherit downwards, so if a Header CTA button is set on a top level page, any child pages will also display the button.

    How Top Navigation and the new Header CTA button work together

    The header CTA button is visible at the top of a page on desktop screen sizes. On mobile screen sizes, it will be combined with certain top navigation templates. Desktop example is below. 

    Example of top navigation CTA

    Global navigation links

    The global header links appear in the top right-hand corner of university sites next to quick links and search. By default these links focus on internal audiences but you have the option to request that these links be customized specifically for your site's audience. Send an email to websitehelp@ucdenver.edu to make a request to change your site’s global header links in Sitefinity.

    Desktop view shown below and mobile view is to the right. Click on the images to expand.

    Global Links in desktop


      Back to Top Button

      Back to Top ButtonFor increases user experience and accessibility, a back to top button will be automatically applied to all pages longer than four screens and will hover on the bottom right of user’s screens. However site builders will have the ability to turn off this button in the page properties view under University settings.


      Website Name

      The Website Name is the text you choose to appear above the main navigation on your page. It can be accessed in the Title and Properties of any given page. You can also turn this into a link to your homepage. All child pages will inherit this text from the parent page, unless specifically changed on the child page. 


      Add Parent or Approved Sponsor

      If needed, a second line can be displayed below the unit name to show hierarchy or an approved partnership. This text is limited to a single parent unit or partner affiliation. No taglines, promotional copy or other text may be used.

      Examples with images below: Center for Midwifery, second line College of Nursing; Accounting Services, second line Finance Office.


      Google Analytics for university websites 

      Site Builders can add Google Tag Manager container ID to any page. However, if no ID is added and Google Analytics is not applied to the page, we have added the University’s central container (www.ucdenver.edu) to be the default tracking ID. This ID tag is "GTM-TJ3RC4".

      www.cuanschutz.edu 

      www.cuanschutz.edu and its subdomains will receive their own analytics property and Google Tag Manager event tracking. Site builders responsible for building pages on this domain will need to add “GTM-PBKNXZ9” to their page properties on their top-level pages, using the “Google Tag Manager container id” field. This can be accessed through the “Title & Properties” on any page. If the value is left blank, analytics will be tracked by the default CU Denver container.


      Add or edit text on your page

      To edit text directly on a page, choose the pencil icon in the upper right and select Edit Content. To create new content and make bigger changes to layout and images, select Edit Page or Access Dashboard below the pencil. This requires specific permission. Learn about adding content to Sitefinity.


      Choose widgets for your page

      Choose a widget from the right column and drag it onto the page to display your content. There are widgets for multiple types of content, including blogs, testimonials, image galleries, bios and newsrooms. Learn more about widgets.


      Publish, preview or save a page

      When you build a page, you are essentially checking out a document. That means no one else can work on it until you "finish" the document. You finish by choosing either Publish, which publishes your page to the website, or Save as Draft, which saves your work. You can also choose Preview to see how the page will look on your website.