This section will only be visible if you have Admin access. Your department can decide who will have access to your site and can specify what pages you can modify.
Topics in this section include:
All of this can be done by selecting the corresponding menu items in the left-hand “Manage” menu within the Admin section.
The Manage Users area of the Admin section lists the users who have access to the site, their contact information, and indicates whether the user is a Local Admin for your site. A user with Local Admin permissions is able to modify any page on a site and has access to the Admin section of Site Builder which includes menus and Departmental Links.
At the bottom of the Manage Users page there are several user management options.
Add new users: To add a new user, fill out the information in the form given. The user name must be the person's MUNLogin name. If the person does not have a MUNLogin name, they should contact the Help Desk at Computing and Communications at 864-4595 to get one.
Add existing User: In the drop-down list in this section you will find a list of all users who already have access to Site Builder. You may select any of them and add them to another site.
Editing/Deleting a User: To delete a user from your site, click on the trash can icon. To edit their information, click on the paper and pencil icon, and edit the form that appears at the bottom of the page. Once you have finished changing a user’s information, click the “Edit User” button at the bottom of the form to confirm the changes.
This area of the Admin Section allows Local Admin users (see above) to grant access to pages to other users, or themselves. All users have access to pages they have created, but sometimes they need to gain access to pages that other users created.
To do this, select the section (explained in Content – Sections below) the page is in, and then check the boxes which correspond with the page and the user you want to grant access to. Once your changes have been made, click the “Make Permission Changes” button to confirm.
Once you have these featues enabled on your your site, you need to edit your self as a user to start using them. To do this, go to Admin. There you will see the list of users who have permission to access your site. Select your name and click the "Edit" button. Check the box next to the feature you want to acess, and click "Edit User".
You will now see these features listed under "Manage" in the "Manage Content" section.
Within a single site, users can create different sections to store files in. The sections allow you to group pages and files into folders of similar topic. They also help organize the menus and sub-menus for the site.
The Manage Sections Area of Site Builder can be accessed by clicking on the “Sections” link in the Manage menu. Once in this section, you can create, modify and delete sections.
Creating Sections: Sections are created by clicking the icon across from the Root directory. After clicking the icon, simply fill out the new section’s title and directory name. The title for all sections will appear in the top left hand corner of finished pages. The directory name is the file extension that will appear in an address. (ex: if a directory name is “logos” then all the pages within that section will have the address http://www.mun.ca/yourdepartment/logos/filename.php)
A site’s root directory is like the folder in which every page of your site is contained. It sits at the top of all the lists of sections throughout Site Builder
You can also create a sub-section within a section. You do this by simply clicking the next to the section which you want to create a sub-section in. This can be used to create a sub menu within a section menu.
Read this tutorial for more information on menus.
Editing/Deleting Sections: This is done in much the same way as editing or deleting web pages. To edit a section’s title, click the icon, to delete a section, click the icon. Note: You cannot delete a section without first deleting all the files within that folder.
Within each section of a website, you can create a different menu. That menu will be applied to every page within that section on the left-hand side of the pages.
Creating Menus: First, select the section for which you are creating the menu. Then, at the bottom of the page there will be a small form that you will need to fill out under the “Add Menu Items” tab. It will contain the following items:
- Internal – The default value for this is external, which is for a page that is outside your current site. If you want to select a page within your site, click the dropdown menu and select the appropriate page.
- Label – This is the label that will appear in the menu itself. If you select an internal page, the title of that page will appear here.
- Link URL – For an external link, use the full address, including http:// for this field. For an internal link, this field will be filled in for you.
- Position – This will be the links position within the menu. You can choose to put it at the beginning or end of the menu, or after any of the existing menu items.
- Launch Link in New Window – By checking this option, the item you are creating will open in a new web browser window every time anyone clicks on it. Menu items with this option active will have a * next to them on the Manage Menus page.
Once all the information is filled out, click the “Add Menu Item” button, and the link will be added to your menu.
Editing your menu items: To change the items in your menu, click the icon. The information you want to change will appear in the “Edit Menu Item” tab at the bottom of the page. Once you are finished modifying the information, click the “Save Change” button.
Changing the Menu order: To change the order of the items in your menu, click the “Change Menu Order” tab. You will see a list of all the menu items in your menu, in the order in which they appear on the page. Click on the menu item you want to move, and use the arrow buttons next to the list to move it up and down. Once you have finished, click the “Change Menu order” button at the bottom.
Deleting menu items: To delete an item from the menu, click the icon.
For a detailed explanation of creating your site's navigation, read this tutorial.
Departmental Links serve to highlight useful links for visitors to your page. The list of links appears on the right side of the page. They will appear on most pages within your website if put in the root directory, or on pages within the section where they are placed. Note the Departmental Links box is only visible when the three-column template is selected for a specific page.
*Note: Departmental Links are different from Related Links.
Related Links are entered on your content page and are related in some way to the content on that page.The blue box on the page will read "Related Links".
Departmental Links are specific to each department or unit. The blue box on the page will read "Human Resources Links" or "Marketing and Communications Links".
Creating Departmental Links: Creating a Departmental Link is much like creating a menu item. The only information needed is the URL, the title you wish to give the link (this should be clearly understood by a reader), its position, and whether it should open in a new window.
All departmental links should go into your root directory if not, they may not appear on your page.
To create a link to an internal page (a page within your department’s website) type in the Title you wish to appear in the box on your site. In the righthand area, simply put the file name of the page (ex: logos.php). If your site contains more than one section, include the section and, if needed, subsections as well (ex: section/logos.php).
To create a link to an external sites, type in the Title and then use the full web address (best to copy it from the address bar in your browser), including the http:// at the begining.
Editing/Deleting Departmental Links: Departmental links can be edited or deleted by clicking the and icons respectively. When editing, the label, link URL and whether it loads in a new window can be changed. Click the “Save” button to save the changes you make.
Changing Departmental Link Order: Much like changing the order of menu items, click the “Change Link Order” tab. Select the link you want to move and use the arrow buttons to move it up or down the list. Once everything is in the right order, click the “Change Order” button at the bottom.