Page Types

Use the Page Types configurations to edit the contents and set representative item display options for key pages of your website, optionally replace key pages with custom pages, enable your site for RSS, and define the display of compound objects and PDF files.

Page Types configurations can be set at the global or collection level. Before changing configurations, confirm whether the Global Settings or Collections tab is selected.

Global settings are the default for your entire website. Collection settings affect only the selected collection. If no settings exist for a collection, then global settings are used. Any configurations set for a collection will override the global configurations.

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Home Page (Global Level)

The Home page refers to the main entry page for your website. It describes and provides access to all of your collections and is linked to, by default, in the header navigation.

Until you specifically configure a global-level About page for your website, the same content of the Home page is used for the About page.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Edit the site title (displays at the top of the home page, below the header and above the collection list) and description (displays in the right column of the home page)
  • Specify the page template: You can use the default Home page template or replace the default page with a custom Home page (HTML skills required, scripting skills may be useful)
  • Configure the maximum number of collections that will display without a scrolling box. If you have more than this number of collections then the scrolling box will appear.

To edit the Home page site title and description

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Home. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)
  2. In the Site Title box, edit the text.

    The title displays in the browser title bar and below the header on your Home page.

  3. In the About your website (all collections) box, enter a description.
    • The description may optionally include HTML.
    • Recommended length is 300 words.
    • Note: By default, the About page displays the website description entered for the Home page. Use the Website Configuration Tool > Page Types > About option to edit the About page (see below).

    Note that you can insert images and links, specify fonts and background color using the editor. You can insert news about your Library or feature a collection or provide whatever information you feel is important.

    If you have HTML code you created using another editor that you want to paste into this editor, or if you want to edit in the code view, click the HTML button. (To replace the Home page default template with your custom page, see below.)

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To specify the Home page template

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Home. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)
  2. Click More Home Page Configurations.

  3. In the Choose a Home Page Template box, specify whether to use the default or a custom template.

    • Select Default CONTENTdm Template to use the layout provided by default.

    • Select Custom to replace the default Home page layout template with an HTML page you have created.

      • Upload your custom Home page file. Click Browse to display the dialog that enables you to browse and upload the file. The file will be uploaded to the correct custom directory.

      • Select the desired treatment of the wrapper elements (header, navigation, footer). You can use the standard wrapper for your website (as defined by you in Appearance and Navigation configurations) with your custom Home page content; or you can provide both contents and custom wrapper in your HTML file (i.e., you want to hide the default header, navigation, and footer elements).

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To configure the maximum number of collections that can display in the scrolling box

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Home. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)

  2. Click More Home Page Configurations.

  3. In the Number of Collections for Scroll Bar box, enter the maximum number of collections that can display on the Home Page before scrolling is invoked. If you never want the scrolling box to display, specify a number greater than your number of collections. If you want to force the scrolling box to appear for more than 10 collections, set the number to 11. The purpose of the scrolling box on the default Home page is to keep the rest of the Home page in view, while the list of collections is scrolled.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

About Page (Global Level)

The About page at the global level refers to the main About page for your website. It can describe your organization and website, and is linked to, by default, in the footer navigation.

Note: Until you specifically configure a global-level About page for your website, the About page uses the same description of your website as the Home page.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Edit the About page title (displays at the top of the About page, below the breadcrumbs) and contents (displays in main body of the page)
  • Specify the page template: You can use the default About page template or replace the default page with a custom About page (HTML skills required, scripting skills may be useful)

To edit the About page site title and contents

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > About. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)

  2. In the About Page Title box, edit the text. The title displays in the browser title bar and below the header on your About page.

  3. In the About Page Contents box, enter and edit content.
    • The contents may optionally include HTML.
    • Note that you can insert images and links, specify fonts and background color using the editor.
    • If you have HTML code you created using another editor that you want to paste into this editor, or if you want to edit in the code view, click the HTML button. (To replace the About page default template with your custom page, see below.)
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To specify the About page template

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > About. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)

  2. Click More About Page Configurations.

  3. In the Choose an About page template box, specify whether to use the default or a custom template.

    • Select Default CONTENTdm Template to use the layout provided by default.

    • Select Custom to replace the default About page layout template with an HTML page you have created.

      • Upload your custom About page file. Click Browse to display the dialog that enables you to browse and upload the file. The file will be uploaded to the correct custom directory.

      • Select the desired treatment of the wrapper elements (header, navigation, footer). You can use the standard wrapper for your website (as defined by you in Appearance and Navigation configurations) with your custom About page content; or you can provide both contents and custom wrapper in your HTML file (i.e., you want to hide the default header, navigation, and footer elements).
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

About Page (Collection Level)

The About page at the collection level refers to the About page for individual collections.

Note: If a collection-level About page is enabled, the same content of the Home page is used by default for the collection-level About page until you specifically configure a collection-level About page.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Choose whether you want a collection-level About page and whether the page should display the same content as the global-level About page

  • Edit the About page title (displays at the top of the About page, below the breadcrumbs) and contents (displays in main body of the page)

  • Specify the page template: You can use the default About page template or replace the default page with a custom About page (HTML skills required, scripting skills may be useful)

To configure the display and select the content inheritance of the collection-level About page

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > About. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. In the Collection About Page box, select an option for the page.

    • Select Enable collection-level About page to offer an About page that is different from the global-level About page for the selected collection.

    • Select Disable collection-level About page to not show this page for the selected collection.

    • Select Show an About page for this collection, but use the global About description to show an About page for the selected collection but display the same content as the global-level About page (see above). (You can still enter a collection-level About Page Title.)

  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To edit the collection-level About page site title and contents

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > About. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. In the About Page Title box, edit the text. The title displays in the browser title bar and below the header on your About page.

  3. In the About Page Contents box, enter and edit content.
    • The contents may optionally include HTML.
    • Note that you can insert images and links, specify fonts and background color using the editor.
    • If you have HTML code you created using another editor that you want to paste into this editor, or if you want to edit in the code view, click the HTML button. (To replace the About page default template with your custom page, see below.)
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To specify the About page template

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > About. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. Click More About Page Configurations.

  3. In the Choose an About page template box, specify whether to use the default or a custom template.

    • Select Default CONTENTdm Template to use the layout provided by default.

    • Select Custom to replace the default About page layout template with an HTML page you have created.

      • Upload your custom About page file. Click Browse to display the dialog that enables you to browse and upload the file. The file will be uploaded to the correct custom directory.

      • Select the desired treatment of the wrapper elements (header, navigation, footer). You can use the standard wrapper for your website (as defined by you in Appearance and Navigation configurations) with your custom About page content; or you can provide both contents and custom wrapper in your HTML file (i.e., you want to hide the default header, navigation, and footer elements).
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

Landing Page (Collection Level)

The collection landing page refers to the main entry page for a collection. It describes and provides access to items in the collection and is linked to from the collections on the Home page and from the collection name breadcrumb when browsing or viewing items in the collection.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Edit the landing page title (displays at the top of the collection landing page, below the breadcrumbs) and contents (displays after the About This Collection heading)

  • Select the representative image display type for the collection landing page

  • Select the representative image display type for the website Home page

  • Select to highlight recent additions to the collection in a display on the landing page

  • Enable RSS

  • Specify the page template: You can use the default collection landing page template or replace the default page with a custom landing page (HTML skills required, scripting skills may be useful)

To edit the collection landing page title and contents

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Landing Pages. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. In the About Page Title box, edit the text. The title displays at the top of the collection landing page, below the breadcrumbs.

  3. In the Tell us about your collections box, enter and edit content.
    • The contents may optionally include HTML.
    • Note that you can insert images and links, specify fonts and background color using the editor.
    • If you have HTML code you created using another editor that you want to paste into this editor, or if you want to edit in the code view, click the HTML button. (To replace the About page default template with your custom page, see below.)
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To select the representative image display type for the collection landing page

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Landing Pages. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. In the Image preferences for this collection's landing page box:

    • Select Display multiple images from this collection in a carousel to provide a navigable presentation of thumbnail images.

      • Under Landing Page Carousel Options, select which item thumbnails display in the carousel: Random, Newest, or Oldest. (Newest and oldest is based on the file system date.)

    • Select Upload a custom image or graphic to upload one image to represent the collection.

      Images must be in JPEG, PNG or GIF format and should be no larger than 582 pixels wide.

    • Select Display No Image to hide the representative image display.

  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To select the representative image display type for the website Home page

This configuration is important to the load time of your Home page. For each carousel that displays on the Home page, ten images are downloaded. If you have 100 collections, each displaying images in a carousel on the Home page, then your Home page must load 1,000 images. If you have more than a handful of collections, you can fine-tune the performance of your Home page by displaying the Home page image carousel for only a few selected collections.

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Landing Pages. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. In the Image preferences for this collection's description on the site Home page box:

    • Select Display multiple images from this collection in a carousel to provide a navigable presentation of thumbnail images.

      • Under Landing Page Carousel Options, select which item thumbnails display in the carousel: Random, Newest, or Oldest. (Newest and oldest is based on the file system date.)

    • Select Upload a custom image or graphic to upload one image to represent the collection.

      Images must be in JPEG, PNG or GIF format and should be no larger than 160 pixels wide.

    • Select Display No Image to hide the representative image display.

  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To display recent additions to the collection on the landing page

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Landing Pages. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. Click More Landing Page Configurations.

  3. In the Recent Additions box:

    • Select Display recent additions from this collection (default) to display a selection of linked thumbnail images of items recently added to this collection in the right column of the collection landing page.

    • Select Do not display recent additions to hide the Recent Additions display.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To enable RSS

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) enables users to register to receive updates for this collection.

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Landing Pages. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. Click More Landing Page Configurations.

  3. In the Enable RSS box:

    • Select Enable RSS (default) to enable this collection for RSS feed (the RSS icon and link text display in the right column of the collection landing page).

      • Edit the descriptive link label that displays next to the RSS icon.

    • Select Disable RSS to disable the RSS feed.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To specify the collection landing page template

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Landing Pages. (Confirm selection of the Collections tab.)

  2. Click More Landing Page Configurations.

  3. In the Choose a Landing Page template box, specify whether to use the default or a custom template.

    • Select Default CONTENTdm Template to use the layout provided by default.

    • Select Custom to replace the default landing page layout template with an HTML page you have created.

      • Upload your custom landing page file. Click Browse to display the dialog that enables you to browse and upload the file. The file will be uploaded to the correct custom directory.

      • Select the desired treatment of the wrapper elements (header, navigation, footer). You can use the standard wrapper for your website (as defined by you in Appearance and Navigation configurations) with your custom landing page content; or you can provide both contents and custom wrapper in your HTML file (i.e., you want to hide the default header, navigation, and footer elements).

    • Select Link to an External Page to substitute your own external (stored outside of CONTENTdm) collection landing page for the standard landing page.
      • Enter the URL in the Paste the link to your external page text box.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

Compound Objects

A compound object displays in a distinct interface that is different from the image viewer. The Compound Object Viewer enables the end user to navigate the objects' multiple pages and to review page-level or object-level metadata.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Configure which navigation tabs display in the Compound Object Viewer (thumbnails or contents or both)

  • Select whether to show the compound object item title in the viewer tab

  • Select whether to display page-level URLs and URLs for the entire compound object, if the Reference URL link is enabled (for more information about configuring the display of the Reference URL link, see Items > Reference URL.)

To configure the navigation tabs

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Compound Objects. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)

  2. In the Display contents navigation tabs box:

    • Select Thumbnails to enable navigation of a compound object by thumbnail images.

    • Select Contents to enable navigation of a compound object by text-based links (the link text is the page Title).

  3. If you chose to display both navigation tabs, in the Choose default view for tabbed area box:

    • Choose Thumbnails to display navigational thumbnail images by default.

    • Choose Contents to display text-based links by default.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To select the display of the compound object title in the navigation tab area

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Compound Objects. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)

  2. Click More Compound Object Configurations.

  3. In the Item title in tabbed area box:

    • Choose Show (Default) to include the title of the compound object in the tabbed area of the Compound Object Viewer.

    • Choose Hide to hide the title of the compound object in the tabbed area of the Compound Object Viewer.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To select Reference URL options for compound objects

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > Compound Objects. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)

  2. Click More Compound Object Configurations.

  3. In the Reference URL Preferences box:

    • Select Show reference URL for overall item to display the Reference URL for the compound object.

    • Select Show reference URL for individual pages to display the Reference URL for an individual page of the object.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

PDF Files

Files in PDF format have additional configurable options for their display in your website.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Select whether to display the PDF file in your website (an embedded version of Adobe Reader displays within the CONTENTdm viewers) or whether to link to the PDF file so that it opens in Adobe Reader in a new window (your website remains open in a separate window)

  • Configure whether portions of the Adobe Reader interface display (embedded version)

  • Select whether search terms are passed through to the Adobe Reader search function (embedded version)

To select whether to display PDF files in your website or link to a separate view in Adobe Reader

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > PDF Files. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)

  2. In the PDF File Display box:

    • Choose Display in Website to show PDF files in an embedded version of Adobe Reader that displays within the CONTENTdm viewers.

    • Choose Display link for users to view in Adobe Reader to link to PDF files so that they open in Adobe Reader in a new window (your website remains open in a separate window).

  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To configure whether portions of the Adobe Reader interface display (embedded version)

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > PDF Files. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)

  2. In the Show navigation pane within Adobe Acrobat box:

    • Choose Yes to display the Adobe Reader navigation pane by default in the embedded version.

    • Choose No to hide the navigation pane.

  3. In the Show toolbar within Adobe Acrobat box:

    • Choose Yes to display the Adobe Reader toolbar in the embedded version.

    • Choose No to hide the toolbar.

  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.

 

To select whether search terms are passed through to the Adobe Reader display (embedded version)

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Page Types > PDF Files. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)

  2. In the Provide search-term pass-through in Acrobat box:

    • Choose Yes to pass search terms to Adobe Reader in the embedded version. (Terms that match the CONTENTdm search terms are highlighted within the PDF file.)

    • Choose No to disable the pass-through of search terms.

  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.