Tools

Use the Tools option to configure the localized version of your website interface text, including the default language, uploading a custom language file, and enabling users to select from multiple languages. You can configure a CONTENTdm Log In/Out link on your website, and configure the credentials used by a custom form for end-user content submission (for more information, see Custom Pages/Scripts). You can also use the Tools option to enable Google Analytics, allow Google Webmaster Tools to verify ownership of your site, enter a Public URL, and enable XML Sitemaps.

Some Tools configurations can be set at either the global level or the 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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Responsive

Check the Show Mobile View link in footer box to have the website's footer display a link to Mobile View when the website is being viewed on a mobile device such as a smartphone.

Mobile View is a preview of the ongoing Responsive redesign of the CONTENTdm Website. More configs will be added to this section as the redesign progresses.

SEO

Here you can:

  • Enter a Google site verification ID. This creates a meta tag that Google uses to verify ownership of your site.
  • Enter a Public URL for your site. You must enter a Public URL in order to use the XML Sitemaps feature.
  • Enable XML Sitemaps.

To enable Google Webmaster Tools site verification

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > SEO. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)
  2. Check the Enable Google Site Verification box.
  3. Enter your Google site verification ID. Note: the site verification ID is the value of the content attribute of the meta tag that Webmaster Tools provides; do not enter the entire meta tag.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Publish.

More information on Google Webmaster Tools site verification is available from Google Support and in Appendix 2 of the tutorial Getting Started with Google Analytics in CONTENTdm.

To enter a Public URL

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > SEO. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)

  2. In the Public URL box, enter the URL that you want end users to use to reach your CONTENTdm digital collections. Please note: You must already own the URL you enter here. CONTENTdm does not act as a domain name registrar.

    For CONTENTdm Hosted, the Public URL should be either a "branded host header" or a "custom host name", as described in Section 9 of the Administration Guide for Hosted Instances. We recommend using a custom host name for best results over the long term.

    For CONTENTdm Direct, the Public URL is usually something like http://digital.mylibrary.org or http://www.mylibrary.org/digital/.

  3. Click Save.

  4. Click Publish.

To enable XML Sitemaps:

  1. ENTER A PUBLIC URL as described above. If you do not do this, you will not be able to enable XML Sitemaps.
  2. Check the Enable XML Sitemaps box.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Click Publish.

Enabling XML Sitemaps will create the Sitemap file at http:///sitemap.xml and add a line to your robots.txt file (http:///robots.txt) so that search engines know where to look for the Sitemap.

Note: For CONTENTdm Hosted, the Sitemap will be created sometime within a week of when you enable XML Sitemaps, and updated about once a week thereafter. For CONTENTdm Direct, the Sitemap will be created and updated weekly at 11:30pm on Saturdays. For large sites — Hosted or Direct — it can take several hours to generate the Sitemap.

More information about robots.txt is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robots_exclusion_standard. The authoritative source for information about XML Sitemaps in general is http://www.sitemaps.org/.

 

Analytics

Note: You must go to http://www.google.com/analytics/ and set up a Universal Analytics account before configuring CONTENTdm using the steps below. Please consult the tutorial Getting Started with Google Analytics in CONTENTdm.

To enable Google Analytics

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > Analytics. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)
  2. Check the Enable Google Analytics box.
  3. Enter your Google Analytics Tracker ID.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Publish.

 

Permissions

The permissions options provides a Log In/Out link on the right side of the header navigation bar. (The header navigation bar is located just below the header, and includes the Home and Browse All links on the far left, by default.)

The Log In/Out link enables users to log in and out of the CONTENTdm Server with their CONTENTdm Server account user name and password. For more information about user accounts, see Working with Users. You must enable Log In for collections that contain items restricted by user name.

The permissions options also enable you to configure the credentials used by the custom page option for providing a form for end users to submit content to your collections. For the form to work, you must enter the user name and password for a user account that already exists on the CONTENTdm Server. For more information, see Managing Users. The account must at least have rights to Edit Metadata.

To configure the Log In link

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > Permissions. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings tab.)
  2. In the Enable Login box:
    • Select Yes to display the Log In/Out link and enable users to log in the CONTENTdm Server.

    • Select No to hide the Log In/Out link.

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

To configure the Web Add form credentials

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > Permissions. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Web Add Form User Name box, enter the user name of an existing CONTENTdm Server account.
  3. In the Web Add Form Password box, enter the password of the existing CONTENTdm Server account.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Publish.

 

Language

CONTENTdm provides the ability to localize the text used for website navigation, interface element labels (e.g., the Search button), and messages (e.g., confirmations and errors).  OCLC provides translations from English into the following ten languages:

  • Catalan
  • Chinese – Simplified
  • Chinese – Traditional
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Thai

These translations are included in CONTENTdm kit and do not require separate download.  You can view a demo site of these languages at http://global.contentdm.oclc.org.

The Website Configuration Tool enables you to:

  • Offer the CONTENTdm Website interface text in multiple languages by enabling and configuring a language drop-down list on the right side of the header navigation bar

  • Set the default language
  • Download the website interface language file and upload a custom language file with additional languages or your custom text

For more information about localizing, see Localizing the Website.

To configure support for multiple languages in the website interface text

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > Language. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Enable users to select language of website interface text box:
    • Check the checkbox to display the language selection drop-down list, and then define which languages display in the drop-down list:
      • In the Available Website Interface Languages box, select the languages. (This list is determined by languages included in the website interface language file; to add additional languages, you need to edit the file and upload your custom file. For more information, see Localizing the Website.)
    • Uncheck the checkbox to hide the language selection drop-down and just display the website interface text in the defined default language.
    • Confirm selection of the Default Website Interface Language. This is the language that is displayed unless the user changes the language using the drop-down list. Note: If the end user selects a language from the drop-down list, the Website will remember that language selection in a cookie.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

To configure the default website interface language

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > Language. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Default Website Interface Language box:
    • Confirm selection of the default language for your website. This is the language that is displayed unless the user changes the language using the drop-down list. (This list is determined by languages included in the website interface language file; to add additional languages, you need to edit the file and upload your custom file. For more information, see Localizing the Website.)
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Click Preview or Publish.

To download the website interface language file

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > Language. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. Click Download the current website interface language file.
  3. Save the cdm_language.xml file for review and editing using a TMX editor. For more information, see Localizing the Website.

Note: The downloaded file is the version currently displaying on your website. If you have customized this file and want to revert to the released version, you can contact support at support@oclc.org and follow the instructions for uploading below.

To upload a custom website interface language file

  1. From the Website Configuration Tool, click Tools > Language. (Confirm selection of the Global Settings or Collections tab.)
  2. In the Upload a custom website interface language file box, click Browse to locate the edited language file (for more information, see Localizing the End-user Interface).
  3. After choosing the TMX or XML file to upload, click Upload.
  4. Click Save Changes.
  5. Click Preview or Publish.