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Anatomy of a page

The standard SU page breaks down into three main areas:

  1. The site menu at the left
  2. The page header (and meta data)
  3. The page content (page text blocks and badge menu)

The site menu is made up of the Site Menu Display Name (pulled from the display name of the site or sub-site folder or the display name for the menu if present), Menu Navigation Groups (white text on maroon background), and Menu Navigation Items. Beyond the standard menu, we have three types of specialty menus available: fly out, accordion, and toggle. These menus are reserved for sites with a need for many navigation groups and items. Please enter a work request if you feel you need a specialty menu. To learn how to edit your site menu, see the Edit your site menu "How-to" topic.

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2. Page header

The Page header contains the headings for a page and the option to add a red back button in the top right corner of the page content area.

Page heading text (h1) - Is the largest text in the page content area and the first text in the area. 
L ,C, R - is used to align the heading text. There are 3 options Left, Center, and Right.

Page heading text (h2) - Is a sub heading and is directly under the h1. 
L ,C, R - is used to align the heading text. There are 3 options Left, Center, and Right.

Include Back Button - Checking this checkbox will add a red back button aligned on the right hand side inline with the h1
Back Button URL - This will allow you to specify where the back button should take a user when clicked.
Include "Add This" button - Adds social media buttons to make this page sharable to the respective social media apps.

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Image: Page heading fields
Page heading fields in CMS - Screenshot

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3. Page content

The page content (page text blocks and badge menu) contains the bulk of your content and is made up of Page text Blocks and an optional badge box.

Header (anchor) - This is the title of the page block (heading of a section of text/content)
Heading size - This is the size of the page block heading. h1 is the largest and h6 is the smallest "none" can be selected if you don't want the header to show.
L, C, R - will allow you align the page block header Left, Center, or Right.

Chooser - Allows you to choose how content is entered into the page block. Normally it should be WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get). WYSIWYG allows you to edit content similarly to using a word processor.

Text (if using WYSIWYG) - This is a word processer type box which allows you to edit content. See using the WYSIWYG for more info

Include back-to-top link - Selecting yes for this will add a link at the bottom of the page block which will add a link to the top of the current page.

Select break - Selecting "back to the top" will add link at the bottom of the page content just as the button above does. Selecting "hard break" will add space between this page block and the next content on the page.

Enable/Expire content - These two fields allow a user to specify a date and time for either content to appear on the site or be removed from the site. This is done automatically but the content is retained and can be reused.

Image: Top half of page text block fields
Top half of page text-block fields in CMS  - Screenshot

Image: Bottom half page text blocks fields
Bottom half fields of page text block in CMS -Screenshot

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