Creating Generic Pages
What is a Generic Page?
A generic page provides a standard layout that is appropriate for the majority of your TeamSite content. You have the ability to use sidebar elements and body elements. The generic page will include the default University of Michigan-Flint top, as well as the left-side navigation.
How to create a generic page
- Click on "File" and then "New Form Entry".
- Select "generic" from the "Select a form" options window that appears, it will be listed under "umflint".
- The generic form will appear. (see below for example).
- Fill in all of the required pieces of information.
- Page Title: Whatever you enter in this box will be displayed at the top of the browser window in the title bar. (in the above image "Interwoven ContentCenter" is in the title bar)
**Please Note: Before filling in the "Navigation" section (the "Navigation Title" and the "Parent Page") review the "To Go Live or Not to Go Live: How do I control it?" section of the Web Guide for tips on hiding pages before you're ready for the general public to be able to access them.
- Navigation Title: This title will be displayed in the left hand navigation.
- Parent Page: Use the browse button next to the text box to select the "parent" page for the new page. If this page is linked directly to the index page, then the parent page will be the index page.
For more details on the Navigation Title and Parent Page, please refer to the "Working with the Navigational File" tutorial
- If you do not want this page to be displayed in the navigational menu on the left, make sure to check the "Show only in Breadcrumb Trail" box, which is outlined in the image above in green.
- Themes: If you want a different look than the default CMS, select one of the available themes. For a sample of the themes, refer to the "The University Website User Interface Elements" page.
- Add body elements using the "+" button outlined in red. As you add each block make sure to fill in all required fields (those marked with "*"). For a sample of the elements, refer to the "The University Website User Interface Elements" page. For more information on how elements will display refer to the "TeamSite User Interface" tutorial.
- Add any sidebar elements by using the "+" button outlined in blue. As you add each sidebar element make sure to fill in all required fields (those marked with "*").