Managing a Second-Level Landing Page

Default Pages

Left Panel – Default Page of the Folder

  • Log in and navigate to the department landing page you want to edit.
  • Identify default page for left panel:
    • Click the “Contents” tab.
    • Item with red box is the default item.
    • To change the default page of a folder, view the folder you want to change by clicking the “View” tab. Next, click the “Display” drop-down menu, then choose “Change content item as default view.”
    • A window will pop up where you can click the radio button of the page you want to be the default page. The default page will then be changed.

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Editing the Left Panel

  • To edit the left panel content, locate it in the contents by using the instructions above (Default pages) or click the “Edit” tab while viewing your department landing page. This will take you to the editor for the left panel page.
  • Edit page as normally, click “Save” when finished.
  • DO NOT make a private page the default page of a published folder. Wait until the page is published, then make it the default page.

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Right Panel

  • Log in and go to the department landing page you want to edit.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the green “Edit Homepage Elements” box to view right side panel.
  • Another way to reach this page is by clicking the "Contents" tab and locating the "Home Page Elements" folder.
  • Click on the "Right Side Panel" folder to edit. Edit page as normally, click "Save" when finished.
  • Make sure the page you want to appear as the right side panel is the default page for the “right side panel” folder by checking for the red box. Otherwise, the right side panel may appear empty.
  • To change the default page of the right side panel, click on the “View” tab of the right side panel folder. Next, click the “Display” drop-down menu, then choose “Change content item as default view.” A window will pop up where you can click the radio button of the page you want to be the default page. The default page will then be changed.
  • If adding a new page, click the “Add new…” dropdown menu, then select “Page.” Edit page as normally, click “Save” when finished.
  • Ensure page is published by checking the “State” dropdown menu. The bar containing the editor tabs and dropdown menus will be red if the page is private; yellow if submitted for publication; and green when published. If not published, click “Submit for Publication.” The page will be published once approved.
  • DO NOT make a private page the default page of a published folder. Wait until the page is published, then make it the default page.

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Feature Boxes

  • Log in and go to the department landing page you want to edit.
  • Click the green “Edit Homepage Elements” button to view feature boxes.
  • Another way to reach this page is by clicking the “Contents” tab and locating the “Home Page Elements” folder.
  • Click on the “Feature Boxes” folder to edit.
  • This is the “All Content” Display view. Just as the name suggests, it will show you all content in each of the pages that will fill the content boxes.
  • Select a feature box to edit by clicking on the titles.
  • Click edit to access the normal web editor.
  • Click “Save” when finished.
  • If you want to change an icon, contact the Director of Communications to review choices.
  • If you want to add a new feature box, click “Add new…”, then select “Feature Box” Edit page as normally.
  • Complete the summary to see text above the rule in the feature box.
  • For the Button URL, paste in a URL on the College of Education site that has everything starting after the slash after psu.edu. Example: /eps/edthp/admissions-and-financial-aid
  • Click “Save” when finished.
  • Ensure feature box is published by checking the "State" dropdown menu. The bar containing the editor tabs and dropdown menus will be red if the page is private; yellow if submitted for publication; and green when published. If not published, click "Submit for Publication." The page will be published once approved.
  • To make feature box appear on department landing page:
    • Check first to make sure all are published.
    • Move to the feature box folder and click on “Contents.”
    • The boxes that display have to have the short names "left", "center", and "right." Change short names as needed or contact the Director of Communications for assistance.

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Secondary Navigation

  • Log in and go to the department landing page you want to edit.
  • Click the green “Edit Homepage Elements” button.
  • Another way to reach this page is by clicking the “Contents” tab and locating the “Home Page Elements” folder.
  • Click on Secondary Top Navigation.
  • To edit a link, click on one of the links in the table.
  • Click edit.
  • Change the title.
  • Change the link. Make sure the link has everything after psu.edu starting with the slash. Example:  /eps/edthp/admissions-and-financial-aid
  • DO NOT include “secure.ed.psu.edu” in the link because doing this will force people to login to the site to see the page.
  • Save the page.
  • To add a new link, go to “Add New” and select "Link.”
  • Add a title and description to the page. The title will appear as the name of the link on the navigation.
  • Add the URL for the page to which you want to link. If it is an internal link, remove the beginning part of the link, https://secure.ed.psu.edu and make sure the link contains everything after “psu.edu” starting with the slash. Example: /eps/edthp/admissions-and-financial-aid
  • DO NOT add a link with "secure.ed.psu.edu" in it because doing this will force people to login to the site to see the page.
  • Save the page.
  • The links will appear in the same order as they are on the Contents view of the Secondary Top Navigation folder. To reorder the links, click and hold the button with dots on it. This will select the link you want to move. Drag the link to the desired location, and let go of the mouse.

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Updated June 10, 2016