Silva CMS: manage the template (UCL attributes)
The UCL Corporate Identity template is configurable in Silva.
It allows you to choose from a range of properties that will affect the layout and look of your web pages e.g. you can change the colour of the banner.
You can change these properties in the UCL Attributes object (orange and black icon), found at the root of your site.
Sometimes there is more than one UCL Attributes object on a Silva site e.g. there might be one inside a folder - this will be because different properties are required within that folder from the rest of the website.
This guide is aimed at...
- IT Administrators
Before you start...
You will need to have Chief Editor, Editor or Author access in Silva;
You will need to have attended Silva training.
- Avoid using Internet Explorer when editing;
- Log on to the relevant website by adding /edit at the end of the web address or clicking on the small cross at the bottom of the page.
The properties to choose from are as follows:
|Title||Title of website||Leave as is||Text box||Any|
|Website Name||Name of website||Will appear in CAPITALS|
It's the <h1> of the website so very important for SEO!
|Website Name Colour||Colour of the website name||Leave as is||Drop-down||White or blue|
|Additional Name||Sub-name of website||e.g. Centre of excellence since 2012||Text box||Any|
|Additional Name Colour||Colour of sub-name of website||Leave as is||Drop-down||White or blue|
|Banner||Colour of the banner||Choose your colour but NOT Seraus, Qatar or Ifwh or SLMS (unless part of SLMS)||Drop-down||Range|
|Menu-type||Choice of menus that can list files position in relation to other documents in the structure of the website||Leave as is or discuss with WAMS first!||Drop-down||Range|
|Number of columns||Choice of two or three column set-up||Make your choice.||Drop-down||2/3 column layout|
|Hidden Object IDs||Define documents NOT to be listed in the left hand menu||Leave as is||Text box.|
Items separated by a space
|Include left-column||Opportunity to include content in the left-hand column. This content must be given the id "index_left"||Make your choice.||Drop-down||Yes/no|
|Include right-column||Opportunity to include content in the right-hand column. This content must be given the id "index_right"||Make your choice.||Drop-down||Yes/no|
|Display last modified info with author||Shows 'last modified by Joe Bloggs on January 1st, 2013"||Make your choice.||Tick box||Yes/no|
|Display last modified info without author||Shows 'last modified on January 1st, 2013"||Make your choice.||Tick box||Yes/no|
|Display Accessibility Toolbar||Provides users with option to display website with high contrast||Good to have.||Tick box||Yes/no|
|Display Text Resizer Buttons||Provides users with ability to resize text by clicking on letter A||Don't use, it's not used.||Tick box||Yes/no|
|Remove left-hand menu||Only relevant if you are using top-navigation and no left-hand navigation||We encourage the use of left-hand nav for non-responsive sites.|
|Insert Dept Contacts Footer||Using a Silva document with the id 'contacts' allows you to add an extra footer on every page.|
NB It takes up a lot of space!
|Make your choice.|
|Display top navigation||Only relevant in the CI template and if you need top-navigation||See comment about left-hand nav. above.||Tick box||Yes/no|
|Google Analytics Tracker Code||Place the tracker code you receive when signing up for Google Analytics here, wait 48 hours and start looking at your stats||Absolutely vital to have GA set up.||Text box||Number|
- Ensure you are in editing mode and at the root of your site;
- Click on the UCL Attributes object;
- Scroll down to find which attribute needs changing;
- Tick or untick the relevant box(es);
- Save and publish.
Help & Support
If you are looking to make a right-hand column
For further help and assistance you will need to contact email@example.com