How to create a site-wide sidebar
To create a side-wide sidebar, you must have site admin privileges. If you do not have site admin privileges, contact EDEN-Help@nau.edu and they will create the side-wide sidebar for you.
Creating a site-wide sidebar
- To create a
site-wide sidebar, navigate through the CMS folder structure to the site in
which the sidebar is to be placed. Select “New” on the toolbar at the top of
the page, hover over the “Smartform” button, then select “Sidebar” as shown.
- Add the
sidebar’s title, heading, and content in their respective areas the same way
you would add content to a normal page. When you are done, select the “Publish”
button located in the toolbar at the top of the page.
Attaching site-wide sidebar to Page Layout
- Navigate to your page layout. Directions to locate it are:
- Go to your "_Admin" folder.
- Select your "_Layout" folder.
- Click on page layout titled "default layout".
- Click on the "Edit page layout" icon, the second from the left.
- Select the arrows on the bottom of the blue bar located at the top
of the page.
- Click and
hold the box entitled “Sitewide Sidebar” and drag it to the right side of the
Make sure to place the box above the “Secondary Content” slots as shown. The
box just placed will be entitled “Content Block Widget.”
- Select the
“Edit” button (the pencil icon) to link in the sidebar.
- A box titled
“Editing Widget” will pop up. Navigate to the folder in which the sidebar is
located and select “Save.”
The sidebar will now be placed site-wide with the title, heading, and content
input into the “Sidebar Smartform.”
the Page Layout by selecting “File” then “Publish” in
the blue bar at the top of the page.