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

  1. 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.
    new sidebar 
  2. 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.  publish icon 

Attaching site-wide sidebar to Page Layout

  1. Navigate to your page layout. Directions to locate it are:
    1. Go to your "_Admin" folder.
    2. Select your "_Layout" folder.
    3. Click on page layout titled "default layout".
    4. Click on the "Edit page layout" icon, the second from the left.
  2. Select the arrows on the bottom of the blue bar located at the top of the page.
    blue bar arrows 
  3. Click and hold the box entitled “Sitewide Sidebar” and drag it to the right side of the page.
    sitewide sidebar
    Make sure to place the box above the “Secondary Content” slots as shown. The box just placed will be entitled “Content Block Widget.”
    content block widget 
  4. Select the “Edit” button (the pencil icon) to link in the sidebar.
    pencil edit 
  5. A box titled “Editing Widget” will pop up. Navigate to the folder in which the sidebar is located and select “Save.”
    nav to sidebar
    The sidebar will now be placed site-wide with the title, heading, and content input into the “Sidebar Smartform.”
    sample sidebar 
  6. Publish the Page Layout by selecting “File” then “Publish” in the blue bar at the top of the page.
    file publish 


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