Custom Post Types

News, Event, Profile, Billboard

Custom post types allow you to create a content block that can be re-used in multiple locations on your website. For example, each News post can be viewed as a single page, or can be included in highlight lists or a page of all published news posts. The News, Event and Profile posts can be used on specific page listing templates, or in highlight components. The Billboard post type is used in a specific, fixed component on most page templates.

News Posts

When you create a News post, the primary content area is the Intro text which includes optional fields for a subtitle, excerpt, author and image, as well as a required body text field. The Excerpt field allows you to indicate which write content you want to show in a listing of news, either on a News Listing page or in a Highlight News component. If you leave this field blank, the excerpt will automatically pull the first few lines of body text.

In addition, below the Intro text, you can add several additional content components: Text Block, Text Block w/ Map, Video, Jumbo Link, Link Tiles, Quote and Table. Individual News posts cannot include Billboards, however, that component is available on News Listing pages.

You can create and add categories and tags for your news posts. Assigning categories to your posts allows you to select which group of posts show on pages or in highlight components on pages.

Visitors to your website can share individual News posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and by e-mail based on which share links you enabled in your Theme Settings.

Event Posts

When you create an Event post, all fields are specific to details of the event. There are no additional components or billboards available in an individual event post.

Event fields include: date, time, location, cost, description, excerpt, file attachment, contact name, contact email, contact phone, and the ability to point to an RSVP page. The Event post type does not have RSVP function within it, however, you can point to a form within your site or an external RSVP site.

You can create and add categories and tags for your Event posts. Assigning categories to your posts allows you to select which group of posts show on pages or in highlight components on pages.

Visitors to your website can share individual Event posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr and by e-mail based on which share links you enabled in your Theme Settings.

Profile Posts

When you create a Profile post, all fields are specific to details of the Profile entry. There are no additional components or billboards available in an individual Profile post.

Profile fields include: Title, First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Credentials, Photo, Academic Title, Alternate Title, Building, Address, Email, Office Phone, TTY, Curriculum Vitae (PDF), Related Websites (3 max), About (Short Bio), Selected Grants, Selected Publications, Publication Aggregators (Max of 3), Service to the Community, Leadership in the Profession (Max of 4), Notable Honors (Max of 4), Education, Licensures & Certifications, Professional Memberships, Selected Presentations, Research Currently in Progress, Intellectual Property, Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits.

You can create and add categories and tags for your Profile posts. Assigning categories to your posts allows you to select which group of posts show on pages or in highlight components on pages.

Billboard Posts

Billboard Posts are created individually, and include a Title, which only appears in your dashboard listing of Billboard Posts, and the content fields of Link, Title and description.

To use the Billboard Posts, on pages that include the Attach Billboards content area, you can selectively add 3-4 items on a page. These posts appear at the bottom of your page’s content, just above the footer.