The Technology Division has been training Program and Departmental representatives to work on the redesigned CCSF web site (also known as the Content Management System or CMS). These sessions continue: Look for them on the Training Calendar. For information including:
- go to the TLC's CMS information pages.
CCSF Web Site (CMS)
You can display a Google Calendar in a CMS web page. Here's an example.
To display the calendar, you'll need to copy some code that Google posts explicitly for this into a special CMS component: the snippet. So, the first thing you'll need to do is make sure that you get the snippet component in the page where you want the calendar to display.
First, go the CMS page where you want the calendar to go. Since the calendar takes a fair amount of space, you'll need to use a template with one or two columns - not three, which squeezes a calendar into a hard-to-read space.Copy the address of the page from the address bar and email it to a CMS admin: either Joe Jah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Wendy fong (email@example.com) and ask for the snippet component to be added to that page.
Open your Google Calendar and click Setting. Click the Calendar tab and click the name of the calendar that you want:
The settings for that calendar open up.
Scroll down to the Embed code section.
Place your cursor inside the Embed Code window:
Right-click (Control-click on the Mac) and choose Select All
Back in your CMS page, add the snippet component where you want the calendar to appear.
Edit the snippet and Paste the embed code into it: Right-click (Control-click on the Mac) and choose Paste.
When you OK to save the code in the snippet, the calendar appears.
Now whenever you edit that calendar in your Google account, the result will appear immediately in your CMS page.
When you create a new page in your site, you must choose a template. This is important, because changing templates once your page is created may mean recreating the page - it's not a click-here-to-change operation. So here are some general comments on templates:
The most useful template: Department 3-column. This provides:
A two-page pdf with answers to the most common questions returning users have when coming back to edit is the Quick RE-Start document. It reminds (and updates) you on:
For more detailed information you can consult the page with a complete listing of all documents pertaining to editing the CCSF web site.
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