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Resource Directory Section

The resource directory section allows you to create a custom, searchable index of resources for your area, filterable by the categories you pre-define.

Detail Pages

Built and managed similarly to the profile directory, this tool allows you to create individual detail pages for each resource. The detail page is structured so users will be able to find the same information for all resources. There are open, editable regions for additional information, customizable for your specific needs. These pages can also include banners and callouts. 

Detail pages can be tagged with unit-specific tags. These tags are typically departments, centers or programs within your unit. Tagging profile pages will allow you to segment your profile pages by department and display them in various ways across your site using the resource directory feeds. 

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    Detail page elements include:

    • Banner: optional and includes all the standard banner options
    • Resource Name: serves as your page title
    • Structured Info: taken from form fields in the CMS this information includes things like for contact information, brief description, and naming directors and faculty and staff. 
    • Unstructured Info: optional content region where you can add content as needed including any of the the main content snippets
    • Callout Column: optional column to add callout snippets for visuals or related information
  • Screenshot of a resource directory detail website page showing the template with a banner image, structured data and an open area with text and an expand and collapse.
     
Best practice

Consistency

Although part of this page is free-form, your team should decide on a consistent approach to be applied across the entire directory.

 

Resource Directory Listing Page

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    The resource directory listing page is automatically built by pulling in information from the detail pages within the resource directory section. The information from the detail pages is compiled into a data table with sortable columns, a way to filter the content and a dropdown list of the departments tagged within the profile pages.

    You can choose how many columns to display, up to four, and what content to pull to completely customize this page to suit your needs.  Because this page is automatically built for you, changes to the content within the table must be made by editing the underlying detail pages.

  • Screenshot of a resource directory web page showing a table with lots of rows and information including name, director and area columns.
     

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