Following the CMS updates on 10/27/10, the Contact Information plugin is available for all CMS sites. The following is the FAQ section of the post from 10/27:
What is the Contact plugin?
The Contact plugin is a user interface that allows you to enter the contact information for your site once, and have it appear on all of the pages of the site. It includes areas for email, phone, fax, and two customizable information areas. In addition, you can show links to your social media areas at the bottom, as icons.
- http://cms.skidmore.edu/career/ — Career Services
- http://cms.skidmore.edu/admissions/ — Admissions
- http://cms.skidmore.edu/advising/ — Academic Advising
- http://cms.skidmore.edu/ocse/ — Off-Campus Studies & Exchanges
What are the features of the Contact plugin?
With the Contact plugin, you will only be putting in the contact information once, and will have it displayed on every page of your site. This saves a great deal of time when information needs to be changed! From user feedback, a few features due to be added are a Preview button, and the ability to re-sort the order of the information blocks. The plugin includes standard icons for the social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) so that users don’t have to create their own. You can also have a different address display for different folders in your website, if you have folders for different individual programs/offerings.
The contact information will appear on every page of your site (or subsite). Updates are not instant – it will take a few hours for your changes to process through the server, due to resource caching. You may only show one link per social media type (1 Facebook profile, etc.)
I like this! How do I get the Contact plugin?
You will need to contact fill out the web contact form (https://cms.skidmore.edu/help/contact.cfm) to ask for a place in the schedule for having the script installed. Once it is installed, you will be able to edit the information in your Contact area yourself.
What if I don’t like the way the Contact plugin looks?
No one is required to use the Contact plugin, it’s a tool provided for your convenience. You can choose to continue editing your Contact Information blocks manually.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Web team.
Web Development Coordinator