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UChicago Sites - FAQ
This article provides answers to frequently asked questions about UChicago Sites.
Beginning July 2014, we charge an annual hosting fee of $500 for UChicago Sites.
How do I change the order of my homepage features? How many homepage features can I have on my site?
Homepage features are displayed in descending order based on the date the feature was created. Only the latest five published features are displayed. To change the create date for a feature, change the Authored on field in the Authoring information section at the bottom of the feature's edit screen:
To ensure that a particular feature is always displayed first, check off the Sticky at top of lists box in the Promotion settings section at the bottom of the feature's edit screen:
Editors can embed YouTube or Vimeo videos in any text area. To insert a video, place your cursor where you want to insert the video and then click the video icon in the editor toolbar:
On the insert screen, enter the URL of the video you want to embed. You can find the URL by going directly to the YouTube or Vimeo page for the video. The URL should be in one of the following formats:
You may optionally enter a width and height, or click Insert to accept the default dimensions (452 x 284 pixels).
For performance reasons, your site caches content for up to ten minutes. Although you should not notice any delays to updates while signed in to your site, users who are not signed in as editors may not see your updates for a few minutes. To force your content to refresh immediately, click on the Flush caches link in your site's toolbar.
You can create your own account with Google Analytics and add your account information to your site in the Configuration screen. Watch a short video to see how to add Google Analytics
How do I restrict a page so that visitors must sign in with their CNetID and password to view the content?
On any basic page, news article, or webform, click the Access Control tab, uncheck the box for Anonymous visitors, and click Submit.
IMPORTANT: Although the content of a page restricted to CNet users only can not be viewed by anonymous visitors, any files you upload and link to from this page are not protected in the same manner. Uploaded files can always be viewed by anyone with a direct link to the file. If you need a secure place to store files, consider uploading them to Box.com instead.
To collapse content, surround it with [collapsed]...[/collapse] tags as shown below:
The result looks like this, where clicking on the title reveals the collapsed text: