Site Settings

Overview

Several panels are available when creating a new site or editing an existing site record. The new site record for the site can be created by clicking the New button on the Sites screen or by using the Clone feature from the Actions menu on the Sites screen. The panels that are available are shown on the New Site left navigation menu.

Site Settings Left Navigation

The UUID and public key are generated after the site record is initially saved, and the Auxiliary Site settings become available after the site record is saved.

The site record for a site can be edited from the Sites list view by clicking the linked site name or Edit icon. Required fields are shown in bold on-screen, and if the information is not entered the required items are indicated in red.

Required Fields in New Site Setup

Site Record

The following headings provide a brief overview about the panels of settings available for the site record both during new site setup and when editing an existing site. Each heading includes links to more information on other support site pages.

Site Information

The Site Information panel allows the administrator to provide a friendly site name for the new site. The Site Name is shown in the Sites list view and the Sites drop-down when choosing a different site (if more than one site is available in the account). The UUID and Public Key is automatically generated for the site once it has been created and that information is shown in this panel.

For more information, visit the Site Information page.

Production Server FTP Settings

The Production Server FTP Settings panel includes several configuration items that determine the proper communication with the production server. This is important for publishing and it also sets up the main images folder, identifies where the images and identifies the location of the templates. The initial access group for the site may be specified and the HTTP root defined.

For more information, visit the Production Server FTP Settings page.

DirectEdit Button

The DirectEdit Button panel helps define the type of button and the button code to place a DirectEdit link on editable pages for the site.

For more information, visit the page about the DirectEdit Button.

Site Preferences

The Site Preferences panel allows an administrator to define the location of the Recycle Bin for the site, set a time zone and locale, and determine if a group can be restricted to view only assets available on the current site. The time zone set here will override the value set at the account level; individual users’ time zone setting will override both the site and account setting. Locale is used to to define the appropriate regional language and date/time format. Access to assets may be restricted from this panel by selecting a Local Assets Group, which defines which group can access the assets for only this site and not for the entire account.

For more information, visit the Site Preferences page.

Publish Settings

The Publish Settings panel can be used to force Final Check at the time of content publish, define default text for tweets and wall posts that overrides the same setting at the account level and may be overridden at the time of publish, and to remove OU tags at the time of publish.

For more information, visit the Publish Settings page.

WYSIWYG Editor

The WYSIWYG Editor panel allows an administrator to define attributes of the WYSIWYG Editor. These include enabling HTML5 Schema, defining the URL Type, configuring Decorative Images, disabling image resizing and/or image alignment, and assigning a toolbar for the site.

For more information, visit the WYSIWYG Editor page.

File Naming

The File Naming panel defines rules for naming pages and folders in the site. The Test Regex field becomes available after entering text in the File Name Regex field. A regular expression, or regex, can be set and described, and the allowance of uppercase may be set for folders only. A commonly used regex allows for lowercase letters, numbers, hyphens, underscores, and periods. It is formatted like this:

[a-z0-9\-_.]*

For more information, visit the File Naming page.

Binary File Naming

The Binary File Naming panel defines rules for naming binary files uploaded to the site. The Test Regex field becomes available after entering text in the File Name Regex field. A regex can be set and described. A commonly used regex allows for lowercase letters, numbers, hyphens, underscores, and periods. It is formatted like this:

[a-z0-9\-_.]*

For more information, visit the Binary File Naming page.

Upload Limits

The Upload Limits panel allows administrators to set file size limits for different types of files uploaded into OU Campus. Administrators can set separate values for text-based files, image files, and other binary files. Leaving a value blank will not set a limit for that group of file types. Level 9 and 10 administrators will be able to supersede these upload limits.

For more information, visit the Upload Limits page.

LDP Settings

The LDP Settings are used for the Live Delivery Platform (LDP) optional module. This includes for the use of LDP Managed Forms and LDP Image Galleries. Each site on which forms are to be placed must be registered with the Server-Side Module (SSM). Each site for which LDP Image Galleries are to be used requires a directory to be configured in which the images are stored. 

Note: Live Delivery Platform is an optional set of features in OU Campus. Please contact the university’s designated OmniUpdate Sales Director for details.

For more information, visit LDP Settings.

Auxiliary Sites

Auxiliary sites can be added and configured at the account or site level. When auxiliary sites are added at the account level and not for each individual site, then all configured auxiliary sites are available to all sites.

For additional information, visit the Auxiliary Sites page.

Publish Targets allows for additional production servers to be added for the site. When configured, users can choose which production target to which a page should be published. Users can also upload, compare, and preview pages in different publish targets. An alternative publish target can be chosen in the WYSIWYG Editor when inserting links, images, and other media. In addition, Dependency Manager continues to ensure that links are always up to date, even across alternative publish targets.

For additional information, see the Publish Targets page.

Optional Features

If available, optional features may be enabled for the site, which include Find and Replace, Quick Search, Dependency Manager, Binary Management, and WebDAV. 

For more information, visit the Optional Features page.

Resource Sharing

Certain content resources are shared at different levels within the OU Campus CMS. For example, toolbar assignments apply at the site level. Page templates, on the other hand, are shared at the skin level.

Element Skin Account Site
New Page Templates X X X
Users   X X
User Groups   X X
Template Groups     X
XSL Templates   X X
Assets   X X
Dependency Tags   X X
Snippets     X
RSS Feeds     X
Toolbars     X
Social Media Accounts     X