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Source Code Assets

Use source code assets to enter source code or scripts such as JavaScript or PHP into a page. Because OU Campus uses XML/XSL to render pages, source code assets must have valid XML syntax to avoid causing errors when placed on pages.

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  1. Navigate to Content > Assets.
  2. Click +New.
  3. Click Source Code.
  4. Type an asset name.
    • Description and tags are optional, but tags can make it easier to find when searching for an asset to place on a page.
    • Select "Lock to site" checkbox to prevent use on different sites.
  5. Set access settings for the asset if desired.
  6. Write the asset content in the mini-source code editor.
  7. Click Create.

Your asset is now available for use on pages, but must be published before it appears on any live web pages.

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Create a source code asset using any programming language as long as it is valid XML, or the page won't render correctly.

Note: Boolean attributes, or attributes that don't have a value assigned, are not valid XML. For these attribute types, add the attribute name as the value, e.g., <script async></script> should be written as <script async="async"></script>. All "&" must be encoded as well. 

A common use for source code assets is inserting a news or events feed into a page.

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Edit an existing source code asset, as follows:

  1. Navigate to Content Assets.
  2. Click on the name of the asset you want to edit.
  3. Check out the asset. 
  4. Click Edit in the page actions toolbar.
  5. Edit the source code.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Publish the asset for your changes to appear on the live website.