Biographical Supplement

Biographical Supplement

Description: Similar to a Content Link, the Biographical Supplement differs because it is used to create an external reference to a piece of content pertaining to a specific person.

Fields: The main fields available to a Biographical Supplement the Title, the Title suffix, the Link, the Summary, the Directory Entry Reference and the Primary Image. For a more detailed explanation on all these and other fields available to a Biographical Supplement, refer to Appendix.

Example: The rendering is the same as the Content Link, except that the title displayed on the page will not be taken from the Title field. Instead, the title will take the form of “Last name, First Name - Title suffix”. See the example provided in Content Link for details.

Special Note: As our support for content snippets improves, the use of the Biographical Supplement will be deprecated in favor of a Bio Supplement Snippet in the future.

Appendix

The appendices below deal with all the different fields available to the nodes and content snippets described in "Understanding our pages and the elements that compose them ". The “Translatable?” column refers to whether a field requires both English and French content.

Field NameDescriptionTranslatable?

Title (*Required)

The title of your piece of content.

Yes

Title Suffix

Defines a suffix to be attached to the generated titles. The beginning of the title will usually be the person’s name, which is referenced in the Directory Entry Reference field below.

Yes

Path

The URL where people will be able to view this piece of content.

Yes

Link (*Required)

This is where you specify the URL of the external content. If the content does not fall under the uottawa.ca domain, you should check the “Open URL in a new window” option.

Yes

Summary

A brief summary of your piece of content meant to be displayed within teasers on landing pages.

Yes

Primary Image

You may attach to this field an image that will be used within teasers on landing pages. You also have the option to display this image within the content itself by checking the option.

No

Directory Entry Reference (*Required)

A reference to the person’s to which the article relates to.

No

Department (Added by Faculty app)

The academic department to which the article relates to. This can be different than the department which the person belongs to.

No

Content Groups

This is a list of terms to which your piece of content may belong. Most of these terms are associated with distinct parts of your site so be careful which terms you select.

No

Biographical Groups

This is a list of terms to which your piece of content may belong, reserved for biographical type content. Most of these terms are associated with distinct parts of your site so be careful which terms you select.

No

Tags

This field allows you to tag your content. This may be used in the future to enhance the search capabilities of every site.

No

Published Timeframe

If you have time sensitive content, you may use this field to set a publish and unpublish date and time. Note that there will be a delay between the time you unpublish content in the backend and when that content will become unviewable by the public.

No

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