Add a feature at the top of the page

The features appear at the top of the page above the page title and content areas. If you add a single feature, the image will display to the left and text to the right. With two or more, the text appears over the image as the cursor rolls over in the desktop orientation. On a tablet, the text automatically appears over the image, as there is no rollover functionality available. And in the mobile version, the feature area disappears entirely, which is important to remember depending on what content you're including in this section.

To add a feature, click on the Add Feature button at the top of the content tab. You can enter a short Title and a small amount of text in the Description field (approximately 40 words). If you want a link, enter the Link URL (including the http://). If you want the link box to say something other than the default Read More, enter it in the Link Title field.

Upload your Image (remember, one you have legal rights to!) and the CMS will crop it to the appropriate size, 599x398 (horizontal orientation). All features must have an image, even if you are planning to use the video feature. A screen shot from the video can work fine here. Contact our office if you need help capturing a screen shot.

You can also use a video in the feature area, using either YouTube or Vimeo. We upload university-created videos to our Vimeo account to embed them cleanly on the site. If you have a video to upload, contact our office. We will make sure there are not copyright issues and get the video uploaded to the university account so we can use it on your pages.

To use a video, choose the Video Type, and then enter the Video ID. Vimeo video IDs are pretty easy to identify. YouTube IDs are a little tougher. The video ID is highlighted in the YouTube URL below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO_A8tfkPOE&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=FLBiTksTQGM8Z8THY8JP3sgw

That's where you should find the ID for the YouTube video you want to feature.