In this section, we go through the basic settings that you usually only need to keep in mind when setting up a brand new website. But it is also good for you who take over the responsibility for an existing website to know how these settings work. Of course, you can also go back and make changes if needed.
The settings apply, among other things, to various fixed parts in the web template that give the website a basic appearance that reappears on all pages.
For example, we look at how to create the site's footer, a place at the bottom of the web template that is used for, among other things, contact information.
The basic settings can be found mainly under Settings > Manage site information.
To change basic settings for a website, you must be logged in with the "site admin" permission. Then select Settings> Manage Site Information> Website Settings.
The title and sub title of the website are indicated in the top two fields. The title can, for example, be the name of an department, while the sub title indicates which faculty the department belongs to.
The next field indicates which landing page should be the website's home page. It is possible to create as many landing pages as you like, but here you choose the one you actually want to appear when someone visits your site. This is an active search field, so search for the name of your desired homepage here.
Under Settings there are two checkboxes with choices that you need to decide on.
- Using the first check box, select whether the link to Lund University's main site lu.se should be visible at the top left of the shortcut menu. (If you have an English external website, it links instead to lunduniversity.se, if you have an internal website, the link goes to the Employee Web and if you have an internal English website, the link goes to Staff Pages instead.)
- The second check box, "Enable top news", is about how you want to manage the news on your website. If you check it, you can select a main news item editorially and highlight it a little extra. If you leave the box without a cross, the latest news will simply appear first in the news list.
Header Menu Settings
The next option under "Manage Site Information" is "Header Menu Settings". Here you can return when the menu is in place, and decide if you want "Elevated Menu Links" activated or not.
It's about the mobile mode where the main menu becomes a small "hamburger" (three horizontal bars below each other) out at the edge.
If you have Elevated Menu Links activated, you can enter a maximum of three menu links that you especially want to highlight. They can then be accessed without having to look through the hamburger menu.
If your website is in another language, enter the link to the other site here. In the top field you enter the url, in the bottom a link text. Feel free to follow the recommendation below the field to create consistency between our websites.
Under the menu option Footer information, select what to be displayed in the footer information fields. At the far left is a logo, but then comes Left Footer Information and Right Footer Information. Both have a field for headings and one for body text.
Left Footer Information should be used for contact information. Enter the company's contact information under Body, and possibly an appropriate heading (for example "Contact Information"), under Title.
Right Footer Information works the same way. Here it is recommended that you add a link to the mandatory accessibility statement. An appropriate heading for Right Footer Information is "Shortcuts".
Extra footer information
Under Extra Footer Information, you can specify up to five different partners for your business. Remember that Extra footer information is only displayed if Footer menus are set to "enabled"!
Under "Block title", enter a heading, such as "Network", "Our partners" etc.
Then open the different fields under "Logotypes" and fill them in. The title you fill in under "Title" becomes alt-text for the image, which is important from an accessibility point of view. Under URL, fill in where the link leads, for example the partner's website.
The logo for the website should preferably be an image in vector format (svg graphics). You upload it under "Upload a new logo". It is then the internal Drupal path to the uploaded image that will be displayed in the field "Path to logo".
Social Media Links
If your business has social media channels, you can enter links to them under Settings> Manage Site Information> Social Media Links. Here are ready-made fields for the most common social media.
Under URL, enter the address of your business channel in each social medium.
What you type under Title does not appear on the page in a regular browser, but a screen reader picks it up, so it is needed for accessibility reasons.
You do not need to find icons to use yourself - they are predefined in the template.
If you have any questions, please contact Servicedesk.
E-mail: servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
Always enter the URL of the website or page to which the case concerns.