The website has a number of pre-built types of content, each with different fields and components depending on the information to be shown. For each page, you should pick the content type best suited to displaying the information you want to convey. Five content types are available to all editors with another six reserved for the operations group.

Content Types for all Web Editors

These content types are shared by all of our sites.

  • Basic Content: The most common content type provides a basic page with many component choices and a navigation menu.
  • Event: Contains date, time, and location fields used to publicize events.
  • Profile: Records contact and biography information for individuals.
  • Story: The content type for news stories.
  • Top Level: A section landing page without a navigation menu.

Content Types Reserved for the Operations Group

These are primarily pages we expect to set up once which aggregate content from other sections of the site. Some of these content types are specific to one site.

  • Area of Focus (Middlebury Institute only): Aggregates content based on a thematic tag.
  • Audience (Middlebury Institute only): Landing page for particular groups of people, like current students or alumni.
  • Center (Middlebury Institute only): A research center landing page.
  • Homepage: A version of the homepage of the website.
  • Newsroom: Allow you to aggregate news stories based on tags.
  • Program (Middlebury Institute only): An academic program landing page.

Managing the Menu, Meta Informations, and URL Address

While you manage your content in the main column of this editing page, the right column has some critical functionality that you should understand as well. There are three areas of functionality, the Menu SettingsMeta Tags, and URL Path Settings.

Screenshot of menu settings

You can learn about each of these areas in the help documents below.