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Find information on the UMMS Content Management System, Episerver. Learn how to populate your web pages, read about bugs, and new or updated functionality.

Using the Hero Video Block in EPiServer

Posted On: May 5, 2021

The Hero video block allows a video to be used as a hero on the web page. This block also allows for a dropdown list of links to be centered over the video.

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Forms Retention Policy

Posted On: Mar 25, 2021

Setting a retention policy on your forms allows you to control how long form submissions are stored in the CMS. The retention policy is set per form allowing you to have different retention policies. Retention policies can be set separately for finalized form submissions and for partially submitted form data.

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Generic Block

Posted On: Sep 17, 2020

A Generic Block is the most basic and versitile block. It allows for content to be positioned anywhere on your page (any drop block area) and can be re-used on as many pages as you wish. Blocks can be shared with other sites as well.


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Event Brite Listing Block

Posted On: May 14, 2020

The Eventbrite Listing Block is used to list events that have been created in EventBrite which is a third-party platform for creating and managing events. The block is very easy to set up allowing editors to set the number of events to display, as well as link to a page listing all events. 

Eventbrite is free to use if you are running a free event. On our intranet, you will find information on how to create an EventBrite account, additional information on settng up events that require payment, managing events and then creating the Episerver block to display your events.

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Accordion Block

Posted On: Jul 17, 2019

An Accordion Block allows you to add interactive content to your page as well as adding a lot of content in a smaller vertical space. The first item will of your list will display while the following items will be hidden with a "+" icon noting these items can be expanded. Upon expanding another item, the items that is open will now close so only 1 item displays at a time.

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Horizontal Full Width Block

Posted On: Jun 12, 2019

This block is a container for other blocks which allows you to set a background color that extends the full width of the browser. This can be used to help break up the layout and highlight your information.

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Posted On: Apr 23, 2019

Links to developer and user guides to help with devloping and certification

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Searchable Blocks in Find

Posted On: Apr 23, 2019

Make blocks searchable in Episerver FIND

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Things to think about - Block rendering practices

Posted On: Apr 23, 2019

Block rendering practices: Content Area Renderers, DisplayTemplates and PropertyFor and Display Options.

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week 17 04-21-19

Posted On: Apr 21, 2019
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