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Footers Tutorial

How to create customized footers in Cascade:

Use this tutorial by scrolling through the steps or clicking images or both.

  1. Here is the "generic" footer seen at the bottom of some pages: 

    The generic footer seen at the bottom of some pages
  2. Click on the Block chooser (Block icon) in Cascade Server near the JMU logo in the footer. Notice that the FOOTER_JMU region of the footer has a Block called Directory Department wired to it. Click the link to see the Block in more detail.

    Click on the Block chooser near the JMU logo in the footer. Click the link for the Directory Department Block for more detail.

    The Directory Department Block is what is used for the generic footer:  The Directory Department Block is what is used for the generic footer
  3. How is a customized footer obtained? First, set up a building for the department if one does not already exist (the building will be in /directory/buildings in Cascade if it exists). Go to New, then Administration, and select Location (Note: The screen you see may look different than the one depicted below):

    How is a customized footer obtained? <b>First,</b> set up a building for the department in /directory/buildings. Go to New, then Administration, and select Location
  4. Fill out the information in the form that comes up as shown below and click Submit. This will be the building you choose when you create a department (or when you update a department).

    Fill out the form and click Submit. This will be the building you choose when you create/update a department.
  5. Next, you need a department. If you already have a department set up in Cascade, you have to ensure it is wired to the page's FOOTER_JMU region. To change this region, edit the page, click Configurations and click on the Block chooser (Block icon) next to FOOTER_JMU. Do this also for the FOOTER_CONTACT_BTN region if a specific departmental e-mail address is specified in the department (as opposed to the generic webmaster@jmu.edu).

    Wire the department Block to the page's FOOTER_JMU and FOOTER_CONTACT_BTN (if using specific e-mail address) regions (see below):<br /><span style='background-color:black;padding:5px;text-align:center;border:3px solid white'>Edit the page, click  Configurations and click on the Block choosers next to these regions.</span>
  6. If a department does not yet exist, then create one by going to New, Content, Directory Department:

    If a department does not yet exist, then create one by going to New, Content, Directory Department
  7. Fill out the information in the form as shown below, changing the name from Directory Department to the name of your department.

    Fill out the form, changing the name from Directory Department to the name of your department.
  8. Also choose the building that was created earlier if it did not already exist in Cascade. Then, click Submit.

    Also choose the building that was created earlier if it did not already exist in Cascade.  Then, click Submit.
  9. Admissions, for example, would look like the picture below. Notice that the building SONH either existed or was created per the earlier steps and selected for this department. The footer address is customized when this Block is assigned to the FOOTER_JMU region of the page. Also take notice of the customized departmental e-mail address that will be used if the department Block is assigned to the FOOTER_CONTACT_BTN region of the page.

    Admissions, for example, would look like this. Notice the building SONH and the customized e-mail address.
  10. Finally, wire the departmental Block to the appropriate region in the page. Click here for help with that step.