Unit Configuration

The Unit Configuration page allows you to edit different aspects of your website, including the unit header, which is the banner at the top of your site, and information in the footer at the bottom of your site. See below for examples of both a unit header and footer. 

Screenshot of a unit header
Screenshot of a unit header
Screenshot of a unit footer
Screenshot of a unit footer

When editing your Unit Configuration, you can choose from six different tabs.

Header settings

Unit header

Screenshot of the unit header tab
Screenshot of the unit header tab

The Unit Header is the colored banner that goes across the top of your website and displays your department or unit's name. It also displays your Parent Unit, which in most cases will be the College of Science and Engineering. You can change the color by choosing from the drop-down menu underneath "Unit Header Background."

Header Button

You may also add a header button, which will appear in the top right corner of your website's header. Units are encouraged to use this function to link to either CSE's Resources during COVID-19 website or their own COVID-19 resource page. Simply add the URL and type the text you want to use in the "Link text" field. 

Footer settings

Contact info

Screenshot of the contact info edit tab
Screenshot of the contact info edit tab

The information in the Contact Info tab appears on the left side of your unit footer. It includes your department or unit name, address, phone number, and main email address.

Footer

Screenshot of the footer edit tab
Screenshot of the footer edit tab

The Footer edit tab allows you to add text and links to your footer. The footer title and “Footer Text” appear below the contact information. Add “Footer Links” by typing link text and URLs in the corresponding boxes.

Social media

Screenshot of the social media edit tab
Screenshot of the social media edit tab

The Social Media edit tab allows you to add social media icons and links to the right side of your footer. By clicking the "Add Social media" button, you can choose a social media network from the "Unit Network" drop-down menu and add a link to your department or unit's corresponding social media page.

How to reorder social media icons

  1. Click and hold the compass points icon for the social media icon link you want to move.
  2. Drag the social media icon link to the position you want. The top social media link in the list will be the leftmost icon in the footer, and the bottom social media link in the list will be the rightmost icon in the footer.

Other settings

General

Screenshot of the general edit tab
Screenshot of the general edit tab

The General edit tab contains your department or unit's name, the URL path for your homepage. Both the unit name and URL are determined when your site is created. Email help@umn.edu if the department or unit’s name needs to be fixed. The URL cannot be changed.

Department

Screenshot of the department edit tab
Screenshot of the department edit tab

The Department edit tab lists the editorial section tow which your website will correspond. This information is also determined when your website is created and cannot be changed.