UBC provides a hosted content management system (CMS) based on WordPress. It is easy to use, centrally supported, and free for faculties and units. At its simplest, CMS is an acronym for a “content management system”. But inherent within a CMS, there is more – CMS is not only about a system or piece of software, it’s also about a Strategy and about Services.
For more information on UBC CMS or to request a site, please visit the UBC CMS website.
Please Note: A new CLF WordPress Theme (named UBC Collab) was added to the WordPress CMS service in March 2013. Some of the documentation here currently pertains to an older version of the CLF WordPress Theme. New and revised documentation will soon be added to include helpful tips for sites using UBC Collab. Do you have issues with the theme? If so please document here.
Welcome to the Documentation Codex for the UBC CMS Service. Here you can find and contribute to the UBC CMS support and help documentation. The pages below are an effort to document best practices and provide users with tutorials on how to use the WordPress-based CMS service. You can also download this material as a pdf wiki book.
An implementation of the CLF 7 in WordPress.
- Theme Options Overview
- Theme Options Index
- UBC CLF Options
- Layout Options
- Frontpage Options
- Navigation Options
- Display Options
- Global Theme Options
Compatibility with UBC Advance Theme
- Plugins - All third party plugins are available in UBC Collab theme.
- Theme options and theme specific features - please visit http://cms.ubc.ca for latest progress.
The UBC Advanced Theme is now currently being phased out, please consider switching to the new CLF theme. You can find instructions regarding switching here
The UBC Advanced Theme allows users to develop UBC branded websites using the full UBC common look and feel.
- Customizing the Front Page
- Dividing a page into columns
- Hiding widgets from a widget area on select pages
- Linking to a category archive page
- Embedding Google Maps
- Embedding UBC Events Calendar
- Embedding content from the UBC Wiki
- Inserting a spotlight rotation slideshow in a Page
- Removing the spotlight slideshow from the front page
- Linking an image to a document in the Media Library
- Setting up the search bar (CLF)
- Page Templates
If you couldn't find an answer to your question on the UBC Wiki, you can leave your question on the Wiki, send us a support ticket or visit us for a one-on-one in-person clinic.
- Send a ticket to UBC CMS support: http://support.cms.ubc.ca/submit-question-form/
- In-person clinic: Select the post with your desired attendance date found in the "Upcoming Clinic and Training" section under the "RSVP for Clinics" heading.