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Chapter 8: Sections

Sections are a powerful tool to allow you to have different user interfaces and behaviors based on user roles, website sections, or other business rules. The same item can be used in multiple sections.

Every section has certain parameters. On the Section Definitions tab, you set:

  1. Section Identifier: this is the unique identifier to identify the section. All Fakoli sites have a default root section of / to start with. 
  2. Section Title: This is the human readable section title for the site.
  3. Default Template: Defines the template used by default by all items in the section. You can overwrite this template on a page by page basis. The default template for new Fakoli site is default.tpl.
  4. Default Role: Defines default access to all pages within the section. For example, the member section is intended for members only, so the site role of "members" is the default access for the member. If no site roles are selected, the section default role can be accessed without a username and password.
  5. Default Page:  Defines which page should be served by default when no specific page is indicated in the URL (i.e. someone navigates to http://<your site>/). The default page in Fakoli for the root section is "index".
  6. Site: Fakoli can manage multiple sites (with different URLs) within the same CMS instance. This parameter selects which site will be used. Most of the time there will be only one site available.

On the Section Content tab, you select the items which you wish to include in the section. The box on the right hand side contains all items available to be included, organized by type of item (i.e. CMS pages, Component pages, Document Library, etc). Open the item type folder by clicking on the + to see a list of all items available.  If there is no + next to a folder, it means all items of that type have already been included in the section. Check the box of each item you wish to include in the section and hit the right to left arrow.

The box on the left contains the items you have included in your section, organized by item type. Click on the + next to the folder to see all items already included.

To overwrite sections defaults, such as roles or templates, right click on the item you want. The choices are:

  • Set Template
  • Set Role Permissions
  • Configure SSL
  • All Properties
  • Use Default Properties

The Sections Module tab sets modules specific to the section. For example, a membership section may have a news alert module that does not appear on the rest of a site. On this page, you will see the modules available and can set the template positions and sort order if you have more than one in the same position.

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