Creating Components

  1. From the primary admin navigation, select Modules > Components.
  2. You should be taken to the Component Manager screen.
  3. From the Component Manager screen, click Add Component.
  4. The Edit Component screen should appear.
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  5. This screen is quite similar to the Edit Content Page found within the Site Manager, with a few minor differences.
  6. Basic Tab
    1. Title: This is the title of your component. It is used to identify the component within the back-end admin area and is not displayed on the front end.
    2. Content: Here you can enter the content of your component, identical to the content area of the Edit Content page.
    3. Where would you like to use this Component? Check the appropriate boxes for each section you would like to use the component in. For example, if you wish to put a component on a content page (within a sidebar or in the main content area), select Site Manager. This will make the component available in the Site Manager as a Content Object.
  7. Publishing Tab
    1. Display: The display field offers a select menu of display options:
      1. Yes: This option allows the display of your component.
      2. No: This option will make the component hidden.
      3. Per Start/Stop Dates: This option allows you to set a specific display date for your component. It will remain hidden until the selected start date, and remain active or visible until the selected stop date.
    2. Notify for Review: Selecting this option will notify desired Mura users to review any changes made to the component. The email message may be personalized as well.
    3. Add Notes: A text area to keep track of any notes that content administrators wish to enter. By default, these notes are not visible by site visitors.
  8. In the Title field, enter [ Home ] Columns

    Tip: Because components are sorted alphabetically, try adding a prefix to any page- and/or section-specific components with the page or section name so that those components will be grouped together. This can make it easier to locate and edit components from the back-end administration area.

  9. In the Content area, click the Templates icon on the editor toolbar to launch the Content Templates dialog window.
  10. Leave Replace actual contents checked, and click on 3 columns.
  11. The Content window should now look similar to the following (with Show Blocks turned on):
  12. Enter some headings and placeholder text for each column.
  13. Leave the other form fields at their default settings, then click Publish.