Campus Directory

Unified information repository for higher education organizations offering multi-dimensional academic catalog search and management

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Author: eMarket Design
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Introduction

Campus Directory Pro significantly improves internal and external communication of higher education organizations by integrating people, publications, courses and locations

Concepts

The following is the definition(s) of the concept(s) covered in the context of Campus Directory app:

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Courses

A course is a unit of teaching that typically lasts one academic term, is led by one or more instructors (teachers or professors), and has a fixed roster of students. It is usually an individual subject. A course may have multiple sessions in that case each session is a separate course.

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Locations

A location is a place relevant to people or courses. Each location may have multiple units.

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People

Any person who is a faculty, graduate or undergraduate student, staff. A person may teach or attend courses or support other persons.

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Publications

The act or process of producing a book, article, etc., and making it available to the public.

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Content Access

Campus Directory provides access to content based on a user's role in your organization. A role defines a set of tasks a user is allowed to perform and is assigned to a user when he or she registers into the system. Please check the Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see the available access roles and the functionality they have access to.

Working with People

Using Campus Directory, you can create, modify, delete, and search person records, associated taxonomies, or relationships.

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Creating People

To create person records in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'People' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the person list page.
  4. Start filling in your person fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set person taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click Publish. If you do not have publish privileges, the "Submit for Review" button is displayed.
  7. After the submission is completed, the person status changes to "Published" or "Pending Review". Users must have "publish" right to publish people. Users who do not have "publish" right can still create people; however, these people must be reviewed and approved by a user with person "publish" right. Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which access groups have person "publish" right.

Alternatively, you can create person records using the person entry form in the frontend by filling out the required fields.

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Uploading Person Curriculum Vitae

Person Curriculum Vitae file can be linked to People using the admin backend when creating a new person. You can upload at most 1 file.

After the person is created. Only the users who has "publish" right can upload Curriculum Vitae using the person edit screen.

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Uploading Person Photo

Person Photo image file can be linked to People using the admin backend when creating a new person. You can upload at most 1 file.

After the person is created. Only the users who has "publish" right can upload Photo using the person edit screen.

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Modifying People

People can be modified by clicking on the "Edit" link under the person title in the person list page in the admin area. Make any necessary changes and then click Publish.

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Searching People

In Campus Directory, users are only allowed to search people they have access to. Users who have access to people can search using the filter system in the person admin areaor search forms in the frontend You can use drag-and-drop admin interface for sorting, creating/saving complex filters, and ordering columns in the entity list pages.

Administrators and users who have access to advanced Person search page on the frontend can also utilize "Search operators" to drill down the result set without any limitations on access.

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Scheduling People

To schedule People for publication on a future time or date in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'People' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the person list page.
  4. Start filling in your person fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set person taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Edit" in the Publish area next to the words "Publish immediately". You can also change the publish date to a date in the past to back-date People. Change the settings to the desired time and date. You must also hit the "Publish" button when you have completed the person to publish at the desired time and date.
  7. After the submission is completed, the person status changes to "Published".
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Password Protected People

To create a password protected person in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'People' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the person list page.
  4. Start filling in your person fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set person taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Password protected".
  7. Enter a password that will be required to view that person in the text field. The password is limited to 20 characters.
  8. When you are ready, click the "Publish" button (or "Update" if the person is already published.)
  9. After the submission is completed, the person status changes to "Published".

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right can change the password set for your person or modify visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

When person content is password protected, person title displays the text "Protected: " before the person Title and the content prints a password form with this text: "This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:".

If multiple people have the same password, one will only have to enter the required password once. Only one password is tracked at a time so if you visit two different people with two different password, you must re-enter the person password to access content. WordPress saves passwords for maximum 10 days. After this period expires, one must reenter the password again to view the protected content.

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Private People

People can be privately published to remove them from person lists and feeds.

To create a private person in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'People' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the person list page.
  4. Start filling in your person fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set person taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Private".
  7. Once you change the visibility to private, the person status changes to "Privately Published".
  8. When you are ready, click the "UPDATE" button.

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right for the person can change visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

Who can publish and see private people?

Only users with "publish people", "edit private people", "read private people", and "delete private people" authorization permission levels can create and see private people. Users who have the same access level with the author but have a relationship-limited access of a private person can not view the content even if they have access rights to the content. User who have access to the content but not limited by a relationship can still see and modify private people.

Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which user roles can privately publish people.

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Previewing People

To preview person content press the "Preview" button - a button directly above the “publish” button - in the publish box before officially publishing or sending for review.

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Draft People

To create a draft person in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'People' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the person list page.
  4. Start filling in your person fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set person taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Save Draft" button in the publish box.
  7. After the submission is completed, the person status stays at "Draft".
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Person Author

Once the person is published the user who created the person is assigned as the person author. Person authors can view and edit the person. One can change the person author from the author box. The author box drop down is limited to the users who have person "publish" right.

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Linking Advisor

You can create connections between People and People by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Advisor" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, you can update or publish your person. You can create as many connections as you need.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Linking Courses

You can create connections between People and Courses by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Courses" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, set the values to: Teaching Role(dropdown), Office Hours Day(dropdown), Office Hour Start(dropdown), Office Hours End(dropdown), Signup(dropdown). Take a look at the glossary section for dropdown values available. Now, you can update or publish your person. You can create as many connections as you need.

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Linking Office Locations

You can create connections between People and Locations by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Office Locations" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, set the values to: Unit Number(dropdown). Take a look at the glossary section for dropdown values available. Now, you can update or publish your person. You can create at most one connection.

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Linking Publication

You can create connections between People and Publications by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Publication" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, you can update or publish your person. You can create as many connections as you need.

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Linking Support Staff

You can create connections between People and People by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Support Staff" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, you can update or publish your person. You can create as many connections as you need.

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Creating Custom Fields

Campus Directory Professional supports creating of custom fields. Creating of custom fields provides a quick way to allow you to extend the content with key/value pairs also known as meta data. Custom fields store arbitrary extra information about people.

To create a custom fields for your people

  1. Edit any person or create a new one in the admin area. You will see the Custom Fields metabox. if you do not see it, enable it from Screen options.
  2. Creating a custom field requires a key and a value. The key is constant, but the value can change for each person. Click on Enter New link or select a key from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter a value and click Add Custom Field button
  4. Repeat the steps above for creating more fields

You can create as many custom fields as you need. If your custom field key may have multiple values, create a new field and use the same key with different values. You can use HTML code in the value box. Campus Directory concatenates each value separated with a space character. By default, WordPress shows 30 custom fields in the dropdown list.

Once you create person custom fields, they are displayed in the frontend. The custom fields are available to be for your forms too. You can enable or disable them in the form layouts from CampusDirectory menu > Settings page > Forms tab . By default all custom fields are disabled.

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Setting Academic Areas

Academic Area can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Academic Areas" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Academic Area is optional. Academic Area is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Academic Area value to another.

Academic Areas do not have preset values.

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Setting Affiliations

Affiliation can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Affiliations" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Affiliation is optional. Affiliation is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Affiliation value to another.

Affiliations do not have preset values.

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Setting Appointment Types

Appointment Type can be set by clicking on the desired option in "Appointment Types" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Appointment Type is optional. Appointment Type is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Appointment Type value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Appointment Types defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Appointment Types.

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Setting Careers

Career can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Careers" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Career is optional. Career is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Career value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Careers defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Careers.

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Setting Directory Tags

Directory Tag can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Directory Tags" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Directory Tag is optional. Directory Tag is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Directory Tag value to another.

Directory Tags do not have preset values.

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Setting Honorific Prefixes

Honorific Prefix can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Honorific Prefixes" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Honorific Prefix is optional. Honorific Prefix is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Honorific Prefix value to another.

Honorific Prefixes do not have preset values.

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Setting Honorific Suffixes

Honorific Suffix can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Honorific Suffixes" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Honorific Suffix is optional. Honorific Suffix is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Honorific Suffix value to another.

Honorific Suffixes do not have preset values.

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Setting Locations

Location can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Locations" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Location is optional. Location is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Location value to another.

Locations do not have preset values.

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Setting Research Areas

Research Area can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Research Areas" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Research Area is optional. Research Area is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Research Area value to another.

Research Areas do not have preset values.

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Setting Titles

Title can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Titles" box and updating/saving the person. Setting a value for Title is optional. Title is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Title value to another.

Titles do not have preset values.

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Displaying People

Displaying Person archives can be done by creating a link in the Appearance Menus Screen in the admin area.

Alternatively, if you'd like to display a specific Person, you can select the link from Person metabox and add it to your menu. If you don't see Person metabox, check the Screen Options to ensure it is set to display.

To create a custom link for Person archives:

  1. Goto Appearance in the admin menu and click on Menus link
  2. On the right hand side, pick the menu you’d like to include from Select a menu to edit dropdown
  3. Under Links menu navigation item, type in /emd_person to the URL field
  4. Type in People or another label describing the custom link URL in the Link Text field
  5. Click “Add to menu” button to add the item to the menu
  6. Pick “primary location” under “Menu Settings” below the menu
  7. Save your menu
  8. Go to the frontend and click on the link you created to access People. Person archive page content is only displayed to the authorized users who have access permissions.
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Locking People

In Campus Directory, People are locked during editing, preventing other users from accessing and modifying the Person.

If a user clicks to edit one of the Person records that's currently locked they are presented with three options in a pop-up dialog:

  1. Go Back - Return to the People listing.
  2. Preview - Preview the current state of the Person that's being edited.
  3. Take Over - Lock out the current editor of the People and begin editing. (The other user will receive a notification)

The user that has been locked out receives the following dialog, and is no longer able to edit the Person. It can take up to 15 seconds for the current Person editor to be notified that another user has taken over.

Working with Publications

Using Campus Directory, you can create, modify, delete, and search publication records, associated taxonomies, or relationships.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Creating Publications

To create publication records in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Publications' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the publication list page.
  4. Start filling in your publication fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set publication taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click Publish. If you do not have publish privileges, the "Submit for Review" button is displayed.
  7. After the submission is completed, the publication status changes to "Published" or "Pending Review". Users must have "publish" right to publish publications. Users who do not have "publish" right can still create publications; however, these publications must be reviewed and approved by a user with publication "publish" right. Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which access groups have publication "publish" right.

Alternatively, you can create publication records using the publication entry form in the frontend by filling out the required fields.

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Uploading Publication Downloadable

Publication Downloadable file can be linked to Publications using the admin backend when creating a new publication. You can upload unlimited number of Downloadable.

After the publication is created. Only the users who has "publish" right can upload Downloadable using the publication edit screen.

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Modifying Publications

Publications can be modified by clicking on the "Edit" link under the publication title in the publication list page in the admin area. Make any necessary changes and then click Publish.

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Searching Publications

In Campus Directory, users are only allowed to search publications they have access to. Users who have access to publications can search using the filter system in the publication admin areaor search forms in the frontend You can use drag-and-drop admin interface for sorting, creating/saving complex filters, and ordering columns in the entity list pages.

Administrators and users who have access to advanced Publication search page on the frontend can also utilize "Search operators" to drill down the result set without any limitations on access.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Scheduling Publications

To schedule Publications for publication on a future time or date in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Publications' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the publication list page.
  4. Start filling in your publication fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set publication taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Edit" in the Publish area next to the words "Publish immediately". You can also change the publish date to a date in the past to back-date Publications. Change the settings to the desired time and date. You must also hit the "Publish" button when you have completed the publication to publish at the desired time and date.
  7. After the submission is completed, the publication status changes to "Published".
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Password Protected Publications

To create a password protected publication in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Publications' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the publication list page.
  4. Start filling in your publication fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set publication taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Password protected".
  7. Enter a password that will be required to view that publication in the text field. The password is limited to 20 characters.
  8. When you are ready, click the "Publish" button (or "Update" if the publication is already published.)
  9. After the submission is completed, the publication status changes to "Published".

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right can change the password set for your publication or modify visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

When publication content is password protected, publication title displays the text "Protected: " before the publication Title and the content prints a password form with this text: "This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:".

If multiple publications have the same password, one will only have to enter the required password once. Only one password is tracked at a time so if you visit two different publications with two different password, you must re-enter the publication password to access content. WordPress saves passwords for maximum 10 days. After this period expires, one must reenter the password again to view the protected content.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Private Publications

Publications can be privately published to remove them from publication lists and feeds.

To create a private publication in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Publications' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the publication list page.
  4. Start filling in your publication fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set publication taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Private".
  7. Once you change the visibility to private, the publication status changes to "Privately Published".
  8. When you are ready, click the "UPDATE" button.

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right for the publication can change visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

Who can publish and see private publications?

Only users with "publish publications", "edit private publications", "read private publications", and "delete private publications" authorization permission levels can create and see private publications. Users who have the same access level with the author but have a relationship-limited access of a private publication can not view the content even if they have access rights to the content. User who have access to the content but not limited by a relationship can still see and modify private publications.

Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which user roles can privately publish publications.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Previewing Publications

To preview publication content press the "Preview" button - a button directly above the “publish” button - in the publish box before officially publishing or sending for review.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Draft Publications

To create a draft publication in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Publications' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the publication list page.
  4. Start filling in your publication fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set publication taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Save Draft" button in the publish box.
  7. After the submission is completed, the publication status stays at "Draft".
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Publication Author

Once the publication is published the user who created the publication is assigned as the publication author. Publication authors can view and edit the publication. One can change the publication author from the author box. The author box drop down is limited to the users who have publication "publish" right.

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Linking Author

You can create connections between People and Publications by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Author" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, you can update or publish your publication. You can create as many connections as you need.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Creating Custom Fields

Campus Directory Professional supports creating of custom fields. Creating of custom fields provides a quick way to allow you to extend the content with key/value pairs also known as meta data. Custom fields store arbitrary extra information about publications.

To create a custom fields for your publications

  1. Edit any publication or create a new one in the admin area. You will see the Custom Fields metabox. if you do not see it, enable it from Screen options.
  2. Creating a custom field requires a key and a value. The key is constant, but the value can change for each publication. Click on Enter New link or select a key from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter a value and click Add Custom Field button
  4. Repeat the steps above for creating more fields

You can create as many custom fields as you need. If your custom field key may have multiple values, create a new field and use the same key with different values. You can use HTML code in the value box. Campus Directory concatenates each value separated with a space character. By default, WordPress shows 30 custom fields in the dropdown list.

Once you create publication custom fields, they are displayed in the frontend. The custom fields are available to be for your forms too. You can enable or disable them in the form layouts from CampusDirectory menu > Settings page > Forms tab . By default all custom fields are disabled.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Setting Directory Tags

Directory Tag can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Directory Tags" box and updating/saving the publication. Setting a value for Directory Tag is optional. Directory Tag is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Directory Tag value to another.

Directory Tags do not have preset values.

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Setting Publication Types

Publication Type can be set by clicking on the desired option in "Publication Types" box and updating/saving the publication. Setting a value for Publication Type is optional. Publication Type is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Publication Type value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Publication Types defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Publication Types.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Setting Publication Venues

Publication Venue can be set by clicking on the desired option in "Publication Venues" box and updating/saving the publication. Setting a value for Publication Venue is optional. Publication Venue is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Publication Venue value to another.

Publication Venues do not have preset values.

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Setting Publication Years

Publication Year can be set by clicking on the desired option in "Publication Years" box and updating/saving the publication. Setting a value for Publication Year is optional. Publication Year is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Publication Year value to another.

Publication Years do not have preset values.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Displaying Publications

Displaying Publication archives can be done by creating a link in the Appearance Menus Screen in the admin area.

Alternatively, if you'd like to display a specific Publication, you can select the link from Publication metabox and add it to your menu. If you don't see Publication metabox, check the Screen Options to ensure it is set to display.

To create a custom link for Publication archives:

  1. Goto Appearance in the admin menu and click on Menus link
  2. On the right hand side, pick the menu you’d like to include from Select a menu to edit dropdown
  3. Under Links menu navigation item, type in /publication to the URL field
  4. Type in Publications or another label describing the custom link URL in the Link Text field
  5. Click “Add to menu” button to add the item to the menu
  6. Pick “primary location” under “Menu Settings” below the menu
  7. Save your menu
  8. Go to the frontend and click on the link you created to access Publications. Publication archive page content is only displayed to the authorized users who have access permissions.
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Locking Publications

In Campus Directory, Publications are locked during editing, preventing other users from accessing and modifying the Publication.

If a user clicks to edit one of the Publication records that's currently locked they are presented with three options in a pop-up dialog:

  1. Go Back - Return to the Publications listing.
  2. Preview - Preview the current state of the Publication that's being edited.
  3. Take Over - Lock out the current editor of the Publications and begin editing. (The other user will receive a notification)

The user that has been locked out receives the following dialog, and is no longer able to edit the Publication. It can take up to 15 seconds for the current Publication editor to be notified that another user has taken over.

Working with Courses

Using Campus Directory, you can create, modify, delete, and search course records, associated taxonomies, or relationships.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Creating Courses

To create course records in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Courses' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the course list page.
  4. Start filling in your course fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set course taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click Publish. If you do not have publish privileges, the "Submit for Review" button is displayed.
  7. After the submission is completed, the course status changes to "Published" or "Pending Review". Users must have "publish" right to publish courses. Users who do not have "publish" right can still create courses; however, these courses must be reviewed and approved by a user with course "publish" right. Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which access groups have course "publish" right.

Alternatively, you can create course records using the course entry form in the frontend by filling out the required fields.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Modifying Courses

Courses can be modified by clicking on the "Edit" link under the course title in the course list page in the admin area. Make any necessary changes and then click Publish.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Searching Courses

In Campus Directory, users are only allowed to search courses they have access to. Users who have access to courses can search using the filter system in the course admin areaor search forms in the frontend You can use drag-and-drop admin interface for sorting, creating/saving complex filters, and ordering columns in the entity list pages.

Administrators and users who have access to advanced Course search page on the frontend can also utilize "Search operators" to drill down the result set without any limitations on access.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Scheduling Courses

To schedule Courses for publication on a future time or date in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Courses' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the course list page.
  4. Start filling in your course fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set course taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Edit" in the Publish area next to the words "Publish immediately". You can also change the publish date to a date in the past to back-date Courses. Change the settings to the desired time and date. You must also hit the "Publish" button when you have completed the course to publish at the desired time and date.
  7. After the submission is completed, the course status changes to "Published".
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Password Protected Courses

To create a password protected course in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Courses' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the course list page.
  4. Start filling in your course fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set course taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Password protected".
  7. Enter a password that will be required to view that course in the text field. The password is limited to 20 characters.
  8. When you are ready, click the "Publish" button (or "Update" if the course is already published.)
  9. After the submission is completed, the course status changes to "Published".

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right can change the password set for your course or modify visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

When course content is password protected, course title displays the text "Protected: " before the course Title and the content prints a password form with this text: "This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:".

If multiple courses have the same password, one will only have to enter the required password once. Only one password is tracked at a time so if you visit two different courses with two different password, you must re-enter the course password to access content. WordPress saves passwords for maximum 10 days. After this period expires, one must reenter the password again to view the protected content.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Private Courses

Courses can be privately published to remove them from course lists and feeds.

To create a private course in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Courses' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the course list page.
  4. Start filling in your course fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set course taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Private".
  7. Once you change the visibility to private, the course status changes to "Privately Published".
  8. When you are ready, click the "UPDATE" button.

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right for the course can change visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

Who can publish and see private courses?

Only users with "publish courses", "edit private courses", "read private courses", and "delete private courses" authorization permission levels can create and see private courses. Users who have the same access level with the author but have a relationship-limited access of a private course can not view the content even if they have access rights to the content. User who have access to the content but not limited by a relationship can still see and modify private courses.

Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which user roles can privately publish courses.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Previewing Courses

To preview course content press the "Preview" button - a button directly above the “publish” button - in the publish box before officially publishing or sending for review.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Draft Courses

To create a draft course in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Courses' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the course list page.
  4. Start filling in your course fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set course taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Save Draft" button in the publish box.
  7. After the submission is completed, the course status stays at "Draft".
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Course Author

Once the course is published the user who created the course is assigned as the course author. Course authors can view and edit the course. One can change the course author from the author box. The author box drop down is limited to the users who have course "publish" right.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Linking Course Locations

You can create connections between Courses and Locations by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Course Locations" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, set the values to: Unit Number(dropdown), End time(dropdown), Start Time(dropdown), Course Days(dropdown). Take a look at the glossary section for dropdown values available. Now, you can update or publish your course. You can create as many connections as you need.

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Linking Instructors

You can create connections between People and Courses by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Instructors" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, set the values to: Teaching Role(dropdown), Office Hours Day(dropdown), Office Hour Start(dropdown), Office Hours End(dropdown), Signup(dropdown). Take a look at the glossary section for dropdown values available. Now, you can update or publish your course. You can create as many connections as you need.

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Linking Related Courses

You can create connections between Courses and Courses by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Related Courses" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, you can update or publish your course. You can create as many connections as you need.

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Linking Requisites

You can create connections between Courses and Courses by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Requisites" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, set the values to: Type(dropdown), Elective(dropdown). Take a look at the glossary section for dropdown values available. Now, you can update or publish your course. You can create as many connections as you need.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Creating Custom Fields

Campus Directory Professional supports creating of custom fields. Creating of custom fields provides a quick way to allow you to extend the content with key/value pairs also known as meta data. Custom fields store arbitrary extra information about courses.

To create a custom fields for your courses

  1. Edit any course or create a new one in the admin area. You will see the Custom Fields metabox. if you do not see it, enable it from Screen options.
  2. Creating a custom field requires a key and a value. The key is constant, but the value can change for each course. Click on Enter New link or select a key from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter a value and click Add Custom Field button
  4. Repeat the steps above for creating more fields

You can create as many custom fields as you need. If your custom field key may have multiple values, create a new field and use the same key with different values. You can use HTML code in the value box. Campus Directory concatenates each value separated with a space character. By default, WordPress shows 30 custom fields in the dropdown list.

Once you create course custom fields, they are displayed in the frontend. The custom fields are available to be for your forms too. You can enable or disable them in the form layouts from CampusDirectory menu > Settings page > Forms tab . By default all custom fields are disabled.

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Setting Careers

Career can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Careers" box and updating/saving the course. Setting a value for Career is optional. Career is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Career value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Careers defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Careers.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Setting Course Days

Course Day can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Course Days" box and updating/saving the course. Setting a value for Course Day is optional. Course Day is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Course Day value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Course Days defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Course Days.

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Setting Course Terms

Course Term can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Course Terms" box and updating/saving the course. Setting a value for Course Term is optional. Course Term is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Course Term value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Course Terms defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Course Terms.

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Setting Course Times

Course Time can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Course Times" box and updating/saving the course. Setting a value for Course Time is optional. Course Time is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Course Time value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Course Times defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Course Times.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Setting Course Units

Course Unit can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Course Units" box and updating/saving the course. Setting a value for Course Unit is optional. Course Unit is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Course Unit value to another.

Campus Directory comes with a preset Course Units defined in detail in Glossary section of this document. Administrators can always add/remove/modify the list based on your organizational needs. Some widgets created upon installation are based on predefined Course Units.

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Setting Directory Tags

Directory Tag can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Directory Tags" box and updating/saving the course. Setting a value for Directory Tag is optional. Directory Tag is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Directory Tag value to another.

Directory Tags do not have preset values.

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Displaying Courses

Displaying Course archives can be done by creating a link in the Appearance Menus Screen in the admin area.

Alternatively, if you'd like to display a specific Course, you can select the link from Course metabox and add it to your menu. If you don't see Course metabox, check the Screen Options to ensure it is set to display.

To create a custom link for Course archives:

  1. Goto Appearance in the admin menu and click on Menus link
  2. On the right hand side, pick the menu you’d like to include from Select a menu to edit dropdown
  3. Under Links menu navigation item, type in /course to the URL field
  4. Type in Courses or another label describing the custom link URL in the Link Text field
  5. Click “Add to menu” button to add the item to the menu
  6. Pick “primary location” under “Menu Settings” below the menu
  7. Save your menu
  8. Go to the frontend and click on the link you created to access Courses. Course archive page content is only displayed to the authorized users who have access permissions.
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Locking Courses

In Campus Directory, Courses are locked during editing, preventing other users from accessing and modifying the Course.

If a user clicks to edit one of the Course records that's currently locked they are presented with three options in a pop-up dialog:

  1. Go Back - Return to the Courses listing.
  2. Preview - Preview the current state of the Course that's being edited.
  3. Take Over - Lock out the current editor of the Courses and begin editing. (The other user will receive a notification)

The user that has been locked out receives the following dialog, and is no longer able to edit the Course. It can take up to 15 seconds for the current Course editor to be notified that another user has taken over.

Working with Locations

Using Campus Directory, you can create, modify, delete, and search location records, associated taxonomies, or relationships.

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Creating Locations

To create location records in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Locations' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the location list page.
  4. Start filling in your location fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set location taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click Publish. If you do not have publish privileges, the "Submit for Review" button is displayed.
  7. After the submission is completed, the location status changes to "Published" or "Pending Review". Users must have "publish" right to publish locations. Users who do not have "publish" right can still create locations; however, these locations must be reviewed and approved by a user with location "publish" right. Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which access groups have location "publish" right.

Alternatively, you can create location records using the location entry form in the frontend by filling out the required fields.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Uploading Location Photos

Location Photos image file can be linked to Locations using the admin backend when creating a new location. You can upload unlimited number of Photos.

After the location is created. Only the users who has "publish" right can upload Photos using the location edit screen.

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Modifying Locations

Locations can be modified by clicking on the "Edit" link under the location title in the location list page in the admin area. Make any necessary changes and then click Publish.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Searching Locations

In Campus Directory, users are only allowed to search locations they have access to. Users who have access to locations can search using the filter system in the location admin areaor search forms in the frontend You can use drag-and-drop admin interface for sorting, creating/saving complex filters, and ordering columns in the entity list pages.

Administrators and users who have access to advanced Location search page on the frontend can also utilize "Search operators" to drill down the result set without any limitations on access.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Scheduling Locations

To schedule Locations for publication on a future time or date in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Locations' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the location list page.
  4. Start filling in your location fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set location taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Edit" in the Publish area next to the words "Publish immediately". You can also change the publish date to a date in the past to back-date Locations. Change the settings to the desired time and date. You must also hit the "Publish" button when you have completed the location to publish at the desired time and date.
  7. After the submission is completed, the location status changes to "Published".
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Password Protected Locations

To create a password protected location in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Locations' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the location list page.
  4. Start filling in your location fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set location taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Password protected".
  7. Enter a password that will be required to view that location in the text field. The password is limited to 20 characters.
  8. When you are ready, click the "Publish" button (or "Update" if the location is already published.)
  9. After the submission is completed, the location status changes to "Published".

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right can change the password set for your location or modify visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

When location content is password protected, location title displays the text "Protected: " before the location Title and the content prints a password form with this text: "This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:".

If multiple locations have the same password, one will only have to enter the required password once. Only one password is tracked at a time so if you visit two different locations with two different password, you must re-enter the location password to access content. WordPress saves passwords for maximum 10 days. After this period expires, one must reenter the password again to view the protected content.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Private Locations

Locations can be privately published to remove them from location lists and feeds.

To create a private location in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Locations' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the location list page.
  4. Start filling in your location fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set location taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. Click the "Edit" link next to Visibility in the publish box and select "Private".
  7. Once you change the visibility to private, the location status changes to "Privately Published".
  8. When you are ready, click the "UPDATE" button.

Only an Administrator and users with "publish" right for the location can change visibility setting by clicking the "Visibility: Edit" link again.

Who can publish and see private locations?

Only users with "publish locations", "edit private locations", "read private locations", and "delete private locations" authorization permission levels can create and see private locations. Users who have the same access level with the author but have a relationship-limited access of a private location can not view the content even if they have access rights to the content. User who have access to the content but not limited by a relationship can still see and modify private locations.

Check Roles and Responsibilities section of this document to see which user roles can privately publish locations.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Previewing Locations

To preview location content press the "Preview" button - a button directly above the “publish” button - in the publish box before officially publishing or sending for review.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Draft Locations

To create a draft location in the admin area:

  1. Log in to your Administration Panel.
  2. Click the 'Locations' tab.
  3. Click the 'Add New' sub-tab or the “Add New” button in the location list page.
  4. Start filling in your location fields. You must fill all required fields. All required fields have red star after their labels.
  5. As needed, set location taxonomies and relationships. All required relationships or taxonomies must be set.
  6. When you are ready, click "Save Draft" button in the publish box.
  7. After the submission is completed, the location status stays at "Draft".
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Location Author

Once the location is published the user who created the location is assigned as the location author. Location authors can view and edit the location. One can change the location author from the author box. The author box drop down is limited to the users who have location "publish" right.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Linking Courses

You can create connections between Courses and Locations by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Courses" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, set the values to: Unit Number(dropdown), End time(dropdown), Start Time(dropdown), Course Days(dropdown). Take a look at the glossary section for dropdown values available. Now, you can update or publish your location. You can create as many connections as you need.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Linking Residents

You can create connections between People and Locations by clicking on "Create Connection" link in the "Residents" box and then clicking on "Plus" sign adjacent to the record title you would like to connect. Optionally, you can create new record. If you create a new one, the record is created as a draft. You must publish all connected draft records to make the connections valid.

After the connection created, set the values to: Unit Number(dropdown). Take a look at the glossary section for dropdown values available. Now, you can update or publish your location. You can create at most one connection.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Creating Custom Fields

Campus Directory Professional supports creating of custom fields. Creating of custom fields provides a quick way to allow you to extend the content with key/value pairs also known as meta data. Custom fields store arbitrary extra information about locations.

To create a custom fields for your locations

  1. Edit any location or create a new one in the admin area. You will see the Custom Fields metabox. if you do not see it, enable it from Screen options.
  2. Creating a custom field requires a key and a value. The key is constant, but the value can change for each location. Click on Enter New link or select a key from the dropdown list.
  3. Enter a value and click Add Custom Field button
  4. Repeat the steps above for creating more fields

You can create as many custom fields as you need. If your custom field key may have multiple values, create a new field and use the same key with different values. You can use HTML code in the value box. Campus Directory concatenates each value separated with a space character. By default, WordPress shows 30 custom fields in the dropdown list.

Once you create location custom fields, they are displayed in the frontend. The custom fields are available to be for your forms too. You can enable or disable them in the form layouts from CampusDirectory menu > Settings page > Forms tab . By default all custom fields are disabled.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Setting Directory Tags

Directory Tag can be set by typing the desired option in the empty text field and clicking "Add" button in "Directory Tags" box and updating/saving the location. Setting a value for Directory Tag is optional. Directory Tag is also not organized hierarchically meaning there's no relationship from one Directory Tag value to another.

Directory Tags do not have preset values.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Displaying Locations

Displaying Location archives can be done by creating a link in the Appearance Menus Screen in the admin area.

Alternatively, if you'd like to display a specific Location, you can select the link from Location metabox and add it to your menu. If you don't see Location metabox, check the Screen Options to ensure it is set to display.

To create a custom link for Location archives:

  1. Goto Appearance in the admin menu and click on Menus link
  2. On the right hand side, pick the menu you’d like to include from Select a menu to edit dropdown
  3. Under Links menu navigation item, type in /location to the URL field
  4. Type in Locations or another label describing the custom link URL in the Link Text field
  5. Click “Add to menu” button to add the item to the menu
  6. Pick “primary location” under “Menu Settings” below the menu
  7. Save your menu
  8. Go to the frontend and click on the link you created to access Locations. Location archive page content is only displayed to the authorized users who have access permissions.
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Locking Locations

In Campus Directory, Locations are locked during editing, preventing other users from accessing and modifying the Location.

If a user clicks to edit one of the Location records that's currently locked they are presented with three options in a pop-up dialog:

  1. Go Back - Return to the Locations listing.
  2. Preview - Preview the current state of the Location that's being edited.
  3. Take Over - Lock out the current editor of the Locations and begin editing. (The other user will receive a notification)

The user that has been locked out receives the following dialog, and is no longer able to edit the Location. It can take up to 15 seconds for the current Location editor to be notified that another user has taken over.

Widgets

Widgets provide a simple and easy-to-use way of displaying content and features on your sidebars or dashboard.

Sidebar widgets can be added, removed, and rearranged on the WordPress Administration Appearance > Widgets panel. Dashboard widgets can be enabled or disabled using Screen Options tab in your app dashboard page. All widgets have drag-and-drop functionality.

The following sections list the Campus Directory widgets:

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New Courses sidebar widget

New Courses is an entity sidebar widget. It shows latest 5 published course records without any page navigation links.

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Recent Additions sidebar widget

Recent Additions is an entity sidebar widget. It shows latest 4 published person records without any page navigation links.

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Recent Publications sidebar widget

Recent Publications is an entity sidebar widget. It shows latest 5 published publication records without any page navigation links.

Standards

Standard views display a single type of content in a custom format and can be used in place of archive views. Administrators can display standard views using their shortcodes by choosing the name of the view you want to display from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button on any page.

The following sections list the Campus Directory standard views available:

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Course List

"Course List" is a standard view which displays 10 Course records per page with a post status of publish in descending order by date. Page navigation is enabled. If you choose to install setup pages during plugin activation, a WordPress page is created with a title of "Course List". You can visit this page to access the view. To display it in another page or post, use [standard_courses] shortcode or select the view name from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button.

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Location Grid

"Location Grid" is a standard view which displays -1 Location records per page with a post status of publish in descending order by date. Page navigation is disabled. If you choose to install setup pages during plugin activation, a WordPress page is created with a title of "Location Grid". You can visit this page to access the view. To display it in another page or post, use [locations_grid] shortcode or select the view name from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button.

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People Detail Grid

"People Detail Grid" is a standard view which displays -1 Person records per page with a post status of publish in descending order by date. Page navigation is enabled. If you choose to install setup pages during plugin activation, a WordPress page is created with a title of "People Detail Grid". You can visit this page to access the view. To display it in another page or post, use [people_detail_grid] shortcode or select the view name from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button.

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People Grid

"People Grid" is a standard view which displays -1 Person records per page with a post status of publish in descending order by date. Page navigation is disabled. If you choose to install setup pages during plugin activation, a WordPress page is created with a title of "People Grid". You can visit this page to access the view. To display it in another page or post, use [people_grid] shortcode or select the view name from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button.

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People List

"People List" is a standard view which displays 10 Person records per page with a post status of publish in descending order by date. Page navigation is enabled. If you choose to install setup pages during plugin activation, a WordPress page is created with a title of "People List". You can visit this page to access the view. To display it in another page or post, use [standard_people] shortcode or select the view name from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Publication List

"Publication List" is a standard view which displays 10 Publication records per page with a post status of publish in descending order by date. Page navigation is enabled. If you choose to install setup pages during plugin activation, a WordPress page is created with a title of "Publication List". You can visit this page to access the view. To display it in another page or post, use [standard_publications] shortcode or select the view name from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button.

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Standard Locations

"Standard Locations" is a standard view which displays 10 Location records per page with a post status of publish in descending order by date. Page navigation is enabled. If you choose to install setup pages during plugin activation, a WordPress page is created with a title of "Standard Locations". You can visit this page to access the view. To display it in another page or post, use [standard_location] shortcode or select the view name from the WPAS component list after clicking on the WPAS toolbar button.

Forms

Forms allow users to enter data that is sent to Campus Directory for processing. Forms can be used to enter or retrieve search results related to your content.

The following sections list the Campus Directory forms:

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Course search

"Course search" form is used for searching course records from the frontend. You can use [course_search] shortcode to display it in a page or post of your choise as well.

The following are the fields used in the form:

  • Course Id (text)
  • Course Title (text)
  • Instructors (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Requisites (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Related Courses (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Course Locations (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Course Terms (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Course Units (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Course Times (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Course Days (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Careers (select-multiple selection allowed)
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Location search

"Location search" form is used for searching location records from the frontend. You can use [location_search] shortcode to display it in a page or post of your choise as well.

The following are the fields used in the form:

  • City (text)
  • State (selectadv)
  • Postal Code (text)
  • Country (selectadv)
  • Title (text)
  • Residents (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Courses (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Directory Tags (select-multiple selection allowed)
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

People search

"People search" form is used for searching person records from the frontend. You can use [people_search] shortcode to display it in a page or post of your choise as well.

The following are the fields used in the form:

  • First Name (text)
  • Last Name (text)
  • Person Type (radios)
  • Bio (wysiwyg)
  • Email (text)
  • Advisees (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Publication (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Courses (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Office Locations (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Academic Areas (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Affiliations (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Appointment Types (select-only single selection allowed)
  • Titles (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Research Areas (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Careers (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Directory Tags (select-multiple selection allowed)
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Publication search

"Publication search" form is used for searching publication records from the frontend. You can use [publication_search] shortcode to display it in a page or post of your choise as well.

The following are the fields used in the form:

  • Featured (checkbox)
  • DOI (text)
  • Citation (wysiwyg)
  • Abstract (wysiwyg)
  • Publication Title (text)
  • Author (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Publication Types (select-only single selection allowed)
  • Directory Tags (select-multiple selection allowed)
  • Publication Years (select-only single selection allowed)
  • Publication Venues (select-only single selection allowed)
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Roles and Capabilities

The following table shows the capabilities and the access roles available in Campus Directory app. "Red" color means the users who belong to the corresponding role do not have the capability. "Green" color means the users who belong to the corresponding role have the capability.

CAPABILITYAdministratorEditorAuthorContributorSubscriberCampus StaffCampus Manager
Edit People
Delete People
Edit Others People
Publish People
Read Private People
Delete Private People
Delete Published People
Delete Others People
Edit Private People
Edit Published People
Manage Operations People
Edit Publications
Delete Publications
Edit Others Publications
Publish Publications
Read Private Publications
Delete Private Publications
Delete Published Publications
Delete Others Publications
Edit Private Publications
Edit Published Publications
Manage Operations Publications
Edit Locations
Delete Locations
Edit Others Locations
Publish Locations
Read Private Locations
Delete Private Locations
Delete Published Locations
Delete Others Locations
Edit Private Locations
Edit Published Locations
Manage Operations Locations
Edit Courses
Delete Courses
Edit Others Courses
Publish Courses
Read Private Courses
Delete Private Courses
Delete Published Courses
Delete Others Courses
Edit Private Courses
Edit Published Courses
Manage Operations Courses
Limit by Author Backend People
CAPABILITYAdministratorEditorAuthorContributorSubscriberCampus StaffCampus Manager
Manage Publication Venues
Edit Publication Venues
Delete Publication Venues
Assign Publication Venues
Manage Publication Years
Edit Publication Years
Delete Publication Years
Assign Publication Years
Manage Directory Tags
Edit Directory Tags
Delete Directory Tags
Assign Directory Tags
Manage Careers
Edit Careers
Delete Careers
Assign Careers
Manage Course Days
Edit Course Days
Delete Course Days
Assign Course Days
Manage Course Times
Edit Course Times
Delete Course Times
Assign Course Times
Manage Course Units
Edit Course Units
Delete Course Units
Assign Course Units
Manage Course Terms
Edit Course Terms
Delete Course Terms
Assign Course Terms
Manage Publication Types
Edit Publication Types
Delete Publication Types
Assign Publication Types
Manage Honorific Suffixes
Edit Honorific Suffixes
Delete Honorific Suffixes
Assign Honorific Suffixes
Manage Honorific Prefixes
Edit Honorific Prefixes
Delete Honorific Prefixes
Assign Honorific Prefixes
Manage Research Areas
Edit Research Areas
Delete Research Areas
Assign Research Areas
Manage Titles
Edit Titles
Delete Titles
Assign Titles
Manage Appointment Types
Edit Appointment Types
Delete Appointment Types
Assign Appointment Types
Manage Affiliations
Edit Affiliations
Delete Affiliations
Assign Affiliations
Manage Academic Areas
Edit Academic Areas
Delete Academic Areas
Assign Academic Areas
CAPABILITYAdministratorEditorAuthorContributorSubscriberCampus StaffCampus Manager
All Relationships are open to public.
CAPABILITYAdministratorEditorAuthorContributorSubscriberCampus StaffCampus Manager
All Widgets are open to public.
CAPABILITYAdministratorEditorAuthorContributorSubscriberCampus StaffCampus Manager
All Forms are open to public.
CAPABILITYAdministratorEditorAuthorContributorSubscriberCampus StaffCampus Manager
All Views are open to public.

Administration

Plugins are managed from the Plugins screen in the Administration Screens of your WordPress site. All Plugins listed on this screen are found in your wp-content/plugins directory. Each Plugin has a description in its header section of what it does, an author and website to refer to, and a version number. Find Campus Directory from the list.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Installation

To install your Campus Directory Plugin using the built-in plugin installer:

  1. Download Campus Directory Plugin to your desktop.
  2. Go to Plugins "Add New".
  3. Under Upload, click "Browse".
  4. Find the campus-directory-professional-VERSION.zip file.
  5. Click Install Now to install the Campus Directory Plugin.
  6. A popup window will ask you to confirm your wish to install the Plugin.
  7. Click Proceed to continue with the installation. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install.
  8. If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it, or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.

Replace VERSION in instructions with the version number of Campus Directory you want to install. After the activation, the Campus Directory plugin setup may display notification asking if you if you'd like to install setup pages or skip setup page installation, click the appropriate button.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Uninstallation

To uninstall your Campus Directory Plugin using the built-in plugin installer:

  1. Go to Plugins screen.
  2. Find the Campus Directory Plugin you wish to deactivate and uninstall.
  3. Click Deactivate.
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Plugin Updates and Upgrades

WordPress auto-update system displays notification in the Admin Bar and also on the plugins page when new version of the Campus Directory is available.

To install the new version, simply hit the "Update automatically" button. WordPress will automatically download the new package, extract it and replace the old files. No FTP, removing old files, and uploading is required.

Upgrading your plugin

We offer different plugin editions to better match your needs. If you purchased a different edition of Campus Directory, follow the steps below to upgrade your plugin:

  1. Go WordPress plugins page and deactivate and optionally delete the current Campus Directory Professional edition.
  2. Install the new edition based on the instructions in WordPress Codex
  3. Activate the new edition
  4. Go to Plugin Settings page and save settings

Upgrading Campus Directory Professional edition does not have any impact on your existing data but it is always a good idea to back up your WordPress database as a rule of thumb before any changes.

Using Plugin Extensions

Campus Directory Professional edition is configured to work with many plugin extensions. Most plugin extensions work regardless of the edition unless specified specifically in the plugin page.

if you purchased a plugin extension, follow the instructions in WordPress Codex to install and activate your plugin extension like any other WordPress plugin.

If your extension comes with a license key, you must save and activate your license key to get software updates and support.

Maintaining your plugin

Keeping your plugin up-to-date is very important. At emdplugins.com, we regularly update our products to offer plugin or WordPress related bug fixes, product enhancements, patches for security vulnerabilities and more. Ability to receive these updates is critical to maintaining your software and site in working condition.

To be able to see the update notifications and receive updates, you must have a valid, activated license at all times. If your existing license is expired, you must renew it manually if you opted out of automatic renewals.

Please also note that you must have a valid license to get support for your plugin.

To activate your license:

  1. Go to CampusDirectory > Licenses page
  2. Enter the license key you receive in your purchase receipt
  3. Click "Save Changes" button
  4. Now, you will see, "Activate License" button and "INACTIVE" right next to your license key
  5. Click "Activate License" button to activate your license
  6. If you see "VALID" message in place of "INACTIVE", you should be able to get your plugin updates.

If you followed the steps above and still are not able to get the plugin updates, there could be additional configuration needed for your site.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Import/Export/Reset Content

Administrators can import/export from/to CSV files or reset Campus Directory entities, taxonomies and relationships by clicking on Operations button in entity list pages. You must be able to get a backup of your content and files before starting importing/exporting or resetting. Operations page is divided into Import, Export, and Reset tabs.

Importing

Import tab is used to visually import existing records into an entity, its taxonomies and relationships. Each fields to be imported must be mapped to the app design.If you have custom fields in your CSV files, these fields can be imported as well. By default, custom fields are not mapped and they do not have a mapped label. You need to specify custom field's label in the corresponding textbox to import it correctly. The imported custom fields are created for every record with the corresponding value specified in the CSV file.

In you import large files with a lot of images or files attached, your server may be temporarily unavailable and return a white screen. This is due to the extended time needed by WordPress to process and create image thumbnails. If you get a white screen, open up a browser screen and monitor the activity in Media library. If you see images getting created, wait until all activity stops. After image or file addition stops, check if all your records are imported correctly. As a sanity check, you can do the import again but this time checking the Update existing data based on unique field(s) option.

Updating and syncing with external systems

Update option checks the existing records against the CSV file and see if there is a change. If there is a change, it finds the difference and updates the record. For example, if an image is added, the new image is added. If the incoming record does not include an existing image, the existing image which is not included in the incoming record gets deleted. All deletions are permanent. If the incoming record is not there, new record is created. You can use the update option to sync your existing records with external systems.

Exporting

Export tab is used to export the content of an entity as a CSV file. If an entity has relationships, they must be exported separately from the main entity. You will see additional export buttons if this is the case. When you export records, all custom fields are exported as well.

Resetting

Reset tab is used to permanently delete the content of an entity including all the attached images and files. You can also choose to delete all entity content, relationships, or taxonomies. Make sure you have a backup of your content, attached images and/or files before any reset action.

You can take a backup of your content to CSV using export tab. However, you need to take a backup of your attached files manually. In addition, if you need to re-import after the reset using the exported CSV, you must modify the URLs of your attached images to the new or backup location to import them back correctly.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Modifying Form Fields

Administrators can show, hide, and resize form elements by clicking on the Settings page under CampusDirectory menu. In addition, form captcha element can be set to "Visitors Only","Always Show", or "Never Show".

Required fields can not be disabled however you can change the column size. The optional fields can be enabled, disabled, or modified to occupy more or less space in the form layout.

Make sure to save your changes after any modification otherwise your changes will not take effect.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Changing Entity Base Slug

The default entity base slug can be changed within entity tab of settings page in CampusDirectory menu. After you update, make sure to refresh your site's Permalinks under Settings. You can only change base slug if post name based permalink structure is selected.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Localization(l10n)

Campus Directory can be translated into any language by editing campusdir-pro-emd-plugins.pot and campusdir-pro.pot files.

  • campusdir-pro-emd-plugins.pot file is for the components used in Campus Directory.
  • campusdir-pro.pot file is for the Campus Directory specific strings that need to be translated.

Follow the steps below to fully translate Campus Directory into the desired language:

  1. Copy campusdir-pro-emd-plugins.pot as language specific .po file such as campusdir-pro-emd-plugins-tr_TR.po.
  2. Copy campusdir-pro.pot as language specific .po file such as campusdir-pro-tr_TR.po.
  3. Use your favorite PO file editor and complete translation strings in the .po files you created.
  4. When translations are completed, create .mo file of each .po file.
  5. Create wp-content/languages/campusdir-pro directory
  6. Put translated .mo files and .po files in the directory above to protect them from getting deleted during plugin updates.
  7. Change the language to the translated language from Settings > General > Site Language.
  8. Repeat the process until you get all strings translated
  9. .
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Screen Options

Screen Options is displayed as a hanging tab under the toolbar. Click on the Screen Options tab to expand the options available for a particular Screen, check (or uncheck) the desired options, then click the Screen Options hanging tab to collapse the Screen Options. Each screen may have a different set of Screen Options.

Edit page screen options allow the user to decide the edit boxes ,such as taxonomies, relationships or specific boxes such as authors, are presented in the edit area. You can turn on and off the ones that are not needed for a particular edit session.

List page screen options allow users to set the number of records displayed in the list table.

Creating Shortcodes

Shortcodes are small blocks of reusable code that can be inserted in a page to generate dynamic and often complex functionality. There is no limit in number of shortcodes that can be created and used. Multiple shortcodes can be used in the same page.

Examples

The following shortcode creates a Course List page with courses of Careers category.

[standard_courses filter="tax::career::is::YOUR TAXONOMY VALUE;"]

The following shortcode creates a Course List page with courses of Careers category.

[standard_courses filter="attr::emd_course_featured::is::YOUR ATTRIBUTE VALUE;"]

The following shortcode creates a Course List page with courses of Careers category where Featured is emd_course_featured .

[standard_courses filter="attr::emd_course_featured::is::YOUR ATTRIBUTE VALUE;tax::career::is::YOUR TAXONOMY VALUE;"]

The following shortcode creates a Course List page with the published courses of Careers category where Featured is emd_course_featured in descending order by comment count, displaying 15 courses with no pagination.

[standard_courses filter="attr::emd_course_featured::is::YOUR ATTRIBUTE VALUE;tax::career::is::YOUR TAXONOMY VALUE;misc::post_status::is::publish;misc::order::is::DESC;misc::posts_per_page::is::15;misc::has_pages::is::false;misc::orderby::is::comment_count;"]

Note: Replace YOUR ATTRIBUTE VALUE with the value stored for that attribute and YOUR TAXONOMY VALUE with the slug of the corresponding taxonomy value.

Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Using Visual Shortcode Builder

Campus Directory Professional comes with Visual Shortcode Builder(VSB) module which allows creating advanced custom shortcodes without manually writing code. To use Visual Shortcode Builder:

  1. Create a new page
  2. Click on WPAS button right next to Add Media button
  3. Find and select the view or form you'd like to use a base from the drowdown list
  4. Modify the shortcode by adding filters from taxonomy, attribute, relationship or misc categories
    • Don't forget to click + icon every time you add a filter
    • You can create as many filters as you need in the same shortcode
  5. When you finished, click Insert Shortcode button. The shortcode will be inserted to the page
  6. Update or publish the page to see the shortcode result
  7. Repeat the same process for all your shortcodes
Last Updated: 2016-12-02

Customizations

Campus Directory customization can be done on 3 different areas

  • Look & Feel - changing layout and overall presentation of content
  • Functionality - adding, deleting or modifying existing plugin functionality
  • Strings - changing the field names

Plugin customization can be implemented by using 4 different methods:

Customizing functionality

If you'd like to modify the functionality, you need to modify the plugin design (sold separately) using WP App Studio ProDev API access (sold separately and monthly development plans are available).

Customizing look & feel

If you like to customize how HTML elements are to be displayed on screen, you can add custom CSS rules with higher specificity to your theme's style.css file.

If you'd like to customize layouts of Campus Directory, Please follow the steps below:

  1. Create "emd_templates" directory under your theme's directory.
  2. Copy the layout files that you want to customize into "emd_templates" directory which you created in step 1 from PLUGIN-ROOT/layouts directory
  3. Modify the file based on your needs

The layout files you added in the "emd_templates" has always precedence over the plugin's layout files. If the customized files get deleted, the layouts which came with your plugin are displayed. We recommend that you create a child theme if you'd like to minimize the risk of accidental deleting of the "emd_templates" directory because of theme updates.

The following layout file types can be customized:

  • Single view page
  • Archive view page
  • Taxonomy view page
  • Search form result page
  • Standard list page
  • Integration page
  • Org chart record and tooltip layout page

Customizing strings

Campus Directory labels and messages can be customized to better match your needs through language files. The customization is very similar to localization but recommended for US English users only. If your language is different than US English, you should localize instead of customize. The customization can be done for the strings included in campusdir-pro-emd-plugins.pot and campusdir-pro.pot files.

The following steps cover the string customization of labels and messages.

  • campusdir-pro-emd-plugins.pot file is for the translatable strings of components used in Campus Directory.
  • campusdir-pro.pot file is for the Campus Directory specific strings that need to be translated.

Follow the steps below to fully customize Campus Directory labels and messages:

  1. Copy campusdir-pro-emd-plugins.pot as language specific .po file such as campusdir-pro-emd-plugins-en_US.po.
  2. Copy campusdir-pro.pot as language specific .po file such as campusdir-pro-en_US.po.
  3. Use your favorite PO file editor or plugin and complete customization of strings in the .po files you created.
  4. When customization are completed, create .mo file of each .po file.
  5. Create wp-content/languages/campusdir-pro directory.
  6. Put customized .mo files and .po files in the directory above to protect them from getting deleted during plugin updates.
  7. Repeat the process until you get all strings customized. If you do not need a string to be customizes, leave it as it is.

All customization can be done by yourself or emarketdesign.com. Open a support ticket, if you prefer us to do the customization for you.

Glossary

Below is the list of attribute and taxonomy definitions.

Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Course

A course is a unit of teaching that typically lasts one academic term, is led by one or more instructors (teachers or professors), and has a fixed roster of students. It is usually an individual subject. A course may have multiple sessions in that case each session is a separate course.

Featured
Featured is filterable in the admin area. Featured does not have a default value.
Course Id
Unique identifier for a course. Course Id is a required field. Being a unique identifier, it uniquely distinguishes each instance of Course entity. Course Id is filterable in the admin area. Course Id does not have a default value.
Course Title
Course Title is a required field. Course Title does not have a default value.
Content
Content does not have a default value.
Status
Status is filterable in the admin area. Status has a default value of "'Open_for_enrollment'".Status is displayed as a dropdown and has predefined values of: open-for-enrollment, closed-for-enrollment, waitlist.
Directory Tag
Generic taxonomy which binds people, courses and publications together. Directory Tag accepts multiple values like tags. Directory Tag does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Directory Tag":

Instructors
Allows to display and create connections with People. One instance of Courses can associated with many instances of People, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Courses or in the edit area of Courses using Instructors relationship boxes. After a relationship is setup by pressing the plus icon, you may fill out relationship fields to complete connection creation.
Requisites
Allows to display and create connections with Courses. One instance of Courses can associated with many instances of Courses, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of Courses using Requisites relationship box. After a relationship is setup by pressing the plus icon, you may fill out relationship fields to complete connection creation.
Related Courses
Allows to display and create connections with Courses. One instance of Courses can associated with many instances of Courses, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of Courses using Related Courses relationship box.
Course Locations
Allows to display and create connections with Locations. One instance of Courses can associated with many instances of Locations, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of Courses using Course Locations or in the edit area of Locations using Courses relationship boxes. After a relationship is setup by pressing the plus icon, you may fill out relationship fields to complete connection creation.
Course Days
If the course is offered at the same location with different day, start or end times, create a new connection. If not, select multiple days. Course Days is an attribute of Courses relationship and can be set after the connection created. Course Days does not have a default value.
Start Time
Start Time is an attribute of Courses relationship and can be set after the connection created. Start Time does not have a default value.
End time
End time is an attribute of Courses relationship and can be set after the connection created. End time does not have a default value.
Unit Number
Unit Number is an attribute of Courses relationship and can be set after the connection created. Unit Number does not have a default value.
Type
Prerequisite: A course that a student must pass before enrolling in the more advanced course. Corequisite: A course that a student must enroll in at the same time as, or in some cases prior to, enrolling in the desired course. Type is an attribute of Requisites relationship and can be set after the connection created. Supported values are;
  • Prerequisite
  • Corequisite
Type does not have a default value.
Elective
Optional prerequisite or corequisite. One can choose elective requisite course in place of another elective requisite course. Elective is an attribute of Requisites relationship and can be set after the connection created. Elective does not have a default value.
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Location

A location is a place relevant to people or courses. Each location may have multiple units.

Featured
Featured is filterable in the admin area. Featured does not have a default value.
Photos
Photos does not have a default value.
Address
Address is a required field. Address does not have a default value.
City
City is a required field. City does not have a default value.
State
State does not have a default value.
Postal Code
Postal Code does not have a default value.
Country
Country is filterable in the admin area. Country does not have a default value.
Full Address
Full Address does not have a default value.
Map
Map does not have a default value.
Slider Interval
The amount of time to delay between automatically cycling an item. If false, carousel will not automatically cycle. Default:5000. It has no effect for single image slides. Slider Interval has a default value of "3000".
Sliding effect
Adds a CSS transition and animation effect, which makes the items slide when showing a new item. It has no effect for single image slides. Sliding effect has a default value of "1".
Show indicators
Display or hide indicators which are the little dots at the bottom of each slide. They indicate how many slides there is in the carousel, and which slide the user are currently viewing. You might want to disable it for single image slides. Show indicators has a default value of "1".
Show Caption
Display or hide image caption for carousel images. Caption title comes from image title attribute, and caption text comes from the image caption, both of which can be set in WordPress media library by editing the image selected. Both text are responsive. Show Caption has a default value of "1".
Show Controls
Display or hide carousel controls. You might want to disable it for single image slides. Show Controls has a default value of "1".
Title
Title is a required field. Being a unique identifier, it uniquely distinguishes each instance of Location entity. Title does not have a default value.
Details
Details does not have a default value.
Directory Tag
Generic taxonomy which binds people, courses and publications together. Directory Tag accepts multiple values like tags. Directory Tag does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Directory Tag":

Courses
Allows to display and create connections with Courses. One instance of Locations can associated with many instances of Courses, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of Courses using Course Locations or in the edit area of Locations using Courses relationship boxes. After a relationship is setup by pressing the plus icon, you may fill out relationship fields to complete connection creation.
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Person

Any person who is a faculty, graduate or undergraduate student, staff. A person may teach or attend courses or support other persons.

First Name
First Name is a required field. Being a unique identifier, it uniquely distinguishes each instance of Person entity. First Name is filterable in the admin area. First Name does not have a default value.
Last Name
Last Name is a required field. Being a unique identifier, it uniquely distinguishes each instance of Person entity. Last Name is filterable in the admin area. Last Name does not have a default value.
Person Type
Person Type is a required field. Person Type is filterable in the admin area. Person Type does not have a default value.
Photo
For best results choose a photo close to 150x150px dimensions with crop thumbnail to exact dimensions option selected in WordPress media settings Photo does not have a default value.
Bio
Bio does not have a default value.
Email
Email is filterable in the admin area. Email does not have a default value.
Phone
Phone is filterable in the admin area. Phone does not have a default value.
Website
Website does not have a default value.
Personal Website
Personal Website does not have a default value.
Google Scholar
Google Scholar does not have a default value.
Linkedin
Linkedin does not have a default value.
Twitter
Twitter does not have a default value.
Education
Education does not have a default value.
Academic Appointments
Academic Appointments does not have a default value.
Awards and Honors
Awards and Honors does not have a default value.
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae does not have a default value.
Directory Tag
Generic taxonomy which binds people, courses and publications together. Directory Tag accepts multiple values like tags. Directory Tag does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Directory Tag":

Affiliation
An organization that a person is affiliated with. For example, a school/university, a club, or a team. Affiliation accepts multiple values like tags. Affiliation does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Affiliation":

Academic Area
Academic area of expertise Academic Area accepts multiple values like tags. Academic Area does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Academic Area":

Honorific Prefix
An honorific prefix preceding a Person's name such as Dr/Mrs/Mr. Honorific Prefix accepts multiple values like tags. Honorific Prefix does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Honorific Prefix":

Honorific Suffix
An honorific suffix preceding a Person's name such as M.D. /PhD/MSCSW. Honorific Suffix accepts multiple values like tags. Honorific Suffix does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Honorific Suffix":

Advisor
Allows to display and create connections with People. One instance of People can associated with many instances of People, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Advisor relationship box.
Supported Faculty
Allows to display and create connections with People. One instance of People can associated with many instances of People, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Support Staff relationship box.
Advisees
Allows to display and create connections with People. One instance of People can associated with many instances of People, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Advisor relationship box.
Support Staff
Allows to display and create connections with People. One instance of People can associated with many instances of People, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Support Staff relationship box.
Courses
Allows to display and create connections with Courses. One instance of People can associated with many instances of Courses, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Courses or in the edit area of Courses using Instructors relationship boxes. After a relationship is setup by pressing the plus icon, you may fill out relationship fields to complete connection creation.
Publication
Allows to display and create connections with Publications. One instance of People can associated with many instances of Publications, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Publication or in the edit area of Publications using Author relationship boxes.
Teaching Role
Role this person plays in teaching of this course Teaching Role is an attribute of Instructors relationship and can be set after the connection created. Supported values are;
  • Instructor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Other
Teaching Role does not have a default value.
Office Hours Day
Office Hours Day is an attribute of Instructors relationship and can be set after the connection created. Office Hours Day does not have a default value.
Office Hour Start
Office Hour Start is an attribute of Instructors relationship and can be set after the connection created. Office Hour Start does not have a default value.
Office Hours End
Office Hours End is an attribute of Instructors relationship and can be set after the connection created. Office Hours End does not have a default value.
Signup
Signup is an attribute of Instructors relationship and can be set after the connection created. Supported values are;
  • Drop-in
  • By Appointment
Signup has a default value of "Drop-in".
Unit Number
Unit Number is an attribute of Residents relationship and can be set after the connection created. Unit Number does not have a default value.
Last Updated: 2016-12-17

Publication

The act or process of producing a book, article, etc., and making it available to the public.

Featured
Featured is filterable in the admin area. Featured does not have a default value.
DOI
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency (the International DOI Foundation) to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically. Being a unique identifier, it uniquely distinguishes each instance of Publication entity. DOI is filterable in the admin area. DOI does not have a default value.
Citation
Citation does not have a default value.
Downloadable
Downloadable does not have a default value.
External Link
External Link does not have a default value.
Abstract
Abstract does not have a default value.
Publication Title
Publication Title is a required field. Being a unique identifier, it uniquely distinguishes each instance of Publication entity. Publication Title does not have a default value.
Directory Tag
Generic taxonomy which binds people, courses and publications together. Directory Tag accepts multiple values like tags. Directory Tag does not have a default value.

There are no preset values for "Directory Tag":

Author
Allows to display and create connections with People. One instance of Publications can associated with many instances of People, and vice versa. The relationship can be set up in the edit area of People using Publication or in the edit area of Publications using Author relationship boxes.