CMS Lite Theme Template

Access to sub-theme templates is restricted to approved content editors. The information below outlines the Gov Theme and Newsfeed tabs.  Details for the remaining tabs are located in the Content Pane portion of this manual.

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Gov Theme tab in Theme template

Gov Theme Tab

The following information is based on a sub-theme page only.  

Page Intro: The text in this field will be displayed directly below the sub-theme title.

Tile Text: The tile text is displayed with each sub-theme in the Services & Information Topics section of a theme page.

Theme Page Image: not applicable to sub-theme pages or intranet theme templates

Homepage Icon Image: not applicable to sub-theme pages or intranet theme templates

Theme Menu Image: not applicable to sub-theme pages or intranet theme templates

Theme Search Configuration: not applicable to sub-theme pages

Popular Topics

Up to three popular topics may be displayed at the top of each sub-theme page. (Note: Popular Topics and Feature Items appear on a separate tab on intranet templates)

  1. Click on the [Add New 3-Column Popular Topics] action button
    The Heading field will be displayed
    add a popular topic heading
  2. Enter Popular Topics in the Heading field
  3. Click the [Add New Feature] action button
    The Feature component will be displayed below the Heading field
    Popular Topic fields
  4. Enter up to a maximum of 40 characters into the Link Title field which will be displayed above the Text field and link to further information
  5. In the Link URL field, you may link to a page/asset, or enter an external URL
    1.  Enter an external URL (include http://), or
    2. Select the Browse drop-down menu and choose the applicable option
      browse menu
      The applicable picker will be displayed
  6. Search or Navigate to the page/asset
  7. Choose the [Select] to complete the action
    The picker will be closed and the Link URL field will be populated
  8. Link Target field defaults to Current Window  
    • Links to a webpage, both internal and external, should be opened in the same (current) window
    • Links to another application, for example, Adobe Reader, should always open in a new window.  If applicable, click the drop-down arrow and select New Window
  9. Repeat steps 3 - 8 to add additional topics.  The  [Add New Feature] action button will no longer be displayed when the maximum limit of three has been reached

Theme Feature Items

Up to four feature items may be displayed at the bottom of each sub-theme page.

  1. Click on the [Add New Theme Features Items] action button
    The Feature Items component will be displayed
    theme feature component
  2. Enter an applicable title in the Heading field to appear above the image - maxiumum 40 characters
  3. To add an Image, click on the [Browse] button. (Refer to Graphics in the CMS Lite for specifications)
    The Image Picker will be displayed
    Image Picker
  4. Search or Navigate to the applicable asset which has been uploaded into Asset folders 
  5. Choose the [Select] to complete the action
  6. Enter up to a maximum 150 characters into the required Caption field to be displayed below the image
  7. Enter up to a maximum of 40 characters into the Link Title field which will be displayed below the caption to link to further information
  8. In the Link URL field, you may link to a page/asset, or enter an external URL
    1.  Enter an external URL (include http://), or
    2. Select the Browse drop-down menu and choose the applicable option
      browse menu
      The applicable picker will be displayed
  9. Search or Navigate to the page/asset
  10. Choose the [Select] to complete the action
    The picker will be closed and the Link URL field will be populated
  11. Link Target field defaults to Current Window  
    • Links to a webpage, both internal and external, should always open in the same window
    • Links to another application, for example, Adobe Reader, should always open in a new window.  If applicable, click the drop-down arrow and select New Window

Newsfeed Tab

Up to six news feeds may be added to the Right-column of a sub-theme page.

  1. Click on the [Add New Feed] action button
    Add New Feed action button
    The Feed component will be displayed
    News feed component
  2. Feed Title: maximum characters 128
  3. Feed URL*: enter a valid news feed URL.  Example: https://news.gov.bc.ca/themes/british-columbians-and-our-governments/feed (xml page link)
  4. Max Number of Items: enter an applicable number of items to displayed in the feed
  5. Show Date: defaults to No.  Use the drop-down arrow to set to Yes
  6. Show Intro: defaults to No.  Use the drop-down arrow to set to Yes
  7. Sort by: defaults to Descending. Use the drop-down arrow to set to Ascending
  8. Max Words to Display:  if you selected Yes in the Show Intro field, enter an amount to truncate large introduction
  9. Link Text: maximum characters 32.  Example: View More News
  10. Link URL: enter a valid URL.  Example: https://news.gov.bc.ca/themes/british-columbians-and-our-governments (html page link)

The following example displays three items with Date (in descending order), with no Intro text, and the Feed Title is News & Updates.  Note that the component heading will always be News.  

example of a right-column news box