These fields are available when you view most entries, like those in FHCE, SSAC, College, etc. They allow you to design your web page in a number of ways, so knowing the fields at your disposal enables you to make the best web pages. Just don't overdo it.

Keep Things Simple

Remember, our goal is to make our user's top tasks as easy to complete as possible. Don't go wild with styling or make a messy page with unnecessary fields. Start by writing Heading2 + paragraph pairs, just like this. Almost all web pages would be perfect with only these 5 fields:

  1. Title
  2. Leading Sentence
  3. Body (using Heading2 + paragraph pairs)
  4. Contact
  5. Left Menu

Common Fieldset Fields

Fields marked as "common" are what you'll want to familiarize yourself with. The other fields do special things like generate a timeline or embed a video. 

Title common

This is used by Expression Engine when listing entries. For example, when you go to Content > Edit > FHCE, you'll see the entries listed by Title. Notice the pipes that denote hierarchy. If adding a new entry, define the title consistent with that convention. This makes searching based on anything in the title possible, and groups related entries when clicking the Title column head.

For channels News, Events and Galleries, simply define Title as the title of your thing. This will be used inside Expression Engine and displayed at the top of the web page.

URL Title

This is the last portion of the web address. For example, "undergraduate" would be at<channel>/undergraduate. I don't recommend changing this.

Page Title common

This is what will be displayed at the top of your web page.

Page Subtitle

This is an optional subtitle under the Page Title. When you'd like a few words or very short sentence describing your page, this is useful. But generally its better to use a leading sentence, instead, with more detail (next field).

Leading Sentence

This sentence or sentences tells the user basically what this page is about. It confirms to them that they’re in the right place. You may also brag. For example, on the FHCE front page:

We provide leading-edge teaching, research and outreach that improves the economic well-being for families, increases the quality of life in communities and prepares future leaders and entrepreneurs.

Body common

Here's where almost everything in the web page is, and what you'll likely be editing. Feel free to play around in here to see how it works; you can always roll-back a page using the "Revisions" tab to the top right.

To create headings, select text and use the first dropdown box to define the size of the header. Inside Body, I'd recommend heading2. In the side boxes--Highlight Box, Side Item--I recommend heading3. Read more about headings.

To place a colored box around your text, select a paragraph, click the Styles dropdown, then choose a style that begins in "Paragraph." Depending on this paragraph's function, choose the appropriate option. Use sparingly.

To create a link, select your link text then click the Link icon (looks like a chain). After that, use the dialog box to make your link. The most common uses are:

  • Link to a web page in this website by changing Link Type to Site Page, then select your entry. Entries are sorted by channel. Click the Site Page dropdown then type the first letter of your channel to quickly see its entries.
  • Link to a document on your computer by clicking the Browse Server button, then the Upload File button at the top right.

To fix incorrect formatting, select your text then click the Remove Format icon (looks like Tx). After that, it still might look big like a heading; the first dropdown box would indicate this if this were the case. Change that box to "Normal" to remove the heading.

If that doesn't work, you can click Source (last button) and it would look something like <tag>your text</tag>.  Remove the <tag>your text</tag> portion, then click Source again to see if it worked.See Removing Styles for more.

To create a multi-column list, create a bulleted list using the Bulleted List icon, place your cursor somewhere in it, click the Styles dropdown, then choose a style that begins in "List."

To create a pretty table, create a table using the Table icon, place your cursor somewhere in the table, click the Styles dropdown, then choose "Table."

To paste and retain formatting/links, click the Paste from Word icon and use that dialog.

Highlight Box common

This is the left box. If you'd like something highlighted on the page such as a call-to-action for what you want your user to do, place it here, but keep it short. A common format would be a heading3 followed by a sentence. Your link can be text in the sentence or a button below. The button would ideally be one of the top two: Button Call to Action or Button Primary. Example:

Ready to start?

Don't wait, jump start your career with our degree.


Highlight Box Import

This puts content in the same place as the Highlight Box field, except this field links to the Side Items channel and can pull in those entries instead of you having to type it out. This is useful for repeated content, so you don't have to re-type it and can manage it in one spot. Add an entry to the Side Items channel to make it appear here.

Side Item common

This is the right box. It is like the Highlight Box, except thinner. Like the Highlight Box, a heading3 with a short amount of content is best. Generally a list of (short) links is best here. Example:


Short Link 1

Short Link 2

Short Link 3

Anything put in the Highlight Box or Side Item must be kept short, especially headings.

Side Item Import

This puts content in the same place as the Side Item field, except this field links to the Side Items channel and can pull in those entries instead of you having to type it out. This is useful for repeated Side Item content, so you don't have to re-type it and can manage it in one spot. Add an entry to the Side Items channel to make it appear here.

Bottom Box

This is a box of content that would be placed below the body, spanning the whole width of the document.


Including files here creates links at the bottom of the page.  You can alternatively link text in the Body field to your file using the Link tool, but using this field is easier.


Including images here creates thumbnails that link to the full-size image at the bottom of the page. You can alternatively place images in the Body field using the Image tool, but using this field is easier and recommended.


This adds a video to your page. Only one is shown, so if you select more than one, one will randomly be chosen.


Items added to this table will be displayed in an accordion menu. When Title is clicked, Body will expand. If you’d like a heading above a collection of titles, insert a row with ONLY Title defined; this Title will be used to create a heading.

If you want to link to a specific place in this accordion, you can make a link like, replacing the URL with your own and the 2 at the end with the number of your row. If you're linking to a page with an accordion from an another page, wanting to go straight to that row and expand it, you can make the link like

Icon Scroller

This creates a widget that shows four items at a time. Each item is an what you define in Image with Title beneath it. See for an example. In the first row ONLY define Title as what you’d like the heading in the box to be.


This puts a slideshow into your page. Great for giving < 10 images good real estate into the middle of your page. For 10+, it's best to add a new photo gallery (Content > Publish > Gallery).


This places a testimonial into your page. If more than one are included, one will be randomly chosen.


This includes a timeline into your page. Handy for history pages.

Contact common

This connects to the People and Contact Offices channels to allow you to include a contact. See the People channel if you'd like to edit the information for a particular person, or the Contact Offices channel to edit an office.

Related People

This connects to the People channel to allow you to include related people. Unlike Contact People, these people have more information included in the body of the page. If you'd like to list your faculty/staff, for example, fill this list with them. Read more about people.

Featured People

This connects to the Featured People channel to allow you to include featured people. A Featured People entry contains a person's name, their photo, and a blurb about them. So if you have a featured person that's a Consumer Economics alumni, it could be a good idea to include them into a Consumer Economics-related page. Read more about people.

The blurb under the featured person's name makes a difference in the relevance of the link. (The more relevant, the more helpful.) For instance, if I have an HDFS alumni whose blurb is "Lindsey Hutchins has found UGA to be the perfect place for her to pursue community involvement," and community involvement is a hot topic for HDFS undergraduates, then it would make sense for that Featured People entry to be used on the HDFS Undergraduate page. But if it's "When you are part of FACS, there is someone always willing and available to help," then that would be best linked from a general recruitment page, like Why Choose FACS.

Don't just dump a bunch of people related to a page into the Featured People field. Selectively choose based on their blurb's relevance. 

Header Images common

You can include header image(s) here. Only high-quality photos are recommended; it's better to have no header image at all than a low-quality one. Don't use purely decorative or "feel-good" stock images. Read more about header images.

Common Fieldset Advanced Fields

These fields are under the "advanced" tab when viewing an entry. Normally you won't use them, except for Left Menu.

Left Menu common

This determines the placement of this entry in the left menu of your channel. Defining this is recommended for your entry. While most entries need this so they are publicly linked, some don't because they are instead directly linked to and/or need the full span of a page without the left menu. To view the contents of any channel's Left Menu, click the Taxonomy button at the top of Expression Engine. You can also reorder the left menu from within the Taxonomy interface.

Include News

If this is chosen, entries in the News channel can be listed on this web page. The news entries must have the same category as this web page in order to be included. See the "Categories" tab at the top of an entry  to see what category this web page belongs to, then make sure that same category is selected when adding a News entry.

Some web pages don't have a specific category. That is because it doesn't look like they'll need one. For example, the FHCE page for "Double Majors" may not have any news associated with it, so we keep the categories minimal by not including a Double Majors category. However, if we realize we need a new category, we could add one. Or, if it's just one seldom news story would apply to Double Majors, then we could add the News entry and manually include the link to the news story, without using the category automation. Or we could use the broader category of FHCE > Undergraduate, so that the Undergraduate index would pick up the news.

Include Events

Same logic as Include News.

Include Photo Galleries

Same logic as Include News.

Common Fieldset Global Fields

These fields are the typical Expression Engine fields found in any entry. You typically won't need to modify these, except when removing a person from the website who no longer is with our college. In that case, change their Status (Options tab) to Closed.

Entry Date (Date tab)

This is when the entry was created. You can future-date entries if you wish so that they don't display until this date. This is useful for News entries.

Expiration Date (Date tab)

If you submit an expiration date, this entry will not longer be displayed on the web past that date. This is useful for News entries.

Channel (Options tab)

You can move this entry to another channel.

Status (Options tab)

To delete an entry, it's better to change this to "Closed" rather than deleting it. This way, it's removed from our public website, but we can retrieve it for future use or resurrect it should we need it again. This field is commonly used with People entries.

Make Entry Sticky (Options tab)

For news, events or galleries, if you'd like the entry to float to the top of the list and stay there, check this. This is useful if you have a front page news story that you want to remain there, even if newer stories are added.