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Create an OC Initiative page

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The OC Initiative content type is used to present details about ongoing city or council priorities. The content type allows for in-depth explanations of the initiative, working with OC Resource pages to provide further documents and information. 

an example initiatives page

The WYSIWYG Editor, Accordion panels, and Side panels give you ample space for content, and the initiative can be easily updated by creating new resource pages. OC Resource pages created under the OC Initiative page will display in the Resources side panel; this panel will only show if you have published resource pages. The initiative page will display the 2 most recently published resources at a time, with a View all link to a page listing all resources. You will need to Publish the parent initiative page before any published resource pages display.

See it in action: you can check out an initiatives listing, an initiative page, a resource listing, and a resource page on our demo site.

Create an initiative page

  1. Right-click in your site tree where you would like to create the page. If you are using the OC Initiatives template on your listing page, your initiative pages will need to be direct child pages.
  2. Select Create Page.
  3. Choose OC Initiative as your content type.
  4. Fill in the necessary fields.
  5. Publish your page.

What to include on your initiatives page

Use the following information to fill out the OC Initiative page fields:



Page name

Completes the unique page URL

Initiative title

The name of the initiative. Also used as the title of the page.

Initiative summary

A brief overview of the initiative. This will display on listing pages, landing pages, and search results.

Add a feature image (recommended width 900px)

Main image for the initiative, used on listing pages, landing pages, search results, and the initiatives page

Supporting information

Accordion panels

Add additional content in a collapsible accordion panel by clicking the 'edit' icon to open a WYSIWYG Editor.

Side panels

Add additional side panel content by clicking the 'edit' button to open the WYSIWYG Editor.

Add supporting links

Related internal or external links for the initiative.

Add supporting documents

Any related documentation for the initiative.

Add common search terms people would use when looking for this initiative

Keywords or metadata to boost the page in search results.

Content labels

These labels organize your content internally (i.e., your site visitors won’t see the labels). You can make lists out of content with the same label.

Please note that all side panel content will appear at the bottom of the page when viewed on a mobile device.

What else?

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