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Create an OC Public Notice page

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The OC Public Notice content type presents detailed city or council communications required for lawmaking or legislation proceedings. While some details will appear on the listing, your community members will need to click through to the public notice page to see all the information.


Create a public notice page

We recommend creating your public notices under your listing page to help keep your site organized. 

  1. Right-click in the site tree and select Create Page.
  2. Choose OC Public Notice as the content type.
  3. Fill in the necessary fields and enter the main content into the WYSIWYG Editor.
  4. Publish your page.

While there are important fields on an OC Public Notice page, the WYSIWYG Editor is where the bulk of the content will go. 


What to include on your public notice

Use the following information to fill out the OC Public Notice page fields:

Field Function
Page name Completes the unique page URL
Public Notice title The title of the notice displayed in listings and on the notice page.
Short description of Public Notice A summary of the notice for the listing page.
On display until Add an expiration date and time for the notice. If you leave this field blank, the notice will display indefinitely.
Select categories

Assign a category for the notice. This category will display on the listing page and the notice page.

Note: site managers and system administrators can change the preset categories in the Site Management settings before content authors start creating public notice pages.

Choose how this content will display on homepage listings

This dropdown menu will give you three options:

  1. Show on homepage listing (default): public notices will show as normal on the homepage listing, determined by the activation date.
  2. Pin to homepage listing: the public notice will be pinned to the homepage listing to show regardless of the activation date
  3. Do not show on homepage listing: the public notice will not display on the homepage listing.

Note: expired public notices will not display on the homepage listing

Contact details
Contact name Name of the contact person or department
Contact phone number Phone number of the contact person or department
Alternate phone number Alternate phone number of the contact person or department
Contact email Email of the contact person or department
Supporting information
Additional side panels Add additional side panel content using a WYSIWYG Editor. Use the field provided to name the panel and the 'edit' button to open the WYSIWYG Editor.
Add supporting links Related internal or external links for the public notice
Add supporting documents Related documents for the public notice
Add common search terms people would use when looking for this content Keywords or metadata to boost the page in site search results
Content labels These labels organize your content internally (i.e., your site visitors won’t see the labels). You can make contents lists using these content labels.

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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