Please note that the instructions below pertain solely to the Site Administrators.

Best Practices for Creating a Site Section Page

This checklist is to help ensure that when you are drafting and building your page, you are creating the content appropriately. This list is an overview of the steps needed. The checklist has been broken into sections so that you are able to pick the sections that are relevant to you. We strongly encourage you to follow each step. 

Site Section Page / Microsite Page 

This feature is a way to denote major pillar areas of a site, also known as a micro site. This is to create a distinct or specialized group of pages that are related and need to stand out from the rest of your site.  This functionality should be used sparingly.  To create a site section, you will first create a page and then add a featured media image that is only available for Site Administrators and above.

  1. Create your page (Content > Add content > Page)
  2. Add title
    Note: The page name may be cut off if your page title is too long or your page is further down in the site structure.
  3. Add subtitle (optional)
    Note: This can be used to help shorten your page title. The text is smaller than title text.
  4. Site Section Page / Microsite Page
    Add banner image (optional)
    Note: This will create a site section (sub site). A blue overlay will automatically be added to the page.
  5. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Section
    • Add a Target Keyword
      Note: This is the search term or phrase people will Google to find this web page.  
    • Add a Meta Description
      Note: The short summary displayed underneath the URL in Google’s search results as well as the Web Platform search page.
    • Add Social Media Image (optional)
      Note: This is the image displayed when this page is shared to sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    • Add an Original Source URL (optional)
      Note: If this content is being reposted, please enter the URL of the original source material so the search engines know which version is the “main” copy. 
    • Select Hide from Search Engine (optional)
      Note: Select this option to prevent search engine spiders, like Google, from crawling this page and adding it to their search results.
  6. Sections (Medschool Only)
    • Select the appropriate site access
      Note: Selecting any option other than “Default” will restrict editing access to the page.
  7. Search Listing Options Section
    • Select the appropriate Page Category (optional)
      Note: This is used as part of the page search results. To have additional terms added, please contact your Site Administrator.  
    • Add a Page Tag (optional)
      Note: Add topics to your page. This is used as part of the search results. To have additional terms added, please contact your Site Administrator.
  8. Related Content Section
    • Add a Person Reference (optional)
      Note: The person must first be added to the site to display in the results.
  9. Scheduling Options Section
    • Publish on (optional)
      Note: All fields must be completed for this to work. If a field has gray text, you will receive an error.
    • Unpublish on (optional)
      Note: All fields must be completed for this to work. If a field has gray text, you will receive an error.
    • Publish state (optional)
    • Unpublish state (optional)
  10. Menu Setting Section
    • Select Provide a Menu link.
      Note: This field is automatically populated and must not be altered.   
    • Select a Parent link.  
      Note: Select the appropriate parent link.
  11. Click Save
  1. Click Start Creating Content
  2. Click Add Section
  3. Select the Two Column Menu [1:2]
    Note: All pages must have a menu at the top of the page.
  4. Add the rest of your content as desired by selecting the needed components and sections.
    Note: Visit this page to learn more about creating components and sections.
  5. Click Save
  1. Do all links work?
  2. The first time an acronym is used, it needs to be written out in full.
  3. Is the site structure of your content easy and logical to follow?
  4. Accessibility - Are all e-mail addresses accessible (not written out in long form)?
  5. Accessibility - Is all URL text accessible (not written out in long form)?
  6. Accessibility - Is button text accessible (text does not include terms like "learn more," "read more," etc.)?
  7. Accessibility - Do all images have the appropriate alt text?
  8. Do you have copywrite permission to use the image?
  9. Any images should not look like stock photos.
  10. Is your image an actual photo and not clip art or the like?
  11. Accessibility - No images have text as the main message.
  12. Accessibility - Have all documents on the site been remediated?
    Note: This means your document has gone through a special process to make it meet the WCAG 2.0. This is a Federal requirement that UCLA must meet. For more information on accessibility, please contact the UCLA Disabilities and Computing Program.
  13. SEO - Do pages have target keywords?
  14. SEO - Do pages have meta descriptions?
  15. SEO - Have social media images been added (if needed)?
  16. SEO - Have canonical URLs been added?
  17. Has another person proofread your content?
  18. Has a stakeholder reviewed and approved your content?
  19. Publish your page. 

Review Your Content as a Non-login User  

  1. Can you get to your page?
  2. Do all links work and not use terms like “Learn More”?
  3. Verify that your images do not have text as a main message.
  4. Does your page have a left-hand menu?
  5. If you had never been to the site before, would you understand the message?