Creighton Students
Mount Point

Note: Not available on the Medschool server.

Mount Points are a way of displaying one area (or site within the typo3 server) complete with all subpages under another page or site.  The webteam frequently uses them when redesigning a site (as in the illustration below).  

NOTE: The above is for illustration use, the "Student Activities New" while existing during the redesign of the Student Activities site no longer exists.

In the illustration above the mount point, Student Activities New is pointing to Student Activities Office.  So that when someone goes to Student Activities new they will see the menu of Student Activities Office and the content of all those subpages.  But they will see the new design attached to the mountpoint.  

Note that the mount point will not display the content of the actual page it's mounting (in this case Student Activities Office), You have to "show content from" the original page.  

Also note that we've found Mount points to have some problems.  Please talk with us before deciding to try it.

See Page properties - Mount Point for more information on what options or attributes you can give a Mount Point.

Mountpoint page icons

  1. A mountpoint page
  2. A mountpoint page that is hidden
  3. A mountpoint page that is hidden in menu
  4. A mountpoint pae with a start/stop date
  5. A mountpoint page which has a group assigned

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Properties

Note: This page type is not available on the Medschool server.

General Tab

  1. Type - this would change the standard page to another of the different page types available.  You can choose Standard, Shortcut, Mountpoint, External URL, SysFolder, Recycler or Visual menu separator.
  2. Layout - This is unused by Creighton and is not available on the Medschool server. 
  3. Last Updated - There are places (Creighton Newscenter for example) that display the most recently updated news stories.  This field could be used for that.  However we use an internal field to check the most recently updated.  
  4. New until - this is just for editor housekeeping and is not used by Typo3.  You can enter a date in here if you want to do something to the page after this date.
  5. No search - Creighton does not use Typo3's internal search and this is not available on the medschool server.  The size of the Typo3 installation is so large that using Typo3's internal search caused Typo3 to stutter, cough and occasionally crawl to a stop.  If we did use the internal search, this would exclude the current page from those results.
  6. Hide page - If the page is hidden it can only be accessed through typo3, it will not be available to the public
  7. Hide in Menu - If you have a page that you want available to the public but don't want it in the menu, check this.  You can link to it and display it, it just won't appear in any menu (unless you ask us to override this).
  8. Pagetitle - the actual name of the page.  This is what people will see in the address of the site and page.  Please see Naming pages for more information.  The field will hold up to 255 characters.
  9. Alias - This is not used by editors or site owners.  It is a way of giving a page a named unique ID rather than a numbered unique ID.  We've used it on the programming side but you shouldn't need to use it.
  10. Target - Let's say you have one page that you want to open into a new window.  You would put "_blank" (without quotes) into this text box (the checkbox next to it will check automatically).  This is actually not often used in conjunction with a standard page.  You would be much more likely to use it with a shortcut or an external URL to have that page open in a new window.
  11. Subtitle - Although not all sites use Subtitle, you can ask for it to display on your page.  An example of this is at the top of this page "Page Properties - Standard".  I could put anything in this field, it can be as long as you wish (up to 255 characters).
  12. Navigation Title - this is what will be seen in your menu.  Here you can put a "/" between words.  If you do not have a navigation title, the pagetitle will be used. While not suggested as it will wrap in your menu this field can hold up to 255 characters.

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Mount tab

  1. Mount Point (advanced) - The page that you want to display the data AND the subpages from.  Why this looks like a select field is beyond me, you can only choose one.

Options Tab

  1. Contains plugin - we are not at this time using this, you can change it but it will not do anything.  It is not available on the Medschool server.
  2. Show content from this page instead - this is extremely helpful if you have a page that you want to display in more than one location.  Using this instead of copying the page will prevent you from needing to keep two pages of content in sync.  

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Access Tab

 

  1. Start - If you want this page hidden but to show on a certain date, you can put that date here. NOTE: the format is Day/Month/Year.  And the effective time is midnight of that date.  
  2. Stop - If you wanted this page to become hidden on a certain date, you can put that date here. NOTE: the format is Day/Month/Year.  And the effective time is midnight of that date.
  3. Login Mode - Disable, Enable (Medschool server does not have this option).  This would disable/endable logins for this page and subpages, we have  not found a reason to use this.
  4. Selected (and Items) (Medschool server does not have this option) - this is used when there is information on that page that would be limited to a certain group of people who had to login to see it.  It is used in conjunction with a login.
  5. Include Subpages - This could be used with a login or it could be used in conjunction with a stop date to hide a entire section of your site.

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