The Personnel smartform can be used to present contact and additional information for a single person, multiple people (a group), or multiple groups. Each person’s information is presented in a card format.
In addition to standard contact information, there are options to include a
link to a homepage or a
bookmark on the personnel page, an
image, and an extra information open text area. You can also use the Personnel smartform to
put formatted contact info in another page.
The paper icon next to “Person” at the top of each section will display a menu for moving, adding, or removing a section.
The Extra Info section is an open text area where you can provide a brief bio, additional information, areas of focus, job duties, and more. You can apply formatting like bold and italics; use links and lists; and a heading style is provided (just apply H2). Images are not used in this area.
This information is collapsed initially and can be viewed by clicking on the “+” expander to open it fully.
You can add additional titles (optional) using the Additional Titles section. The smartform is coded with special markup to help search engines better understand the content in the page. Basically, each field is marked as the kind of content it is (name, title, address) and that they are related to each other (John Smith’s title, address). This field alleviates the problem of putting titles in the address field. Now, all titles can be coded as such.
All examples in this page are using the Personnel smartform. You can resize your browser to see the examples in action.
Norm has been the mascot for IUP since 2007. He enjoys rallying the crowds at sporting events.
Norm attends many athletic and other events on campus, including:
The smartform will support responsive and non-responsive images, although responsive images are preferred. You must note if the image you are using for each person is responsive or not.
Personnel Images How-to for details on how to place an image in the smartform.
Tip: All images do not have to be updated to responsive at the same time; you can update one or more at a time. Be sure to update the Image Size/Use at the same time.
Below are examples of a responsive and non-responsive image in the smartform.
MascotSutton Hall, Room 505724-357-1111724-357-2222 (fax)
If there is no image for an individual, just choose No Image in the Image Size/Use section.
Below are examples of cards with no image, with and without extra content.
Enabling the option to make “all personnel items in this group full width” will force each person’s card to appear full width in all views, as shown in the example below.
This option should only be used when:
Each card automatically generates an anchor that you can link to from any web page. If your office does not make individual pages for each person, but you’d still like to share a direct link to contact information, Bookmark links will help.
To get the link:
Note that if a Homepage is entered for an individual on the smartform, clicking on the person’s name will take you to that page. The bookmark option is in lieu of a separate page link. If the person does have an actual web page, please make a quicklink to that page instead (don’t copy and paste the url).
In place of simply listing someone’s contact information, you could include the formatted personnel content block instead. Simply make a new Personnel smartform with the individual’s info, then place that content block in your page layout. (Don’t duplicate your entire personnel page in another page—this is intended for one or two individuals’ info only).
Tip: If you want to put this in a half-width page layout column, you’ll need to use the “full width” option. This will override the smartform’s default setting and allow it to fill the column. The rules for full width, as noted above, aren’t applicable in this case. You don’t need Extra Info or a picture when embedding this way.
Tip: If you include more than one person for this use, they will display side by side and you should put them in a full-width column. If you want the cards to be stacked in a half-width column, follow the Tip above (they can be in the same group).