Frequently Asked Questions

Citizen Builder: Content Types
Last Updated 9 months ago

Notifications, Posts, Pages, Videos, Files, Surveys, and Polls

Notifications - Intended to be brief timely topics, typically directed to specific states or districts via the Geo-Permissions, or to specific roles, and are displayed in the upper panel of the homepage left sidebar, in a slider fashion. Up to four can be displayed in the sidebar, and the Show All link will open a page to display them all. Notifications will typically have a short lifespan and are defined with a start and stop date.

Posts - Blog posts which describe some event or topic of general interest, with the most recent posts displayed first. The first four posts are teased on the homepage in the left sidebar, below the Notifications panel. Display order is also affected by Geo-Permissions, Role Permissions, and whether they are defined as High Priority. An expiration date may be specified to automatically suppress display when expired. Posts are also displayed on the Blog page, and are searchable from the Resources page.

Pages - Web pages which are searchable from the Resources page of the website. They may be referenced with a link within other Pages, or other content types (Notifications, Posts, Videos and Files). An expiration date may be specified to automatically suppress display when expired.

Videos - Although video links may be included in Notifications, Posts and Pages, they would not be separately searchable in that context. Defining a Video enables it to be searchable from the Resources page, and allows for an expiration date to automatically suppress display when expired. Videos published on the COS YouTube channel are automatically created as Videos within 24 hours. The actual videos are not hosted on the CitizenBuilder website; they can only be links to an external host such as YouTube.

Files - Intended for use as a repository for all COS documents, both internal and external, and are searchable from the Resources page. An expiration date may be specified to automatically suppress display when expired.

Surveys - Most commonly used as application questions for the various COS leader positions, but can also be created for use within a Post or Page for a more general use. Surveys are a question/answer feature, and answers can be defined as Text, Yes/No or Multiple Choice.

Polls - Each Poll is defined as a single question with a multiple-choice answer, and can be embedded within a Post or Page, or used as a standalone page.

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