Links on Personnel Form to Faculty and Staff Pages

It's easy to add links to personal faculty and staff web pages on the main Personnel (or Faculty and Staff) page.

First, locate the person's page layout in the CMS workarea folder (within the !PageLayouts set of folders). Find the Content ID (same as Page ID) of the person's page. This will be a six-digit number. Make a note of this number.

Here's a quick and easy way to locate any page's ID number.

Add the Link

Open the Personnel (or Faculty and Staff) smartform for editing (not the page layout).

  1. Log in to staging, then go to the page in the staging web browser (Firefox or Chrome only).
  2. Click Switch to Edit at the top.
  3. Hover over the main content box and click the menu icon in the upper right.
  4. Choose Edit.

At the bottom of each person's section in the smartform is a “homepage” field.

The homepage field link will always be in this format:
/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=012345

Replace the final numbers in the example above with the actual page ID, and place this into the homepage field on the Personnel smartform. This will create a link to the person's web page.

Note: If the personal page is not on the www.iup.edu server (not in the CMS workarea), then the actual, full URL will need to be copied and pasted into the homepage field instead.