List (People)

The List (People) content type allows you to create a list of people (faculty, staff, UDRs, etc.) that includes each person’s title, contact information, and a short bio.

(See a sample of a people list at the bottom of this page.)

This content type utilizes blocks, so you must first create a block before you add it to the page.

Step 1: Create a People Block

  1. Navigate to _internal > blocks > reusable. Once there, click New > People Block. Your new block will appear, starting on the Content sub-tab. You will see two additional tabs: Metadata and System.

Note: This is the People Block for one person. You will have to create a People Block for every person in your list.

  1. Enter a System Name at the top of the Content screen.

    The System Name is the name that is displayed in the navigation panel in Cascade. Unlike the system name of a page, the System Name of a People Block will not appear in a URL.

    Best Practice: Keep names short; use only lowercase letters, numbers and dashes. Do not use spaces or underscores. Consider using consistent naming conventions (like last name) for all People Blocks.

  2. Select Faculty or Staff.

    The Faculty option includes fields for Second Title and Office Hours. You can use the Staff option for any non-faculty person.

  3. A. Add Image is checked by default. Uncheck (and go to step 5) if you don’t want to have an image included. 

    B. Click the Browse button to find the image you have already uploaded. The image you upload should be 170 px wide by 170 px high.

    C. Enter the alt text describing the image. This will likely be the person's name.

  4. In the Name field, enter the person’s name.

  5. If you would like to link to a person’s bio or website, select the Link Type and then fill in the appropriate link.

  6. Fill in the remaining fields as necessary. Use the Short Bio WYSIWYG form to include a short bio or other information. 

    Diagram of people module in CMS as it corresponds to people module on website
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Repeat this process for any other person who needs to be included in the list.

    Note: Now that you have created a block for this person, this block can be used in other lists of people. For example, maybe one of your faculty members is also speaking at an event you are having. You could use the same People Block in each People List.

Step 2: Add People Block to Page

  1. Find the page you want to add the People Block to and click Edit.
  2. In the Content editor, select the List (People) radio button and expand Content > People List.
  3. Enter a Heading (e.g., Faculty, Staff, Faculty Emeriti).
  4. Use either the Search option or the Browse button to select the People Block you created.

Find the people block you created

  1. A. To add another person to the list, click the plus sign (+) next to People Block.

    Use the plus sign to add a People blockB. To remove a person from the list, click the minus sign (-) next to People Block.

    Use the minus sign to remove a person from the list

  2. Submit the page and publish as you normally would.

Sample People List

Louis D. Brandeis
Louis D. Brandeis
Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Important Influencer of Brandeis University
781-736-2000 Hill by Shapiro Campus Center
Office Hours: Fri., 12-2 p.m.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856-1941), a towering legal and judicial figure, was instrumental in shaping modern American jurisprudence. His principles and ideas on the law, democracy and society are as relevant and useful today as they were in the first half of the 20th century — a time when individual liberties and the workaday world for average citizens often collided with growing governmental and corporate power. Brandeis’ legacy offers enduring guidance as society addresses many complex issues of inclusion, equity and government power in the 21st century.