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Biography Template

  • The biography template is used to create profile pages or biographies for faculty, staff, etc.  
  • Biography pages can be displayed in the Biography List/Grid

How to create a biography:

Tip: Create all biographies in one location. e.g. ryerson.ca/mysite/about/people/

  • Choose a location for new biographies
  • Click New...>New page
  • Add descriptive Title and name (filename)
  • Select Biography template
  • Click Create

Open page to add content:

  • In the right pane of the side admin, locate your new file
  • To open file, right-click, then choose> Open
    • Shortcut: double-click name to open file

The biography template contains an embedded biography component with a content tab and profile image tab. The following content fields are available:

  • Prefix
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Suffix
  • Position/Title
  • Department
  • Education/Qualifications
  • Office Address/Location
  • Telephone
  • Area of Expertise
  • Email
  • Website
  • Tags
  • Other components can be added anywhere below the biography component i.e. images, slideshows, layout components, etc.

Note: When you add a Title component to the biography template a field called "Common Biography Headings" will appear. Feel free to use this to help organize your content.

Activate the page after content has been added.

Related: Display biographies in a biography list.