Administrative Site Structure

Since administrative sites can vary greatly in the audiences they serve, the following structure is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate some of the most common kinds of content. Your site does not need to use all of these categories and you may need to create new ones to best suite your needs. Choosing the Academic site preset will pre-populate your website with these menu links and pages: HOMEServices, Activities, People, Resources, News & Events, About


admin site structure

How to set up an Administrative site

NOTE: Only the Department/School site type offers the Administrative preset option.

  1. Select Administrative from the options given in Step 2 of the site creation process.

    admin site option
  2. Click Next to select a theme.
  3. Click finish to redirect to your new site.

Using the Administrative site structure

Below are tips and examples of the kinds of content to consider including in each section. 

1. Services

Purpose: To highlight services that your department provides.

2. Activities

Purpose: To highlight other activities, initiatives, or programs that may not qualify as a service. If your department’s activities are narrower in scope, more specific language can be used, such as “programs.”

3. People

Purpose: To highlight your staff, their expertise, and contact information.

4. Resources

Purpose: To highlight resources and facilities that will be useful or of interest to your visitors.
Examples: Forms, information about facilities, training, documentation, and other tools that can be used by your intended audience.

5. News & Events

Purpose: To showcase what’s happening now in your department, announcements, and upcoming events.

6. About

Purpose: To provide background about your organization and logistical information
Examples: Mission statement, letter/welcome from a director, general department contact information, directions, job opportunities, history, annual reports.

Other Categories:

If your content does not fit into the categories above, think about what section names would best highlight your content in a clear way. Other common categories on administrative sites include "policies" and "forms."

Updated: 14Jan19