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Affiliates

You can use the Affiliate Organization feature to display the logos of organizations that are affiliated with yours.

How to add an affiliate organization

  1. From the Site Actions menu, click Add Affiliate Organization.
  2. In the Name field, add the name of the organization.
  3. Add an image for the organization. Note: An image is required for all organization views.
  4. You have the option to add a link and information about the organization.
  5. If you wish to tag your organization, click Advanced. Under Affiliation Type, select the tag you wish to use.
  6. Affiliate Organizations will automatically be sorted by alphabetical order. If you wish to create your own order, click Advanced. Under Sorting Weight, input the number you wish to associate with the organization. Note: The larger the number the lower it will appear on the list.
  7. Click Save.

How to edit an affiliate organization

  1. Click the Edit button under the organization you wish to edit.
  2. Make any necessary changes.
  3. Click Save.

How to delete an affiliate organization

  1. Click the Edit button under the organization you wish to delete.
  2. Click the Delete button on the bottom of the page.
  3. When prompted to confirm you want to delete the organization, click the Delete button.

Affiliate organization views

By default, the Affiliates menu item on your site will likely link to a display of affiliates' logos using a Grid view. However, the Affiliate Organization feature provides several alternatives for displaying these logos. By changing the link for the Affiliates menu item, your site can display one of these alternative views. 

The Affiliate Organization feature provides two main views (Grid and List), with the option to display or not display titles for both:

  • Grid: Displays images in a grid with no titles. This is the default view.

Affiliates grid view

  • List: Displays images in a list with no titles.

Affiliates list with no titles

  • Grid with Titles: Displays images in a grid with titles.

Affiliates grid view with titles

  • List with Titles: Displays images in a list with titles.

Affiliates list with titles

Using the different views

You can use any of the views for your affiliates page(s). The Grid view with no titles is the default view for the affiliates page. To modify the view, simply add /list, /titles, or /list/titles to the end of the URL. For example, if you want to see your page in List view with no titles, add /list to the end of the path so it reads /affiliate-organizations/list. If you would like a List view with the titles of the affiliates shown, use the /affiliate-organizations/list/titles path.

Your site can have a minimum of two affiliates. The grid view displays five affiliates on each row, for best display results consider using the list view if your number of affiliates is not divisible by five.

Grouped view

In addition to the 4 main views (Grid and List, each with or without titles), it is possible to make them Grouped by taxonomy terms by adding /grouped at the end of the URL, e.g. /affiliate-organizations/titles/grouped (Grid view with titles, Grouped by taxonomy term). The order of the taxonomy groups is set by the weights of the taxonomy terms (e.g. Diamond, Platinum, Gold).

Affiliates grouped view

Using taxonomy to create views

You can also organize your pages by taxonomy terms. This allows you to create pages that display affiliates tagged with just that taxonomy term. First you will have to create a vocabulary.

  1. Under Site Actions, click Manage Taxonomies.
  2. Click Affiliate Organization Type.
  3. Add the terms to wish to use. See Manage taxonomy.

Once you have the taxonomy terms created, you can use them to create views. To see a view created with that taxonomy term, add the term to the very end of the path, after the view options. For example, if you created a taxonomy term called "Gold" you would add /gold to the end of the path so it read /affiliate-organizations/gold. This will give you a page that displays all affiliate organizations tagged with the term "Gold" with the default Grid layout with no titles. And if you wanted titles as well in the Grid view, the path would be: /affiliate-organizations/titles/gold.

Affiliates grid by term name

* Note that the /grouped view option does not affect views set by a taxonomy term.

Adding an affiliates block

You have an option to display your affiliates on your site's homepage. You can choose between the Grid or List view, but if you only have two affiliates you can display them in a 2-stacked block. To add or change the view of a block you must submit a request to Stanford Web Services via our support form from the Get Help page on your admin shortcuts bar.

Editing the title of an affiliates block

A site owner or editor can change or remove the title of the affiliates block.

  1. Hover over the upper right-hand side of the block.
  2. Click on the gear widget.Gear icon
  3. Click Edit block.
  4. Under the Title field, enter the new title for the block or enter <none> if you wish to not display a title.
  5. Click Save.

Changing the default Affiliates view (via the menu)

To change a page from the default view, you will have to change the page path in the main menu.

  1. From the Site Actions menu, click Edit Main Menu.
  2. Scroll down until you see Affiliate Organizations and click edit.
  3. Under the Path field, set your desired path based on the view you would like. For example, if changing to List view with titles grouped by taxonomy term, the path should now read: /affiliate-organizations/list/titles/grouped.
  4. Click Save.