There are a few of options for titles – a one- or two-line main title OR a title and a subtitle. Experiment with what looks best for your site.
Domain Name Aliases and Preferred Domain
When you receive your site, there will already be some default information filled in for the domain aliases, and (usually) preferred domain.
If this site is replacing an existing site of the same name, the preferred domain field will be blank because your site is only currently accessible via the
<somename>.sites.caltech.edu alias. When you are ready to make this site the 'real' one, we will request that your existing site's names be pointed to the new Caltech Sites version of your site. At that time you should update the Site Preferences to choose your Preferred Domain Name. In most cases, your preferred name should be something like
NOTE: The settings form will not let you choose a Preferred Domain Name that does not match a valid certificate. This is because the system is now designed to automatically redirect users from http://
<somename>.caltech.edu to https://
<anyname>.caltech.edu. This aids your visitors' online security, as well as your site's search engine optimization.
Entering of contact information is split into two sections: Contact Information and Extended Contact Information. This is because the first version of Caltech Sites had a design that allowed users to add contact information to the footer of every page on their site. The fields in the Contact Information section are used for both the original and current versions of Caltech Sites.
The new version of Caltech Sites has an "Additional Contact Information Block" that you may place on any of your site's pages. The extra information for that block is entered in the "Extended Contact Information" section.