"There was a problem logging in"

You thought you set up your site for CAS for the campus community, but your visitors are seeing "There was a problem logging, please contact the site administrator" even though they did log in and can see the content. What's going on here?

How to use the Content Moderation and Workflow tools

Determine if the Workflows module has been enabled on your site

If this information isn't shared with you by your Site Manager, the easiest way to find out is to Edit an existing page or create a new piece of content and select your preferred Content Type. Scroll to the bottom of the screen.

Not Installed

If you see this configuration with a checkbox next to Publish, you do NOT have Content Moderation and Workflows installed.




Header - Site Branding

Though you can set your logo, site title, site slogan, and other settings in the Basic Settings and Appearance sections (provided you have a Manager role), the Site Branding block gives you the ability to enable or disable these elements' visibility in the site.

Color Theme Palettes

Please note this feature is in development. The team will be working to roll out new options over time to ensure quality of presentation and a cohesive feel.

 Not everyone is into the rainbow band on the top of pages. We get that.

UC Davis wordmark position

In some cases your own department logo may contain the 'UC Davis' text as part of your official wordmark. Visually, this may create redundancy given that the default position for the UC Davis logo link appears in the upper lefthand corner of the SiteFarm site template right above your logo. You have the option to change the position of the UC Davis wordmark from the left corner to the right corner.

Metatag configuration

Configure global meta tag default values using your site's global Metatag information. Meta tags inherit from one level to the next unless they are overridden. To view a summary of the meta tags and the inheritance for a specific configuration, click on its name in the Type list provided in the Metatag section.

Meta tags can be further refined on a per-entity basis, meaning on each content type (Article, Basic page, Event, etc) you can specifically adjust metatag information under the Additional options section located on the right side while in Edit mode, under the SEO tab.

Fix 404 Pages

The Fix 404 pages option is different than designating a 404 error page for your site. This feature lets you know what people have tried to navigate to directly but received an error page. Either a search engine has an older link still in its index that people are clicking on or a visitor has a bookmark that is out of date. In both cases, you want to make their experience of being taken to the correct location as quick and seamless as possible.

Internal Redirects

Why would you use an internal Redirect?
  • A page has changed location within a site
    • /blog/article1 is now located at /news/article1
  • A page has changed its name
    • /research/facultyperson-hall changes to /research/mrak-hall
  • A page no longer exists, the link is broken, or visitors commonly enter a URL that is close to the actual URL, but is incorrect so it fails

In each of the instances outlined above, the one consist