Person content type

What should you use the Person content type for?

The Person content type is a way to create profiles of individuals. The majority of the fields included in the page are optional, so you can leverage them to include what you want to display and leave out the rest. With the options available to you in SiteFarm, you can use the profiles for:

  • Directories of people in a department, which you can also refine into defined groups using tags
  • Spotlights of individuals mentioned or listed in Article or Event content types
  • Bio pages for authors contributing article content to your site

Person Sections


  • Portrait image
    • Alternative text - used by screen readers, search engines, and as a placeholder for broken images
    • 3MB file size maximum
  • Name Prefix (honorific title such as Mr., Mrs., Dr.)
  • First name
  • Middle Initial
  • Last name - required
  • Credentials - B.S., M.S., Ph.D., etc.
  • Preferred Pronoun(s)

Portrait Image

  • Add Media - Upload and/or select an image from your Media Library


  • Related Unit(s)
    • The units from the Units taxonomy vocabulary to which this person is related. Hold Shift and Command or Control key while clicking to select multiple items
    • This field is NOT used by the Search Filter box on your /people directory page. This is provided as a way to list additional departments or units with which an individual is affiliated.
    • This content will be displayed in the following manner:
      { position title } | { related unit name(s) } | { custom unit name(s) }
  • Position title
    • Create multiple listings


  • Email
    • Create multiple listings
  • Phone number
    • Create multiple listings
  • Website
    • Create multiple listings
    • URL - Include the "https://" prefix for your URL
    • Link text - How you would like your URL to be displayed. Examples: or UC Davis Home Site
  • Office hours
  • Office location - This is a single field to enter information pertaining to a building/office directly on-campus
  • Address - This is a multi-field option for listing locations with a full mailing address
    • Country
    • Company
    • Street address
    • City
    • State
    • Zip code

Professional and Academic Information / Expertise

  • Bio (Edit Summary) - This is a "blurb" space for a brief text addition that is specifically for use in the Directory listing. This information will only show in the main Directory page and not on the individual's profile page.
  • Bio (wysiwyg interface) - The full editable bio, resume, or CV
  • Education and Degree(s)
    • Create multiple listings
  • Honors and Awards
    • Create multiple listings
  • Courses
    • Create multiple listings
  • Research Interests and Expertise
    • Create multiple listings
  • Publications
    • Create multiple listings - up to 600 characters per entry
    • Formattable field, but requires knowledge of HTML to use if converting to Full HTML Text Format
  • Membership and Service
    • Create multiple listings
  • ORCID affiliation
    • Enter in the URL of your profile from to display an associated block that can direct visitors to your full profile on the ORCID site.
    • Format example:
  • Documents - optional attachments



Person Sections » Additional Options » Categorizing

To help you leverage your person pages even further, each Person page type includes the following options in the right panel under Additional Options » Categorizing:

  • Person Type
    • This is based on your pre-created Person Type taxonomy. By default, you're provided with Faculty, Researcher, Staff, and Student in your term list to start you off and you can add or modify this list as needed.
  • Tags
    • Refers to the global list of Tags available to all content types in your site.
  • Custom Unit
    • Enter one or more custom unit names on-the-fly
    • This could be a Department or Organization not tied to the Unit taxonomy vocabulary.
    • Can be filtered from the /people directory list




New Sections Added in SiteFarm Release 8.8.0