Page Types

Page types are templates to assist in building your website layout and navigation. Each SFU-branded template contains default elements such as a header, a navigation bar, and a footer. Some pages are available for specialty content like news pages, faculty profile and blog pages.

For more information about creating a new page see Basic Authoring.

Pop Up Page


The pop-up page is a template used for the pop-up feature. It has no header, footer, or navigation but is reserved only for the body content of the pop-up window. The pop-up page is an external window that appears on top of your page when the user clicks a link or on page load. This can be used to preview a more detailed image from a thumbnail or as alerts for emergencies or special notices. 

Mobile / Tablet

In mobile view, the pop-up window will include a close button at the bottom of the window, and an “x” at the top right. 

 How to

1. Set up pop-up page

  • a. Select New Page and choose Pop-up Page from the list of templates
  • b. Open the page in the Editing Window 
  • c. If using the pop-up page for Alerts, place all components inside a Column Control Component first
  • d. Add components and content as needed

2. Set up pop-up Link 

a. To open your pop-up page through a link, set up your pop-up link.

  • Navigate to the page that will contain the link to open the pop-up page 
  • Add a text component and create the text for your link 
  • Highlight the text and click the Hyperlink button 
  • Click the magnifying glass button to navigate to the pop-up page you created in step one and select ok

b. Add “sfu-popup” to the HTML Link

  • Click on the Source Edit button to modify the source code

Search for the href portion of the link,
<a href="/content/sfu/mydept/popuppage.html">

Add a class="sfu-popup" to the link

The final link example:
<a href="/content/sfu/mydept/popuppage.html" class="sfu-popup">

3. Set up Alert pop-up 

a. To set up an alert pop-up you will need to use the HTML component. 

  • Add HTML component to your page
  • Add the following code:

<div class="alert-box section"> 
<a href="<relative path to alert page>" class="sfu-popup alert"></a> 

For example:

<div class="alert-box section"> 
<a href="content/sfu/cms.html" class="sfu-popup alert"></a> 

  • To disable the alert, remove the word "alert" from the HTML component so it reads:

<div class="alert-box section"> 
<a href="content/sfu/cms.html" class="sfu-popup"></a>