Create a person profile, Administrative Site

This template is used to create a People section of a site. Individual profiles automatically create a People landing page on the site where all the profile images and names can be seen and individual profiles accessed.


  • Optional personal statement displays on top of page
  • Categorize profiles into subcategories
  • Upload CV for users to view
  • Automatically formats contact information, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube links

IMPORTANT: Set the profile taxonomy terms before creating profiles.

  • From the top navigation menu, click on Shortcuts > Add Content.

    interface for adding pages
  • From the Add Content menu, choose Person Profile.

    interface for adding person profile
  • Enter a UNI and click Fetch from Directory to have the Columbia Directory find the profile information.  Click Populate Fields to have the information automatically fill in the fields on this page

    interface for entering UNI

    Alternatively, you can click the Continue without Directory Lookup link to enter all fields manually.

  • Click populate fields to automatically fill out many fields in the profile

    view UNI information and populate fields
  • Enter or edit name information.

    NOTE: Displayed name is the name that appears on the page.

    First name and Last name are only used on the backend for sorting. 

    name fields
  • Select Department, Group and Function for the profile entered.

    This will categorize the profile accordingly on the landing page and will also appear on their individual profile page.

    categorize person
  • Enter the personal statement, which displays in larger text on the profile page

    enter personal statement
  • OPTIONAL: add an outbound URL for the profile

    If an outbound URL is entered, the link from the directory goes directly to that outbound link instead of going to an internal page with profile information.

    Profile example

    NOTE: if an outbound URL is entered, the rest of the fields on the page become inactive.

    outbound field
  • Build out your page.

    select content type to enter for page
  • Enter your profile picture and all relevant fields.

    NOTE: if no image is uploaded, a gender-neutral avatar automatically displays

    fields for profile