The site must be on the CLA WordPress Multisite system in order to have access to the CLA People plugin.
In an effort to improve user management, and make it easy to display faculty and staff profiles across multiple sites and pages, the CLA People plugin was created. Since user profiles are saved at the college level they can be changed in one location and information will automatically be updated everywhere they're being displayed. The plugin has many options and four distinct use cases:
- display a list of faculty/staff (on a People page)
- display specific individuals (calling out specific faculty/staff)
- display a profile (only used by the site theme)
- link to an individual profile
To make things as simple as possible, we have created a Beaver Builder module that is drag and drop, with all of the options available in the module settings. Alternatively you can use our the legacy custom WordPress Shortcodes.
Listing groups of faculty, staff, students, or affiliates can be done by using the Libarts People module within Beaver Builder and selecting the list type, or the [cla_people_list] shortcode. There are numerous options available with this type so we recommend using the Beaver Builder module.
This will allow you to list the full content of a faculty or staff members' profile on any page. This is already built into the website theme for profile pages, so it's generally not needed, but there may be times when it's useful.
There are times where it's necessary to link to a persons profile from another page, which is exactly what the [cla_people_link /] shortcode is for. This is the one instance where we recommend using the shortcode over the Beaver Builder module since it can be added inline with existing text.