Profile Pages

How to create profile pages for your department's employees.


This tutorial assumes you already know the following:

  1. Logging in to CommonSpot
  2. Creating a New Page
  3. Editing Content


  • Everyone who might need their contact information anywhere on the website should have a profile.
  • Once a person has a profile, that profile information can be reused on other parts of the site. Some examples:
    • Announcements
    • Press Releases
    • Department directories


Full Profile renderhandler:

Full profile renderhandler

Small Profile renderhandler:

Small profile renderhandler

Step 1: Create the Page

  1. Create a new page in the Profiles folder (subsite).
  2. The page's name/title should be the person's first & last name.
  3. The page's description could be the person's title or duties.
  4. Make sure you set the Content Type to be Contact Info/Biography.
  5. Page Display container settings do not apply to Profile Pages.

Step 2: Fill Out the Profile Element

  1. Click on the 'Click here to fill out the profiles element' link.
  2. Type: What kind of profile is this?
  3. First Name: The person's first name.
  4. Middle Name: The person's middle name (not necessary).
  5. Last Name: The person's last name.
  6. Title: The person's position title (alderman, _____ specialist, etc).
  7. Email: The person's email address. People will not see the actual email address so spammers won't find it. Instead, an email form will appear on the profile page.
  8. Office Phone: The person's office phone, with nothing between the numbers (13146223400).
  9. Office Phone Extension: If this person has a phone extension, enter it here (numbers only).
  10. Cell Phone: Person's cell phone number, with nothing between the numbers (13146223400).
  11. Address, City, State, Zip: Person's work address.
  12. Image: Portrait of the person, if available.
  13. Bio: Information about the person.
  14. Facebook URL: Full URL to their Facebook profile.
  15. Twitter URL: Full URL to their Twitter page.
  16. LinkedIn URL: Full URL to their LinkedIn profile.
  17. Status: If the person is no longer employed with their organization, mark 'retired.' Otherwise mark 'active.'
  18. Click Finish.

Step 3: Submit the Profile Element

  1. Check your content for accuracy.
  2. Submit the element & activate the page.

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