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Personalise a page for specific groups

You can show personalised content to different audiences on the same web page by using personalisation tags. For example, you could show messages on your home page to students only and alternative information to staff.

Most personalisation settings rely on a person being signed in to Often, people visiting your page may not be signed in. In such cases, SiteBuilder doesn't know anything about their identity; they fall into the ‘anonymous’ group. Keep this in mind when restricting important content.

To control who can view an entire page, rather than sections within a page, use permissions instead.

You can add any number of personalised sections to a page and make each section visible to any one of the following groups:

  • Students
  • Students in a particular year of study
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Anonymous (not signed in to
  • A web group (to make the same section visible to members of more than one group, say group A and group B, you can create a new group and add groups A and B as members of it)
  • Members of a department
  • Page contributors
  • Page editors
  • Page admins

Specifying the inverse of each of the above groups is possible. For example, you can make a section of a page visible to everyone who is not anonymous. This option is useful if you want to create a ‘Warwick members only’ section within a public-facing page.

Insert personalised content

  1. Go to the page where you want to add the personalised content.
  2. Go to Edit > Edit centre content or Edit right content.
  3. In the visual editor, place your cursor where you want to add the personalised content.
  4. In the toolbar, select Insert a > Personalised content section.
  5. In the Personalised content section window, choose the relevant group:

    Personalised content section window

  6. Select Insert. The personalisation tag is added to the visual editor – for example:

    [if-staff]Your personalised content here[/if-staff]
  7. Enter the content you want to display to this group between the tags.
  8. When you have finished editing the page, select Publish.

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