University User Profiles

Note: If you’re using Hale 2015, Sherman, or any other Cornerstone based theme, use UC People instead of University User Profiles.

University User Profiles is a plugin created by UITS to offer a better way to manage faculty and staff profiles for websites within Aurora.

Key Features

People Pages

Site Administrators can now create pages that display a number of users in a list or table view with portrait photos and contact details. Use Tags to only display users from certain groups.

Please note that users are displayed in a single list or table, alphabetically by last name. Alternate displays are possible, but may require a web developer to create a new page template for your site. See the UUP Dev Guide for details.

Profile Pages

A detailed profile page is created for each user. A person can always log in and update their own profile and Site Administrators can update any user’s profile.


UUP has a powerful, flexible backend for developers looking to create child or custom themes within Aurora.

Setting Up

What you’ll need:

  • The NetID of every person you want to list.
  • The UConn email address of every person you want to list.
  • The First and Last Names of each person you want to list.

In the next steps, you’ll be using this information to register these people as Users on your site, and you’ll want at least this much information about each person before getting started.

First and foremost, you’ll want to have the users listed on your site. For more information on how to do this, refer to the Adding Users page.

Adding Names

  1. Go to Users > All Users and select the User’s NetID to edit their profile.
  2. Add First and Last Name
  3. Display name publicly as: Change the default NetID to the first and last name.

Adding University Profile Info


By default all users are marked as ‘Private’, meaning they are not available to be displayed in the User List or User Table. Marking a user as ‘Public’ will allow them to be displayed. You can use Private to hide certain users. For example, you may want to mark a user Private if they are working on your site but are not considered a member of your group or team.


This is a powerful feature that can be used to create different types of user index pages. With tags you can create pages that will only display users with the “faculty” tag, or even only those users with both the “faculty” and “adjunct” tags. It’s very flexible but spelling matters, so be precise and consistent!


For best results upload your images as squares: 300 pixels x 300 pixels. Uploading other sizes or shapes will still display as squares, but it may force some of the original image to be cropped out.

Everything Else

The fields Title, Phone 1, Phone 2, Fax, Office Location, Office Hours, and Mailing Address can hold any text information you feel is relevant to those fields. There is no required format.

Remember to save your information by selecting ‘Update User’.

An example of the User Info section

Adding Indexes of Users with Shortcodes

With shortcodes, you can quickly drop a few people into any page or post.

List View

  1. Brian DunniganBrianDunniganDesigner123-456-7890123-456-7890brian.dunnigan@uconn.edu098+765+4321BECAT A-668:30-4:30, M-F
    Mailing Address
  2. Musa JatkowskiMusaJatkowskiSupport
  3. Joshua RoyJoshuaRoyProgrammerjoshua.roy@uconn.edu8:30 - 4:30
  4. Yi ZhangYiZhangTeam

List view displays all public users in a list format. It shows their photo, name, phone1, email, mailing address, and website address.

Table View






Office Hours


Brian Dunnigan BrianDunniganDesigner123-456-7890brian.dunnigan@uconn.eduBECAT A-668:30-4:30, M-F
Musa Jatkowski MusaJatkowskiSupport
Joshua Roy JoshuaRoyProgrammerjoshua.roy@uconn.edu8:30 - 4:30
Yi Zhang YiZhangTeam

Table view displays all public users in a table. It shows their photo, name, title, phone1, email, office location, office hours, and courses.

Hiding Information

If you would like to encourage people to email your users rather than call, add “phone1” to the hide_fields:





Office Hours


Brian Dunnigan BrianDunniganDesignerbrian.dunnigan@uconn.eduBECAT A-668:30-4:30, M-F
Musa Jatkowski MusaJatkowskiSupport
Joshua Roy JoshuaRoyProgrammerjoshua.roy@uconn.edu8:30 - 4:30
Yi Zhang YiZhangTeam

You can also hide more than one field by separating the values with commas. If you wanted to hide both the phone number and the email address:




Office Hours


Brian Dunnigan BrianDunniganDesignerBECAT A-668:30-4:30, M-F
Musa Jatkowski MusaJatkowskiSupport Specialist
Joshua Roy JoshuaRoyProgrammer8:30 - 4:30
Yi Zhang YiZhangTeam Lead

The fields that can be hidden are name, image, title, phone1, email, mailingAddress, officeLocation, officeHours, and courses.

Using Tags to Show Select Users

Users can be entered with tags which can be used to mix and match any combination or subset of your users.

For example, if you tagged a number of your users with the word “faculty” you could then bring up a list of all “faculty” users with:

    You can also use more than one tag and only display users that have all of those tags. For example, you could create a list of users that have the tags “faculty” and “adjunct” with:






    Office Hours


    You can add as many tags as you want to sort your users in as many ways as you can think of.


    You can, of course, combine tags and hide_fields to create different combinations.




    Office Hours


    Creating an Index of Users with Page Templates (Deprecated)

    This is another method to create a page with a list of your users.

    Update (July 2014): This method is still available in the themes Hale and Prudence, but it is highly recommended that users pursue the shortcode method outlined above. Future themes will no longer use these page templates.

    1. Go to Pages > Add New
    2. Title your page whatever you like.
    3. Write any content that you would like to appear above your user index in the main content area.
    4. On the right, under Page Attributes, change the Template from Default Template to either User List or User Table.
    5. Optionally, you can also filter the results by one or more tags. To do this, scroll to the very top of the screen and look for the ‘screen options‘ tag. Check the box for ‘Custom Fields‘. If you scroll back down, you’ll see the Custom Fields box appear under the main content area. Click the ‘Enter new‘ link just above the Add Custom Field button. On the left, under Name, enter “userTags”. On the right, enter the tags you would like to limit this index to, separated by commas.

    This page will display the user’s photo if any was added, and a few key pieces of contact information. If you want to use the tags feature, you can make multiple User List or User Table pages, each with different tags, and sort people based on a number of criteria.

    Making User Profiles

    If you would like to have a more detailed page for one or more of your users, you will want to create a some profile pages.

    1. Go to Pages > Add New
    2. Title your page whatever you like. This is an opportunity for you to add things like a middle name or initial, Dr., Ph.D., Jr., Sr., or other name modifications that won’t appear in an index page.
    3. Enter whatever additional content you’d like in the main content area. This can include a personal statement, a C.V., areas of research, publications, or anything else you’d like.
    4. On the right under Page Attributes, change the Template menu to User Profile.
    5. Once you make this change, a new box will appear beneath the main content area titled ‘Profile User‘. Change this menu to the name of the person you wish to associate with this profile. This will create a link on the index page and bring in their information from their profile. If you don’t see the Profile User box after changing the page template, scroll to the very top of the page and look for the Screen Options tab in the top right corner. Click that and make sure that the Profile User option is checked.

    This person will now be linked from the User List or Table you created, and their info will be loaded into a left sidebar.

    UC Events Calendar

    The UC Events Calendar Widget will display events from any account, or combination of accounts, from the main UConn Events Calendar.

    You can find the widget under Appearance > Widgets or under Add Widget on a Page Builder page.

    How to Use

    RSS Feed

    Paste the link to an RSS feed from the calendar into this section. You can follow the link next to the text field to create an RSS feed.


    This is the number of upcoming events that will appear.


    UConn Calendar, as text.
    Text will give you the dates and titles of events in a simple text format.
    UConn Calendar, with Icons
    Icons will place each date in a block, and also include the start time for each event.



    You can embed either a list of Upcoming events or a full Month view of events on any post or page using a shortcode.

    Calendar Number

    The calendar number is the last number in the web address when viewing a specific calendar on

    When viewing the UConn Master Calendar, the number is “42”
    Here on the Benton Museum Calendar, the number is “99”

    Embed an Upcoming List

    Use this shortcode but replace the ‘cal’ number with that of your own calendar. You can the maximum amount of events that appear by changing the number next to ‘limit‘.

    [uc_cal view="upcoming" cal="42" limit="10"]

    Embed a Month View

    Copy and paste the code below into your page and replace the cal number “42” for your calendar’s number. As an example, take a look at the current month of Aurora Training Calendar.

    [uc_cal view="month" cal="42" limit="10"]

    Multiple Calendars

    You can show events from multiple calendars by entering a comma separated list of calendars’ numbers.

    [uc_cal view="month" cal="141, 42" limit="10"]

    Embed a Semester List

    To create a list which displays all events for all days of a semester use the shortcode below. To select a different semester you can replace "Spring 2019" with Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall followed by a space and than the year you wish to show.

    [uc_cal view="upcoming" cal="42" limit="10" semester="Spring 2019"]


    You can only have one calendar shortcode on a page. Any additional shortcodes you add will be ignored by the system.

    Link to the Current Month of Your Calendar

    To link to the current month, week or day of your calendar, you should follow the format below.[month|week|day]/[Calendar Number].

    For example, takes you to the current month view of the UConn Master Calendar.