Topic pages provide a way to share related resources in one easy-to-find place.
Topic pages provide a great opportunity for you to:
- Put your content where people are browsing on the OSU Extension website. In our website’s main menu, the topic-related links receive the most clicks.
- Organize the content for your topic(s). And direct people here — the place with the most up-to-date information. Whoo-hoo!
- Learn about other fabulous resources. By working on this, you’ll learn about resources others have created across the state related to your topic. And discover other brilliant things happening across OSU Extension in other topics or programs.
Topic pages help Oregonians:
- Find our resources and events on topics they are interested in
- Discover who is doing this work — you, our experts! Experts are listed at the bottom of the topic pages.
- See where things are happening across the state. See the ‘in your community’ tab. This information is added by adding a county focus area.
- Discover the breadth and depth of what OSU Extension does
- Stumble into answers to questions they hadn’t yet asked
Topic pages are the foundation to make our resources easy to find. They support our organizational goal to share the breadth and depth of content from across OSU Extension in one framework (not a network of separate sites), organized around topics. To learn more, read about the Navigator: OSU Extension digital strategy initiative.
Level up your topic page
Each topic page has different needs and audiences. Below are some ideas for ways to organize your topic page.
Case study: Bees and pollinators
Kudos to the bees and pollinators content team for a well organized and engaging topic page!
Read some tips on organizing your topic pages:
Case study: Youth education resources
Kudos to the ‘youth education resources’ content team on the engaging and well organized youth education resources topic page!
It was important to make the content sortable by grade level (i.e., Elementary School, Middle School, High School). These keywords were added to the related content (articles, publications, etc.).
Now we can sort our resources by grade level. And see the list of resources under ‘Browse resources.’ To explore how this works, visit the browse resources youth education resources page.
Help improve topic pages
We need your help to make topic pages awesome.
- Review the topics related to your expertise.
- See if the pages looks complete or if the content is out of date.
If no one has curated a topic page, then it will automatically show any latest content tagged with that topic.
To help you quickly organize content on topic pages, connect with the Extension web team.
Learn more about how to edit topic pages:
- See topic instructions on the OSU Extension Website User Guide. This includes text and video instructions.
- See related blog posts:
- Calling on faculty to organize popular topic pages, 7/7/2020
- Topic page statistics, 4/30/2019. Includes info on how to use topic pages and tags to help visitors find educational content.