Set and edit homepage message

You can set a message on your homepage to alert users of information about Talis Aspire Reading Lists e.g. Downtime warning.

A homepage message can only be set by users with the "Homepage message" permission assigned to their role. See the default permissions for roles.

To set a homepage message, open the "Admin" menu and select "Homepage message".

You then have the following options:

  1. Select highlighting - this changes the highlight colour for the message e.g. Red highlighting for critical messages or Yellow for warnings
  2. Select who the message will be visible to i.e. only logged-in users or everyone
  3. Enter an appropriate message 
When you click "Update message", the message will be visible on the homepage.  To see an example message, head over to
To clear the homepage message, open the "Admin" menu and return to the "Homepage message" page.  Remove any highlighting, clear the message text and click "Update message".
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