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CMS Author Training. An introduction to maintaining content in UH’s Content M anagement S ystem . Introduction Getting Started Editing a page Common Asset Types Editing Differences Creating a page Publishing Resources. Agenda. Introduction. What is a CMS?

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cms author training

CMS Author Training

An introduction to maintaining content in UH’s Content Management System

agenda
Introduction

Getting Started

Editing a page

Common Asset Types

Editing Differences

Creating a page

Publishing

Resources

Agenda
introduction
Introduction
  • What is a CMS?
    • Stands for Content Management System
    • Is web-based
    • Allows non-technical authors to update web sites
    • Allows technical administrators to better manage web sites
  • Like Power Point Presentations, they have an Author Side (editing mode) and a User Side (presentation mode)
getting started
Getting Started
  • Logging In
    • During Training:
      • Go to http://mars.matrix.uh.edu:8888
      • cmstrain01, cmstrain02, cmstrain03, etc.
    • Afterwards
      • Go to http://cms.uh.edu
      • Use your cougarnet credentials
  • Getting oriented with the CMS home
  • Folders & files just like your PC
  • Parent-child relationships
editing a page
Editing a page
  • Using the WYSIWYG editor
  • Using --formats--
  • internal/external links
  • email links
  • Inserting images
  • Paste from MS Word – don’t
  • Title, System Name, File Display Name, and Folder Display Name (yes, it’s confusing – we’re working on it)
common asset types
Common Asset Types
  • Folder with Standard Content Page (your typical web page)
  • News and Events Article
  • File (MSWord docs, powerpointpresentations, pdfs, images, etc)
  • Folder
  • Physical Redirect
editing differences
Editing Differences
  • Standard Content Page
    • Banners
    • Related Links
    • Wide vs Standard layout
  • News Article (News and Events Article)
    • Teaser
    • Story type
    • Multiple contact infos
  • Folder
    • Display in menu
    • Title -> navigation and breadcrumbs
  • Files
    • Just choose the file, ignore the rest
creating a page
Creating a page
  • How do you do it:
    • The New menu
    • Content wizards
    • Copying an existing file
  • Automatic Navigation
  • Paths, filenames, and good URLs
publishing
Publishing

For the Main UH Site

For Other Sites

Ask your site administrator

resources
Resources
  • 508
    • Informative links
    • formats
    • alt tags
  • UH Resources
    • UA Marketing
    • IT Web Technologies
    • http://uh.edu/web
    • cms-users listserv
  • Later topics:
    • Images & Multimedia
    • Writing for the web
    • Usability
    • Developing on the CMS
    • Administering a CMS site
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