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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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