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Web Publishing

This page covers how a Web Publisher at CMA can update their webpages through this Portal directly.

Log into the Website

Be sure to click "Sign In" at the top of the page.  Use your normal Windows username and password.  Once logged in, the "Sign In" button changes to "My Menu".

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Add & Edit Pages

To add a page to the website (login required)

  1. Navigate to your section of the website
  2. Click "My Menu > Manage Pages”
  3. Here, you can Add & Edit pages on the website (which also changes the side navigation).

Note: A page is also called a “Portlet” in the system
Note: The side navigation can also be re-ordered and hidden in this menu.

Adding Navigation & Content to a Blank Portlet

When you create a page using Manage pages, it creates a blank page or blank "portlet".  You will need to added at least 2 items to every new page.  Once on a blank, new page:

  1. Click  “My Menu > Add Application”
  2. When the “Add Application” box appears on the left,
    select “Content Management”
  3. Drag and drop the following 2 items onto where they should belong on the page:
    1. Navigation (left side)
    2. Web Content Display (center)

Creating and Approving a Web Content Display

Once you’ve added a “Web Content Display”, you will need to activate the Web Content display by filling out the name of the Web Content Display, as well as the content.

You'll see the unactivated Web Content display (it will only have 2 buttons: 1) select Web Content display and 2) Add Web Content.

  1. Click "Add Web Content"
  2. Specify the "Name", then add content, then click “Save and Approve”.

IMPORTANT.  If you do not “Approve” the page, the page will not show, and you will need to repeat these steps.

Note: After you "Approve" a piece

Editing a Page

In order to edit a page, simply click the “Edit” button at the bottom of any piece of “Web Content”.  If the “Edit” button is not available, you do not have proper permissions for the page.

Changing Web Content

There may be times when you need to replace the web content within a page with some other existing web content you previously created. Here is how.

Replacing Web Content (Flash Movie)

Working With Tables

How to insert and delete rows and columns (.doc)

Creating Links and Uploading Files

When editing the website, it is very common to add links to a webpage.  You can add links to an existing URL an existing page on the server, or you can upload a file to link to.

How to add Documents and Files using the Document Library (PDF)

How to Link Documents and Web Pages (PDF)

Creating Links and Uploading Images

This process is the same as uploading a file, except click the "Insert/Edit Image" icon.  Note: Images are stored in a SEPARATE directory than are files.  Please be sure you are in the correct directory.

 

Note: Disable the IE Warning message

To prevent the Internet Explorer popup window on the development site: "do you want to view only the web page content that was delivered securely?"

1. Go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Security
2. Select the "Security" tab -> Click the "Custom Level" button
3. In the "Miscellaneous" section change “Display mixed content” to Enable.

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/InternetExplorer/thread/e7526a5f-f953-4235-90c3-004f9b973585

 Making a Page Viewable By the Public

If a document is not viewable by the public, make sure that it has been uploaded to the correct directory.  When browsing the server to link and upload a file, the first directory at the top of the list will have your name.  Don't upload documents there (unless you are building your personal profile pages).  Instead, upload them to your department's folders in the proper community (i.e., About, Admissions, Academics, Campus Life, Extension, Faculty & Staff).

Below are the pre-requistes to make a document publicly available.

  1. The content which you want to make available publicly should have the Guest view permission. Similarly the folder/document should have the Guest view permission.
  2. The page/link where the document would be publicly available must be a public page
  3. Eg., www.csum.edu/web/test is a public page (/web/test) is a public page whereas www.csum.edu/group/mycampus (/group/) is private page in other words it appears only after the login.

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