CMS editing guides

Some new content here.

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Recordings of CMS Training Sessions

View recording one (45 minutes)

  • Logging in
  • Navigating to a different page
  • Creating a new page or cloning an exiting one
  • Basic formatting
  • Previewing changes
  • Making the page live
  • Metadata - keywords for search engines and hiding the right-hand column
  • Links
  • Images

View recording two (47 minutes)

  • Banner images and the image repository
  • Uploading and sharing files
  • Displaying file details in the download link
  • Tables
  • Highlighting sections of your work
  • Buttons
  • Horizontal line
  • Safe Editing and Cascading changes
  • Moving pages

Turn on editing in the CMS

To edit a page don't do this, navigate to the page you would like to work on, and then add "/_edit" at the end of the URL.

Turn editing on

You may get asked to login. Use your usual ACU credentials.

The Editor interface

The editor in the CMS has a number of buttons across the top banner of the page. This section briefly describes the function of most of the button.

CMS Editor Interface

New -Create a new page or clone an existing one. Upload an image or file.

Preview - See what the page looks like for the end user.

Edit - Make changes to the page, file or asset.

Log Out (the head and shoulder icon) - Exit editing mode.

Asset Finder - Navigate to a different page or asset in the CMS.

Save - Click this whenever you have made changes on any page or section.

Details - An overview of the page or asset. Here you can change the asset name, make it live, archive it or turn safe editing on.

Content - Change the actual content of the page.

Metadata - Lots of different settings to do with the page. Three important settings are for keywords (for search engines), descriptions and hiding the right-hand-column.

Workflow - Not currently used.

Linking - Move the position of the page/asset inside the website. Show or hide PNG, 3.33 KB the page from the menu. View and visit the subpages of this asset.

URL - Change the name of the asset's URL. Note, if you change the name of a page, you should also change the URL.

Uploading and sharing files

  1. Upload the file by clicking the 'New' button New button selecting 'Files' and then the file type. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  2. Ensure the status of the file is set to 'Approve and Make Live'.
  3. Files should be attached to a link within the page.
    1. PDF Documents should open in a new window.
    2. All other files types should be kept in the same window - they will download to the user's own computer by default.
  4. 'Include Summary' should be checked.
  1. Once the link appears on the editing page, add brackets around the summary. The format for a link (in the editor) to a downloadable file resource should be: "Link Name (%asset_summary_Asset_ID%)".
    Note: the brackets should be part of the link - including the last bracket!


To the entire table use the classes "table table-bordered table-hover table-striped".

NameFavourite ColourFavourite Animal

Highlights (Tooltips)

To a paragraph use the classes "alert alert-danger" or "alert alert-info".




To a link use the classes "btn btn-default" or "btn btn-secondary" or "btn btn-primary".

button default

button secondary

button primary