CMS Quick Start Guide

Accessing the CMS

Go to: http://cms.kumc.edu/ in a web browser (Using Internet Explorer will give you the most predictable user experience)

Logging into the CMS

  • Login using your network userid and password.

CMS Screen Layout

Overview of Content Management System

a. Dashboard. See pages that you visited recently, time of last publish, drag-n-drop favorite pages, see pages in progress.

b. Site tree. Files in black are ones that you have rights to affect.

c. Page status. Check current workstate, should be "published" in order for changes to be pushed out on the next publish cycle

How to Edit a Page

How to Edit a Page

a. Click the Advance in Workflow button and then select Edit.

Important Note: If this drop down says Publish instead of Edit, select Publish and then follow the steps below.  Once you have completed this process, then you will repeat this process and select Edit.  You have to repeat the process twice when you don't own the page initially.  So when you publish the page you take ownership of it... then you are able to edit it.

Advancing a Page in Workflow

b. Click the Advance button

Advancing a Page in Workflow

c. Select your name from the list.  For the purpose of this training we will use cmstest1

d. Once you have selected your name, click OK.

How to Publish a Page

Publishing a Page

a. Click the Advance in Workflow button and then select Publish.

Publishing a Page

b. Click the Advance button

Publishing a Page

c. Select your name from the list.  For the purpose of this training we will use cmstest1

d. Once you have selected your name, click OK.

Creating a New Page

Creating a New Page

a. Right mouse click on parent page for the new page.

b. Choose New > Edit

Creating a New Page

a. Enter name for the page. This is what appear in the navigation - avoid special characters.

b. Choose the Page type. Usually a detail page. Section fronts are generally for a group of pages that will need navigation different from the parent.

Last modified: Jan 17, 2014
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