Category Archives: assets

Advanced Forms

The Forms asset within the CMS includes the ability for advanced functionality. This functionality may change on a frequent basis, so be sure to check back often for the latest information. If you have a specific form need that is not addressed with the current advanced features available, please contact cmshelp@mtu.edu.

Some of the advanced functionality includes legends, additional classes, fieldsets, sizes, and prebuilt datasets. You can also set up a form to email different people depending on a certain radio button selection.

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Global Asset Listing

There are several assets created and maintained by University Marketing and Communications, described below, that can be  used on your website. As the data included in these assets changes, we will update them and the updated information will automatically update on any pages where the asset is used. Check back as this list gets updated as new assets are added. Suggestions for new assets can be sent to cmshelp@mtu.edu. These assets will all begin with [Global]. Continue reading


Assets

Assets are pieces of content that are saved in a central location that can be used on multiple pages or in multiple sites. If the asset content is changed that change is applied to all pages using it. To insert an asset, click the asset icon asset-icon, select the asset you want to use, and click Insert. The actual asset content will not be visible while you are editing. You will be able to see it from the preview. Some University-wide assets have already been created for you to use including university-wide touts. Since it can change frequently, a description of available assets can be found at blogs.mtu.edu/webmaster/asset-listing.

Assets can be created by selecting Assets from the Content menu in the Global Navigation bar. You could create an asset for content that will be used on multiple pages, within your site or among other sites, so you don’t have to recreate it each time you use it and so that all instances of it can be updated at once. There are four types of assets that you can create: Web Content, Plain Text, Image Gallery, and Form.

After creating the asset, you must publish it. When you edit an asset and publish it, the page(s) that are using the asset are automatically published.

 



Image Gallery Asset

This asset will allow you to group multiple images together into an image gallery. The page you are adding the asset to has a setting where you can select between a couple formatting options for your displayed gallery. You must have your images sized appropriately outside of the CMS before adding them to the gallery. All styles will allow the user to click on the image on the page to see the full-size image that is uploaded.

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