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CMS Linkback Help

CMS linkback bookmarklets allow you to quickly locate and edit pages when you are viewing a live site or CMS preview. There are three bookmarklets available, which can be found at http://cms.mtu.edu/Rhythmyx/linkback/help along with instructions for installing them. Once installed, bookmarklets can be used by simply clicking on them while the page you wish to locate or edit is open in your browser.

The CMS linkback bookmarklets, which can be dragged to your bookmarks toolbar for easy access. They can be found by going to cms.mtu.edu and clicking on 'Linkback Help', or by visiting the link above.

The “Rhythmx Content Explorer” bookmarklet (highlighted in red) will locate the page which is currently open in your browser and open its parent folder in the CMS. This makes it easy to find where a page lives in the CMS.

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CMS Linkback Shortcut—Tips and Tricks

To use linkback, you must add linkback bookmarklets to your browser. You can add bookmarklets to all browsers supported by Percussion CM System (Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0, Firefox and 3.0, and Safari 3.1.2).

To add a bookmarklet to your browser:

In Firefox and Safari, ensure that your browser displays the Bookmark bar, then drag the bookmarklet you want to use to the Bookmark bar. Three bookmarklet options are listed below.

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Good File Naming Conventions

There are a number of good tips to keep in mind when you name your folders, files, and web pages. These tips will help to keep your URLs short and specific to what they involve. Good file naming will also help with search engine optimization.

  • Don’t include spaces or other punctuation in your folder or file name. If necessary, use dashes in this manner: “my-new-file.pdf”.
  • Try to keep your folder or file name short while still making sense.
  • Use key words.
  • Use lowercase.
  • Pick a filename and stick to it. Besides our CMS restrictions, not renaming your file will keep the file indexed by any search engines.
  • Try to avoid using years, version numbers, or other naming patterns that date a file. Maintenance is reduced and user experience is sustained when you can just overwrite the old file with the new one each year and keep the filename the same. However, for archiving purposes, different filenames may be important (e.g., FY09). To ensure that your new filename updates properly, please let the CMS team in University Marketing and Communications know when you change a filename.

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