Author: Megan Ross

MultiEdit Content

The Properties button in the Page Actions Toolbar near the top of the page contains information about the page. You must have the page checked out to you to see all the options.

MultiEdit Content is where you will set up the main page image if you are using a Feature Image. Select the MultiEdit Content option from the left menu in the Properties screen or by using the orange MultiEdit button at the top of the page edit screen. These options will be different for a Profile Page.


Faculty/Staff Personnel Items Start to Finish

Creating faculty/staff listings involves a few steps. First, you must create a Personnel Information for each person. If you are including an employee who is already listed in another department, you will still create the page, but you will pull in content from the other listing. Once that is created you will be able to add people to the listing pages. A Quick Guide PDF is also available.


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.


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].


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 are available: Web Content, Plain Text, Image Gallery, and Form. Instead of using the Image Gallery asset, you should use the Image Gallery snippet.

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.

Editing an Existing Asset

When an asset it used on your page, it will appear similar to the following screen shot in the editor screen of the web page.

Screen shot of text showing content is within an asset.

  1. Make note of the title listed in bold.
  2. Go to Content > Assets in the Global Navigation Bar.
  3. Use the filter field at the top of the screen to type in text from the title of the asset to find the correct asset.
  4. Open the asset by clicking on the name in the listing.
  5. Check out the asset by clicking on the lightbulb icon.
  6. Go to the Edit tab.
  7. Edit the content.
  8. Save your changes using the blue Save button at the bottom of the screen.
  9. Publish the asset. This will also publish all pages that are using the asset so they will be updated.

Social Icons Snippet

This snippet inserts social media icons onto the page. Frequently used in the heading of RSS Feed snippets (Full News, Announcements) or Top Title with More Links snippet or beneath the left navigation. This would create only the social media icons shown in the image. The Social Icons snippet was inserted into a Top Title with More Links snippet. It can also be used in a sidebar.

Social Icons example