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Content Management System (CMS)
The Web Content Management System (CMS) provides a no-programming-required interface to update NDSU web pages.
CMS is provided as the primary platform for publishing web content at www.ndsu.edu. Authors do not need to know web programming and instead use a browser-based rich text editor to contribute content. CMS has a built-in workflow so that contributors can be authors only or authors and publishers.
- Request access - To be granted a CMS account or access to another group in CMS, you should contact a workspace manager for the page or the IT Help Desk.
- Terminology - Terminology is a group of specialized words or terms and meanings commonly used in CMS documentation.
- Backend Tour - Backend means the server, application and database that work behind the scenes to deliver information to the user. Get oriented the first time you log into CMS Backend.
- Frontend Tour - Everything that you see when you are navigating around the website, is Frontend. It refers to the user interface.
- Attending the training - In this 45-minute workshop, we will focus on just the basic information you need to know to get started using the CMS. Once you learn the basics, you will be able to start working on your site and come back for more in-depth training later.
- Default Pages - Per the site request, your organization's Web site was configured with default pages. Each of these pages serves a special purpose and different rules of what must be done (or should never be done) apply for each page.
- Tips for Designing Frontend - Each site has its own unique set of needs. Here are a few guidelines to help you create your own recipe.
- Accessible content - What is accessibility and how to author content in CMS following accessibility guidelines.
- Update page header and footer - Parts of the template are configurable by the site authors using specially named content elements.
- Plan a useful website - The most important concept of the steps which will guide you through the process of creating a useful website, is that you should plan before executing. You will save time and headache if you plan first and execute second.
- Request site for a department - To request a new unit page in NDSU CMS, an NDSU faculty or staff member who will manage the group permissions should complete the new page request form (requires NDSU login)