Navigating the CMS
- After logging into the CMS you are taken to the screen shown below
- From here you can select:
- Globe icon
- This is where you will find you unit's webpages
- Digital Assets
- Camera icon
- This is where you can upload and organize digital media
- Price tag icon
- Used by select CMS groups to make content automatically populate through specialized components
- After selecting the Websites option from the Welcome Screen you are taken to the Site Admin, shown below
- The Site Admin is organized as such:
- Top Navigation Bar
- Located at the very top of the screen
- Mirrors icons and options available to you on the welcome screen
- Navigation Pane
- Located on the left-hand side of the screen
- Contains a website hierarchy and navigation details that directly correlates to how pages are displayed in the live site
- Details Pane
- Located in the main right-hand section of the screen
- Shows the child pages of a parent page selected in the Navigation Pane and provides additional edit details
- Details Pane Menu Bar
- Located along the top of the Details Pane
- Contains options to create new, copy, paste, delete, activate, and deactivate pages
- Top Navigation Bar
- Use the website hierarchy listed in the Navigation Pane to locate your page or section of pages.
- Similar to how you would navigate the live site, click the + to expand a branch of pages.
- Continue to click the + until you find your section of pages.
- Click once on a page in the Navigation Pane so it's highlighted in green; all of the child pages will be listed in the Details Pane on the right.
- Click the - to collapse a branch (or section) of pages.
Parent vs Child Pages
Websites are organized into parent pages and child pages. The top level page is considered a parent page, and the pages nested underneath are its child pages.
In the Navigation Pane, all parent pages have a +/- next to them so you can expand the tree to see all child pages living underneath it.
When looking at the URL path of a webpage, the parent page will proceed the child page in that path: