Navigating the CMS

Welcome Screen

  • After logging into the CMS you are taken to the screen shown below
  • From here you can select:
    • Websites
      • 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
    • Tagging
      • Price tag icon
      • Used by select CMS groups to make content automatically populate through specialized components
CMS Welcome Screen

Example of the initial CMS welcome screen

Site Admin

  • 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
Example: Site Admin

Example of the CMS Site Admin view

Find Your Page

  1. Use the website hierarchy listed in the Navigation Pane to locate your page or section of pages.
  2. Similar to how you would navigate the live site, click the + to expand a branch of pages.
  3. Continue to click the + until you find your section of pages.
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

http://nyu.edu/parent-page/child-page/child-page.html

Example: Navigation Pane

Site Admin Navigation Pane

Example: Details Pane

Site Admin Details Pane