CMS Cheat Sheet: How do I...
- ...create a new page?
- ...change the images across the top of the page?
- ...make my changes appear on the public web site?
- ...add an image to the content of my page?
- ...make links that jump down the page?
- ...change the text of links in the left column of the page?
- ...put things in the lower right portion of my department's home page?
- ...put things in the lower left portion of my department's home page?
For your pages to show up on the site, they must be Saved, Checked In, and Marked for Publish.
See also Publishing your firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for help.
This sort of in-page link is often called a "jump link" or an anchor. There are two ways to make them.
If you want a list of jump links to appear at the top of your page, you will want to use anchor page chunks. These pages, of type "Anchor" should be children of the page you want the content to appear on. They are created like any new page (See Two Ways to Create a New Page .), and have two fields, AnchorHeader and Enter Anchor Copy. The AnchorHeader will appear as a section head above your anchor text and will be the text that shows in the list of links at the top of your page.
If you don't want the list of links at the top of the page, but only need a way to jump down the page quickly when it is linked to from elsewhere, you may use the button that looks like an anchor to create a "target". Click on your text where you wish to jump to and click the anchor name. Name your anchor. Links to this anchor will look like: http://www.kenyon.edu/your_page's_x-number.xml#your_anchor's_name.
Careful -- these links are automatically built. They will be either the children of your page (front page, second level on subpages) or siblings (first level on sub pages) of the page you are working on. If the link in question is an ExternalLink, find it, check it out, and change the Enter Header field.
Other page types are more problematic. You can change them, however, by finding the page they link to and changing that page's header. The consequences of this are pretty obvious: the page's displayed header changes, and the text changes anywhere that it is part of a navigation or linked to via Internal Link.
The lower right quadrant of your department's home page is controlled by our old friend, the LinkSetHeader.
If you have text already in that area that you need to change, snoop around a little in your site and find the LinkSetHeader and its children and edit them just like any other page.
If you don't have anything there yet, or if you need another heading on that side, create a new LinkSetHeader, by clicking on your home page in the CMS tree, then on New. Name your page and choose "LinkSetHeader" from the type box. Hit OK and you should have your header.
Under that header you can put InternalLinks, ExternalLinks, and LinkSetEntries--just create a new page and choose the type you want from the type box. In general:
- InternalLinks are used when you need to link to something inside the CMS
- ExternalLinks are for when you need to link to something outside the CMS (Links to pages inside can be done with these as well)
- LinkSetEntries are for when you want some unlinked text and some linked text, or when you need bolding or italics.
The lower left quadrant of your home page is easy to edit. Check out your home page and scroll down until you see "Enter Feature Copy". Edit it!
If you want to have a colored heading in that space -- and it looks best if you do--use a "Heading 3". To do this, look for the dropdown that says "Normal" in the editing box. Click on the text that should be the heading, then choose "Heading 3" from that dropdown box. In your editor, the text should look at little larger and be italicized; if you preview, you'll see it as bold and colored. Note: don't abuse headings; they're there to denote sections of text, not to "make things pretty". If you need something to stand out, come talk to us; don't make it a heading.