Knowledge articles

  • Account
  • Accessible content

    What is accessibility and how to author content in CMS following accessibility guidelines

  • Backend tour

    Get oriented the first time you log into CMS. What is the CMS backend and what are the terms used in documentation.

  • Bugs

    Known bugs in CMS, how to report a bug or follow its status

  • Clear Cache

    What is cache, how to clear page cache for a site

  • Container Content Elements

    How to use Container Content Elements after using GridElements

  • Content

    What is content, how to create it, and what kinds of content are available

  • Default pages

    What pages are included in a new NDSU CMS site by default

  • Delete pages/content

    How to delete pages and contents and the cautions you should take before doing so.

  • Duplicate content

    If you absolutely must duplicate content, do it the right way. Use CMS to reuse content, including online buttons (links to Blackboard, webmail, Campus Connection), anti-bias link, and news lists.

  • Edit existing content

    Once content has been created, how do you edit it?

  • Editable page regions

    What parts of the page can be modified and what parts are set from the template

  • Errors

    Common errors and what you can do about them

  • Faculty site
  • Features

    A summary of the available features of the content management system

  • Facebook
  • Forms

    How to create mail forms

  • Get started

    This page is how to get started with CMS

  • Go Live

    What does Go Live mean and how to do it

  • Headings
  • Hide content

    Why hide content and how to hide it

  • Home pages demystified

    Where is your site's home page and what should (or should not) be included in it

  • HTML objects

    Listing and preview of the content records available for use in the HTML Objects "folder."

  • Images

    How can images be inserted in page contents

  • Links

    How to insert links in page content (including site maps, section indexes, etc)

  • Manage permissions
  • Manager welcome guide
  • Math notation
  • Menus and sitemaps

    Automated lists of links

  • Move page/content

    How to move pages or page contents

  • Multimedia

    How to insert multimedia (other than images) in page content. Includes Youtube, Vimeo and videos uploaded to CMS.

  • New template (NDSU 2018)

    Editing content within a page using the NDSU 2018 template.

  • News articles

    How to use the news application to create news articles and RSS feeds

  • Options/preferences

    How to set preferences in CMS and what the options mean

  • Page, create

    How to create a page, position it in the site, and what all those fields mean

  • Plan a site

    Recommendations for planning a site. Targeted for new sites, but may be helpful for existing sites that need a refresh.

  • Power BI embed
  • Preview

    How to preview pages and contents that have not been published

  • Publish

    How to publish pages and content

  • Qualtrics
  • Reduce file size

    Strategies for reducing Filelist usage by shrinking uploaded files.

  • Reserved page names

    Page titles and URLs that you should not use for CMS pages

  • Reset user preferences
  • Roles
  • Scripts

    Scripts (PHP, CGI, Javascript, etc) and CMS

  • Search, front-end

    How NDSU Search ( interacts with sites in CMS

  • Section index

    The special sitemap type, Section Index

  • Send to review

    How to send pages and contents for review and publish

  • Set URL (address)

    How to set the Web address that a page uses.

  • Shorten URLs

    Instead of using a default page URL, you can manually change the segment to make shorter page URLs for email and print brochures

  • Staff list

    Examples of staff lists created with CMS

  • Tables

    How to create tables using the rich text editor (RTE) and enhance with styles and accessibility

  • Template, update

    How to update parts of the template that are controlled by site authors

  • Terminology

    Terms you will encounter in CMS documentation and in conversation with other CMS users or support staff

  • Tutorials (Videos)
  • Undo changes

    In the event you need to undo a published change, here's how

  • Upload files

    How to upload files to CMS, what file types are allowed, and quota limitations

  • Workspace/Draft
  • Writing tips

    Tips for authoring content for Web visitors

Document conventions

As you read articles in this knowledge base, different formatting may be used to convey information beyond the plain text.

  • key
    A key on the keyboard is shown in a square box, for example

    Press Tab to navigate between form fields

  • key-combination
    Like individual keys, combinations of keystrokes are represented in square boxes, for example

    Press Shift-Enter to insert a line break.

  • text found in the CMS interface
    Titles, words, and phrases in the interface are shown in bold style, for example

    Check the Index checkbox to include the content element in section indices.

  • button/link in the CMS interface (or related pop-up windows)
    Clickable buttons that you should left mouse-click in the interface are shown in this style, for example

    Click the Save button to apply changes to your user preferences

    Except when the button is a graphic, in which case the button graphic itself will be shown, as appropriate.

Additional text styles are employed to bring your attention to noteworthy or important information, for example

Note: There are several other ways to create a new page, but for the sake of simplicity, only the basic method is shown here.

Tip: Selecting the save-and-create new button instead of save-and-close will automatically open up another content element of the same type.  If you plan to create another content element immediately, this will save you time.

Warning: Content elements do not automatically save during editing. If you click another area of TYPO3 outside of the content editing frame, you will lose any unsaved work.

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