After the first week of using the new CMS editor, the Web Team wants to fill you in on some tips, and how to get around some
problems. We are also offering two "What's New" sessions for web maintainers.
If you previously used Internet Explorer for web editing,
you should switch to Firefox. Be sure to bookmark the Staging login page
(https://staging.www.iup.edu/iuplogin/login.aspx), or you may even want to make it the
Do not use Safari.
For the time being, if you are logged into
staging.www.iup.edu, do not browse www.iup.edu in the same browser at the same
time (for example, if you’re using Firefox on staging, use IE to browse the
live IUP site), else you will get kicked out of the staging CMS. If this
happens, you will need to close all Firefox windows and then reopen and log in
Due to a sitewide problem with the calendar, we ask that you
do not enter any new events into your calendar until further notice. There have
been problems with recurring events displaying properly.
When event editing resumes, here are some things to keep in
Learn more about Adding Events to a Calendar.
When creating a quicklink to a page that uses an alias (for
example, www.iup.edu/livelyarts), an Insert Quicklink window will appear asking
you to choose either the “manual alias” or the “/WorkArea” link (the one that
ends with the content ID number). You should always choose the “/WorkArea”
choice. Never use the alias for making a quicklink.
Learn more about working with quicklinks.
The View Menu option is currently not available within the
CMS editor. But, you can always edit a menu directly from the staging webpage.
When not in Preview mode, look for the Edit Menu button underneath the
Learn more about working with menus.
This session will be offered twice, and will take roughly 30–45 minutes:
Both take place in the IT Support Center Training Lab (Delaney Hall, Room G41).
Registration is required.
These identical sessions will be basic overviews, not full-fledged training sessions. We'll present some of the more important changes with the new Aloha web editor and let web maintainers get their hands dirty with it. Regular training workshops will begin the following week, and we'll have an announcement about them shortly.
August 1, 20131:30 p.m.IT Support Center Training Lab (Delaney Hall, Room G41)
August 2, 201310:00 a.m.IT Support Center Training Lab (Delaney Hall, Room G41)
An overview of some of the most important changes with the new Aloha web editor, plus some tips and how to handle some problems. Both sessions are identical.
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