Below are frequently asked questions regarding the new website Content Management System (Cascade Server). If your question is not here, please visit our website work request system and ask your question there. Thank you.
What is a CMS?
A content management system, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easier for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website.
Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of "behind the scenes" work such as: making content searchable and able to be indexed, keeping track of users, permissions and security settings, maintain site look-and-feel and branding consistency, and much more.
Our system is called Cascade Server.
What is our Web Content Management System (CMS) and how do I gain access and use it to edit my site?
Our CMS is called Cascade Server. To gain access to edit your site, follow these steps:
Why do we have this new system?
A new system is necessary due to three issues:
Why don't I see the updated document that I uploaded to my site?
Your browser's cache probably needs to be cleared before it will attempt to download the new version of your document. For information about your browser cache and how to clear it in most different browsers, please visit http://refreshyourcache.com/en/home/
How do I signup for CMS training?
Go to http://webapps.salisbury.edu/cms (login required) to see what training opportunities are currently being offered.
How do I request training for myself and/or my staff and faculty?
To request training please the steps below:
What SU websites are affected?
Only sites and pages on http://www.salisbury.edu (main web server) are affected.
Websites NOT affected are:
If you are unsure, please submit your question via our website work request site.
Will the new CMS be Section 508 compliant?
Will the Faculty FP (facultyfp.salisbiry.edu/username) site be impacted?
Yes. The FP in "Faculty FP" refers to Microsoft "Front Page" and the Front Page Server Extensions which allowed editors to access web pages on the server directly. This software has been phased out by Microsoft and is no longer be available to us. It is for this reason that we are implementing a new system for managing our many web sites. Faculty FP pages will need to be migrated to the new system.
Where do I find step-by-step instructions for using the CMS?
Visit our How to... website for step-by-step instructions.