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Basic CMS How To

How To Edit An Existing Article

To create an article in an existing category that is in a level that is setup to show administrative edting prompts the easiest way to create a new article is to:

  1. Login to the Admin Center as an administrator
  2. Navigate to the category as a normal site visitor would. 
  3. Look for the Edit Content link and click on it.
  4. Make your changes (usually in the Brief)
  5. Click Update. 

If the site level hides administrative prompts right click on the content area to reveal the Edit Content link. 

The manual way to accomplish this is to:

  1. Login to the Admin Center as an administrator. 
  2. From the Content segment select the Content button.
  3. From the Category menu on the right select the category you wish to edit. 
  4. Find the article you wish to edit or even use the search tools to find it. Click on the article you wish to edit. 
  5. Make your chagnes (usually in the Brief) 
  6. Click Update.

How To Create A New Article In A Category

Image Title: The Create Content link is usually located just below the category title.
The Create Content link is usually located just below the category title.

To create an article in an existing category that is in a level that is setup to show administrative edting prompts and has no existing articles the easiest way to create a new article is to:

  1. Login to the Admin Center as an administrator
  2. Navigate to the category as a normal site visitor would. 
  3. Look for the Create Content link and click on it.
  4. At a minimum type a headline and some content in the Brief.  
  5. Click Save. 

If the site level hides administrative prompts right click on the content area to reveal the Create Content link. 

If there are existing articles in this content category:

  1. Login to the Admin Center as an administrator
  2. Navigate to the category as a normal site visitor would. 
  3. Look for and Edit Content link and click on it.
  4. From the edit panel for the article you clicked on click Cancel. This will leave you with the correct category selected. 
  5. Click the New Article button at the bottom of the content listing. 
  6. At a minimum type a headline and some content in the Brief.  
  7. Click Save. 
  8. You now may need to drag your article to the correct order you wish to have for the articles as the newest article will be ordered first by default. 

The manual way to accomplish this is to:

  1. Login to the Admin Center as an administrator. 
  2. From the Content segment select the Content button.
  3. From the Category menu on the right select the category you wish to edit. 
  4. Click the New Article button at the bottom of the content listing. 
  5. At a minimum type a headline and some content in the Brief.  
  6. Click Save. 
  7. You now may need to drag your article to the correct order you wish to have for the articles as the newest article will be ordered first by default. 

How To Replace An Already Uploaded File

Image Title: The Select File button in the Asset panel of the Media record.
The Select File button in the Asset panel of the Media record.

If you have already uploaded a file in the Media Center and linked it to an article but need to replace that file with a revised version and do not need to change the filename:

  1. Login to the Admin Center as an Administrator.
  2. From the Content segement select Media.
  3. Locate the file you wish to replace using the search and/or navigation tools in the Media Manager. 
  4. Click on the file you wish to change.
  5. Click on the Select File button and locate the new file on your computer. 
  6. Click on the Update button. The file will be replaced but the filename will be the same.  All articles that link to this file will now link to the new version. 

How to Insert Clip-Art into an Article

The CMS comes with an extensive library of clip-art and you may even add to this library by designating a Media Category with the Clip-Art attribute.  To add one of these clip-art graphics to your article:

  1. Edit or create an article as you normally would.
  2. From either the Brief or the Article select the Clip-Art icon as shown in the graphic.
    Clip-Art Editor Icon
  3. Select a Collection from the pulldown menu.
  4. When you wish to select a graphic simply click one time on that graphic. 
  5. The image is now added at the editor point just like any other inline graphic and may be resized, aligned or even deleted normally.