Managing Your Website

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Cascade Server is the content management system (CMS) used by Miami University to help web editors across campus easily update their websites.

These pages provide an overview of the basics for web page creation and editing as well as referencing existing external components for these page types.

Send your questions or requests for page publishing to the web team at webmaster@MiamiOH.edu.


Quick Reference Guide

Use this guide to remember the basics after you've completed training. For more in-depth instructions in any area, explore Cascade Instructions.

Logging in

To log in to Cascade, access https://cms.miamioh.edu via the URL text field. Do not use Internet Explorer.

Copying Content

Do not copy directly from Word, Google docs, or email. Copy your text into a simple text editor or use the "Paste as Text Only" button before pasting into the CMS. You will then need to apply the appropriate formatting.

Publishing

Pages are not "live" (viewable by the public) until they are published to the Live Site. The Test Site is for you to view your pages before they go live.

Creating Widgets

Widgets must be created before being added to your web page. Widgets must be published separately. You can use a widget multiple times in different pages after it has been created.

More information on creating widgets

Finding Images

First, images must be sized appropriately for the web. You can download images from PhotoShelter at miamiOH.edu/photoshelter.

More information on creating images

Uploading Documents

All documents must be accessible.

More information on uploading documents

Web Accessibility

Accessibility should be a priority when designing your web pages. Gain an appreciation of web accessibility by understanding the user perspective. This 11.5 minute video provides an overview of the difficulties users with disabilities face on the web and some of the motivations for web accessibility. [Credit: WebAIM.org]

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Cascade 8

Watch the video to learn more about the navigation changes in the new Cascade 8 interface.