Managing Your Website

Cascade Server is the new content management system (CMS) used by Miami University to help web editors across campus easily update their websites. The campus-wide migration project is being rolled out in phases. You will be notified when your department or office is scheduled to be migrated to the new system. You can sign up for training after your department has been scheduled for migration. In the meantime, you can get your current site ready for migration and learn more about the CMS.

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 using the Cascade Server CMS for Miami University's website located at http://miamioh.edu.

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 attended training. For more in-depth instructions in any area, explore the Cascade Instructions section.

Logging in

Use the Firefox browser for best results.

To log in to the new instance of Cascade, access https://cms.miamioh.edu via the URL text field.

Logging In

Use your Miami Unique ID and password to log in.

Choose the correct site from the drop down list for your area:

Logging in

Behind the Scenes

Update Default Setting for Unpublishing:

Under My Settings:

  • Check box for "Unpublish on Move/Delete"
  • Click Submit to Save

Following Naming Conventions

System Names are always lower-case, using hyphens to seperate words, with no punctuation or special characters.

Be sure to assign meaningful, descriptive names to all folders and files

Copying Content

Do not copy directly from Word. Copy your text into a simple text editor before pasting into the CMS.

Uploading Images and Files

Do not fill out any fields, just browse for the file and click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Publishing

Pages are not "live" until they are published to the staging server. The stagingtest server is for you to view your pages before they go live.

Organizing Your Assets

Locate your office/department folder in the asset tree:

Images and documents are stored in the

Editing an Existing Page

Open the page and click on the Edit tab. Use the WYSIWIG or HTML editor. Don't forget to Submit the completed page.

Making New Items (pages, widgets, images, documents, folders)

Adding a New Page

Adding a new page

More information on creating pages

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.

Creating widgets

More information on creating widgets

Uploading Images

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

To upload an image, go to New > Default > Image

Do not complete any fields.

Scroll to the bottom.

Click Browse, locate the image.

Click Submit.

More information on creating images