CMS How To
Guides and Video Tutorials for CMS Users
CMS Training Manual
Whistle stop tour of the CMS V8 Interface
Learn about Sections
The following demos show you the steps involved with creating a basic page or section on your website.
Working with sections (pages):
- Create a subsection
- Preview Changes to a Page
- Edit a section
- Move a section
- Create a Hidden section
- Re-order sections
- Create a "Home" link
- Create an external link section
- Delete a section
- Restore a deleted section
Help Google find your page
Working with Content
Content: the stuff on your page, e.g. Text, images, links. The videos below will show you how to add basic content to a page/section of your site.
Files and the CMS - Media library
The Media Library:
- Add a document to the Media Library
- Add an image to the Media Library
- Insert a document into General Content
Inserting Documents, and Links in to your content
Dealing with long pages
The new style has resulted in many much longer pages. The guide below details how to handle them.
Image Sizes and the CMS
|Content Type||Image Size in Pixels||File Type|
|2017 Image Banner||1920 x 708||JPG|
|2017 Image Banner (reduced height)||1920 x 650||JPG|
|Image Banner (New 2021)||1020x650||JPG|
|Image Banner mobile (Nov 2021)||1024 x 640||JPG|
|Banner image for a course page||1920 x 720||JPG|
|2017 Spotlight||1056 x 719||JPG|
|2017 Profile||1270 x 550||JPG|
|2017 Link Box||472 x 472||JPG|
|2017 Connect Box||500 x 500||JPG|
|Logo (updated Nov 2021)||400x260||JPG|
|Icon - for use with link circle||150 x 150||PNG (transparent)|
|News-Item||800 x 400||JPG|
|Personal Details||400 x 400||JPG|
Note re old content type image sizes:
Please note existing content types, such as banner image with title and spotlight block, image sizes remain the same. For functional homepage boxes and righthand side callout boxes images now should be square. 200 x 200 pixels will work for both.
Allow Pop Ups
The first time you preview a section on your PC a pop-up blocker might prevent the preview from being displayed.
- Look for the red X - the top right-hand side of your browser window
- Click this and choose always allow
- Click Done
- Refresh the page using F5
- Then preview the section again.
Pop-up blockers display differently in different browsers. The instructions above are for Google Chrome. If you are using Internet Explorer (blue E icon), or Firefox, or Safari, do a google search to make sure you recognise the pop-up blocker when it displays.
Webshots - Supplementary Information for CMS Moderators
The ongoing webshot learning series covers a wide variety of topics that are of use to CMS moderators. Each session is recorded, past webshots can be viewed online.