Content Management System

Getting Started with the CMS

Utilizing UCR's Content Management System - Overview

In general, there are four categorical steps to utilizing UCR's Content Management System as follows:

  1. Requesting Access

    Review the CMS Support Site. 

    Request either a CMS site using OU Campus or hosting space only on the server. Please note that technical support will be limited if not using UCR's official CMS. 

    Types of websites accommodated: departmental, administrative, group, conference, lab, and research sites. Personal websites that do not reflect research and teaching at UCR are not permitted.  

    Please note that UCR is transitioning away from Omni Update and will have a new campus website platform solution in January 2018 (BETA). If your site is not urgent, we encourage you to wait until the new platform is available. 

    The site request will go through an approval process. C&C will send credentials as necessary and follow up when the site is ready.

  2. Training

    In person training for OU Campus CMS will then be scheduled. 

    There are various roles and permissions within the CMS. The basic ones are below:

    • Content Provider - Content Providers may create and edit pages within the CMS and submit content to a Content Publisher for approval.
    • Content Publisher - Content Publisher have the same capabilities as Providers, but in addition may approve and publish content to the web.
    • Super Editor - Super Editors have more access to content in the CMS than Providers and Publishers. In addition to the abilities above, Super Editors may (for example) edit HTML code as required.

    In addition to online tutorials, C&C will host face-to-face training sessions. These will be scheduled as needed and be held at the C&C Training Room. 

  3. Designing the Web Site

    C&C has prepared several templates for departmental use (these templates use campus design standards, graphics, fonts, etc.). 

    Departments or site owners should create a content strategy or migration plan and timeline.

    Editors of the site will be expected to add content to their own site: add new pages, new content, including photos and videos, edit content, and request new editors as needed.

  4. Go Live & Publishing to the New Site
    After all content has been migrated (or updated and migrated) to the new CMS enabled web site, the new CMS site will be published and the old (non-CMS site) will be retired. For new sites, a request should be made to remove the robots.txt file to allow crawling. 

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