What's New in the CMS
Adding a podcast is now available on the CMS. You can now have your users listen to a podcast that you have recorded, or share a podcast pertinent to your page. Learn all about the Podcast Chunk by watching the What's New Video.
New to the CMS this week is the ability add a Google Calendar into your CMS. If you use a Google Calendar to track events, you can now easily have the calendar view.
Watch this video to learn how to add a Google Calendar to your CMS.
Now when you create a table, you can have the column width distribute the width of each column evenly. Prior to this the width was automatically determined. Now you can have a table stretch to fill a page and each column will be the same size.
An often requested feature to the form builder is here!
You can now have the form builder e-mail someone based on a users response. For example -
You have an event upcoming. In the form you created, you have a checkbox to indicate if someone wants a t-shirt. Now when someone checks that box, you can have an e-mail sent to the person who is handling the t-shirts.
When you are creating your form, simply use the Multiple Select option and use the checkbox for "Options will cause specific people to receive an email whenever the form is submitted". Then enter the e-mail address you want the response to go to.
When you log into the CMS, there are now notices that indicate if your site has a Problem Report Outstanding or Content Pending Approval. You are then able to click on the notice, and it will quickly take you to that page to resolve.
This is huge. We are very excited for this.
You can now take data (like a spreadsheet) and import it to the list module. What does that even mean!?
Picture this scenario.
You maintain a spreadsheet that serves as a directory of all the people in your department. It is a simple way to keep track of a persons name, phone extension, and job title. With this new import feature, you can take this spreadsheet and upload it to the CMS to create a beautiful list.
Or this scenario...
You keep a spreadsheet of past scholarship winners. It is organized by a persons name, the scholarship they've been award, and the year of the scholarship. You can now easily import this data into the list module and have it appear on your CMS.
Check out the How To Video to learn all about it.
Imagine this scenario - You are working in the form builder. You are done creating this wonderful form and press the button "Request Approval." You get that e-mail back saying "Your form has been approved!"
Then, you are told you have to make a change to the form - after it's already been approved.
Previously, you would have to reach out to someone on the Web Team to help you. We would put the form back into a"Draft" status, you would make your change, and then would change the form back to "Approved".
But alas - That is no longer the case! CMS Administrators who have the permission of "Manage Existing Forms" can now move forms back to draft after they have been approved.
A few things to remember when moving the form back to Draft -
- The form will be unavailable while the updates are being made.
- Once your changes are made the form will need to be approved by the Web Team.
- Deleting or changing a question on the form may remove previous responses' answers. This data will be unrecoverable.
- We suggest you download an export of the responses before proceeding.
When you log into the Form Builder, you will now see this orange undo button. This button allows you to move the forms back into Drafts.
Once your edits are finished, you will then click the Request Approval button. The Web Team will then need to approve the revisions. As a reminder, please allow 3 business days for the approval process.
Posted by Zachary McCurdy on Permanent link for Now available - Move forms back into "Draft" status on September 30, 2019
An updated version to the CMS training video is now live, and ready for viewing. Take a look and learn!
Posted by Zachary McCurdy on Permanent link for CMS 101 training video is now available! on September 13, 2019
New to the CMS is the Pull Quote module. It is a great way to emphasis quotes, and have them display.
- First add the Pull Quote module by clicking on Manage Modules on the left side.
- Then, Click the New Module button.
- From the drop down list, select Pull Quote and Submit.
- Click on the Pull Quote you just created.
- Click on Add Quote, and begin to add in as many quotes as you want.
Once you've added the quote module to your page, the quotes will appear randomly.
Learn more about the Pull Quote module by watching the tutorial video.
The List Module has gone through an upgrade, which introduces several new options.
First, there are now 3 different layouts you can select from - The Table Layout, A to Z Layout, and Directory Layout.
Second, you now have the ability to import a spreadsheet into the list module. This means you no longer have to manually enter each entry.
Watch the video about the List Module Update to learn more.