Getting started editing and publishing

Below are simple, concise instructions for users new to the system. There is more you can do, but you will need to master these skills first.

The weekly training sessions conducted via Zoom are a great way to build upon what you'll learn here. Please attend as many sessions per term as you are able to fit into your schedule.

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Getting access

To request access to a website, contact tdcms@union.edu.

Logging in

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Select "Tools" in the gray menu near the top of the page. Click on "Log-in," and you will be taken to a screen to enter your Union credentials (Union account username and password).

A screen capture of where users log into the system to update web pages.
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Some editing basics

Editing content in the "body section"

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Once logged in, make your way to the page you need to update. Once there, click "Page Actions" in the long black border at the top. Click "edit."

How to access edit from the top of the page
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-OR- click "edit" at the bottom of the page.

Edit at bottom of the page
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Make sure the "Content Sections" tab is selected.

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"Body section" is the most common "Content Section." The copy you will need to revise will likely be found here. Clicking the "body section" edit button will give you access to the text you need to edit.

A view of the body section edit button
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Once you have finished making your edits, scroll down and click the blue "save" button. If the publish box is not checked the page will not be publically visible. A pink background indicates an "unpublished" page.

Blue publish button
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Using the tools (WYSIWYG) menu

For those familiar with Microsoft Word, some of the icons in the toolbar/WYSIWYG menu should be familiar:

This shows the WYSIWYG editing functions

A word of caution: Arbitrary text embellishments do little to make your site more effective. Stick to the keep it simple design principle. Visitors to your website will thank you and it will make your life easier as well.

To make text bold, select the text and click the "B:"

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To make text italic, select the text and click the "I:"

Italic text icon

Note: Italic copy can be difficult to read, especially for the visually impaired. Please use this style sparingly.

To create a bulleted (unordered) list:

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To align text (justify, left, center, right):

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To create a link:

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Video tutorial