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General Troubleshooting

Problem: The CMS isn't working in my web browser.

Solution: Be sure that you are using either Internet Explorer/Edge or Firefox when accessing the CMS. Google Chrome, Safari, and other browsers will not work.

 

Problem: I cannot login to the CMS.

Solution: Your FAMU credentials will not work & you'll need further authorization to access the CMS. Please refer to the Getting a CMS Account page for more information.

 

 

Manage Content Module

Problem: I clicked on publish, but the indicator just keeps spinning and nothing is happening (it's been over 2 minutes).

Solution: Something has gotten frozen in the publishing process and it's stuck. We apologize, but your most recent changes may be lost if you haven't been publishing or saving throughout the process. You will need to refresh your browser and open the page again.

 

Problem: I am unable to view my uploaded file in the CMS server.

Solution: Be sure that the desired file name doesn't contain any special characters. If it does, please rename the file & reupload to the server. 

 

Problem: My web page has disappeared on my site!

Solution: Check the "Stop Publishing Date" on your content. This date represents the date your content will no longer be visible on the famu.edu website. 

 

Problem: When I paste text into the CMS content, it displays in different fonts and isn't uniform with the rest of my site.

Solution: Never copy text from Microsoft Word or other sources and paste it into the CMS. The auto-formatting in MS Word will cause issues within your site. Please visit the Microsoft Word Alteratives page for other options.

 

 

Manage Navigation Module

Problem: My Sub-menu groups, external links, and/or navigation has disappeared on my site!

Solutions: 

  1. You may need to clear your web browser cache. Clearing your web browser cache and then logging in again will allow you to see the most recent version of the navigation. DO NOT save the navigation in this state as you will erase the actual links that are there.
  2. If it's a sub navigation or external link, be sure to check the "End-Publishing Date" and see if it's expired. If it's expired, you just need to set it sometime in the very distant future, remove the link that's in the navigation, and drag the updated link back over to the navigation and save it again.

Problem: My newly-created content page isn't displaying in the "Manage Navigation" menu under "Web Pages", but I can see it in the "Manage Content" menu under "Edit Documents".

Solutions:

  1. Make sure that you click "Publish" after creating the new content
  2. Check your "Stop Publishing Date" and make sure it is far into the future

 

  • Add/Remove External Links

    Select the folder or page where you want the external link to be added by clicking on the right of the folder name or on the desired page...

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  • Add/Remove Photos

    Please note that you may want to create a folder called "img" to house all of your photos so that they may be stored in one place on the...

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  • Create Pages

    First click on your respective folder After selecting your folder click on Add Content and a menu will appear Select the type of page that...

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  • Create Sub-Menu

    Select the folder where you would like the sub menu to be placed A folder within Cascade contains a group of related assets Use a sub menu...

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  • Dashboard

    This will take you to your Dashboard that contains various information in a readily accessible location History - Displays what you have...

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  • Edit/Modify

      Select the page that you wish to edit out of your folder.              2.  Click on the "Edit" button to edit the page.                    3. The "Test Editor Toolbar" will...

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  • Login

    Before we begin to do any actions on the Content Management System (CMS), we must first login with our username and password

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  • Publish

    After a page has been submitted you can now publish the page by first clicking on the "Publish" button (which allows the page to be viewed on the...

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  • Reorder Links

    Select the folder where you would like the links reordered To see the files in the folder either right click on the folder and select view...

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  • Submit Page

    Please note the message on the next page: "You are previewing a draft. To make these changes permanent, click Submit" Upon clicking on the...

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