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Content Management System (CMS) Training

Who should attend?

Staff who will be in-putting content for pages on the internet and wish to discover how easily they can put in content, make alterations and/or additions before publishing the pages.


To provide practical training of the most common features of the CMS used by staff authoring and/or editing content, including inputting different content types, previewing, checking and changing content before publishing on the internet without having the knowledge of HTML.

Course content

By the end of the course participants will understand:

  1. What a Content Management System (CMS) is:
    • The benefits of using a CMS and
    • How to use a CMS
  2. How to log on to the CMS
  3. How to define 'Content Types' and how to add content
  4. Using Templates to add content to the web site
    • Entering Data into a Template
    • Rich Text
    • Mandatory Data
    • Non Mandatory Data e.g. 'What's New
    • Expiry Dates
    • Incomplete/Complete/Publish
  5. Preparing Content for the web site
    • Previewing
    • Categorisation
    • Adding Images
    • Adding Keywords
    • Adding Related Content
    • Adding External Links
    • Dublin Core
    • Finish / Unlock
  6. Adding attachments to content
    • Linking the files to the system
  7. Adding links within the content
    • External
    • Internal
    • Email
  8. Understanding Workflow
    • Selecting an Editor
    • Attaching comments
  9. Editing content on the system
    • Workflow notification
    • Search for content
    • Edit content
    • Publish Content
    • Finish/Unlock
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