CMS Access through the Browser

  • The Ektron Content Management System (CMS) can be accessed in two ways:

    • Preferred: Using a Web browser to access existing webpages and edit content blocks
    • Using the CMS Workarea to add new or edit existing content

    It is easier to use the Web browser to navigate through the site to the content that needs to be edited. When you are logged in (and not in preview mode), colored boxes appear around areas of content as you move your mouse over these areas.

    Note: If your website has been converted to the new design, you will only see an orange outline around content blocks, not the other colors listed below.

    • Green indicates the content is checked in and is available for editing.
    • Red indicates the content is checked out by another editor.
    • Yellow indicates that edits or a deletion request have been submitted to the publishers for approval.
    • Gray indicates the content is approved but pending its start date.

    When you right-click your mouse within one of these colored boxes, a popup menu appears. Below is a sample popup menu.

    "hamburger" menu iconNote: For content on a page that has been converted to the new design, do not right-click. Instead, click on the “hamburger” menu icon at the top right of the content block (see image at right).

    The items on the popup menu will vary depending upon the permissions granted to you, whether the content is available for editing, and other factors. (It may also look different if your site has been converted, but the options remain the same.)

    Sample popup menu

    To edit the content, click Edit. This will open the content for editing in the workarea.

    (Note: Only choose Edit in Context for quick, easy edits, such as spelling corrections. Full editing options are not available with this option. Here is more info on Editing in Context.)

    To locate the content within the workarea, click on Properties and then look at the workarea tab or window. You can edit the page from there as well.