Mississippi College

MC's Content Management System (CMS) is a web-based application that allows campus organizational units to easily manage their own sites without having to learn HTML or any sort of special web language.

Logging In

To login to your site:

  1.  Go to www.mc.edu/your-site/login where “your-site” is the path to your section of the site
  2. Enter your username and password and click “Sign In.”

Page management will always take place from the Sitemap.  To access the Sitemap click “Dashboard” in the upper-right, and then click “Sitemap” on the left-hand menu.

To Create a New Page

  1. On the sitemap, click on the page that the new page should fall under.
  2. Click “Add Page.”
  3. Click on the icon for “Page.”
  4. Enter a name for your page.
  5. Click “Add Page” at the bottom.

To change a page's title

  1. On the sitemap, click on the page that you would like to change.
  2. Click “Properties.”
  3. Enter a new title in the “Name” box.
  4. Click “Save.”

To hide a page from the menu

  1. On the sitemap, click on the page that you would like to change.
  2. Click “Properties.”
  3. Click the “Custom Attributes” tab.
  4. Check the box that says “Exclude From Nav.”
  5. Click “Save.”

To delete a page

  1. On the sitemap, click on the page that you would like to delete.
  2. Click “Delete.”
  3. Click “Okay” to confirm deletion of the page.

To change the order of pages

  1. On the sitemap, drag the icon of a page to where the new location of the page should be.
  2. If you are moving a page to a new level of the sitemap hierarchy, you will be presented with a dialog box.  Make sure “Move” is selected (should be the default option) and click “Go.”

 

 

Content on Mississippi College websites should only be one of four types:

  • Heading
  • Paragraph
  • List
  • Table

No other formatting (including different fonts, different font sizes, different colors) other than that which is specified below should be used.

Headings

The following headings are used to provide a brief description of sections of content.  Heading 1 should only be used at the very top of a page as a page title.

Examples:

HEADING 1

HEADING 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

ParagraphS

Standard paragraph text (like you see here) should be used for blocks of text on a page.  They should typically be limited to no more than three sentences.

Lists

Lists should be used to display a sequential or non-sequential list of items or brief sentences.

Examples:

Ordered List

  1. Item 1
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3

Unordered List

  • Item 1
  • Item 2
  • Item 3

Tables

Tables should be used when data would be best presented in tabular format, rather than in a list or paragraph.

Example:

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
Row 1, Column 1 Row 1, Column 2 Row 1, Column 3
Row 2, Column 1 Row 2, Column 2 Row 2, Column 3

To edit content:

  1. Go to the page you would like to edit and click the “Edit Page” button in the upper right.
  2. Once you enter edit mode, you will have various “blocks” on a page that can be edited.  To edit a block, click on the block and click “Edit.”
  3. Edit text just as you would in a typical word processing application.

Tips

  • Use the dropdown box in the upper-left section of the edit window to change the content type between paragraph and headings 1-4.
  • Use the table icon to insert a table
  • Do not insert images into content (if you do they will be stripped when you save the page). 
  • To link to a file (such a PDF), highlight the text you would like to link and click the “Add File” link.
  • To link to another page within your site, highlight the text you would like to link and click the “Insert Link to Page” link.
  • To link to a page on a different website, highlight the text you would like to link, click the chain link icon.  Enter the URL (must start with http://) and click “Insert.”
  • Never use all caps (use bold to emphasize short pieces text).
  • If it’s an email address, make it a link.
  • Don’t unnecessarily capitalize words.
  • If no content exists yet on a page, click “Add to Main” and select the “Content” block.

 To add an image:

  1. Go into edit mode on a page.
  2. In the main content section on a page click “Add to Main”, then click “Add Block.”
  3. Select the “Image” block.
  4. Click “Choose Image” and browse to the image within the File Manager, or upload a new image using the form in the upper right.

 Tips

  • Images that are meant to take up the fill width of the page should be scaled to 550 pixels wide.
  • To wrap text around an image, move the image block (see section “To rearrange content on a page”) so that it is above the content, then click “Custom Template” and select “Alight Right.” (Images can only be aligned right when wrapping text).  It will not wrap the text until you exit edit mode.
  • Use mc.edu/pleaseresize to resize images.

To rearrange content:

  1. Go into edit mode on a page.
  2. Click on any block on the page and click “Move.”
  3. Re-arrange blocks block dragging them with your mouse.
  4. Once you’ve finished re-arranging them, click “Save Positioning.”

To PUBLISHING CONTENT:

After you have edited content on a page, the changes are still not complete until you have published a page.

To publish a page:

  1. Click “Exit Edit Mode” in the upper-left.
  2. If you are sure that you are ready to publish, click “Publish My Edits.”  Otherwise, click “Discard my edits.

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