Hints for Creating and Maintaining Websites in CMS2

We have collected answers and suggestions to some frequent questions surrounding CMS. If you do find what you need, please visit the FAQ-pages of the CeDiS website (only available in German) or contact the keyuser.

For your first steps in CMS, we strongly recommend to visit our example page.

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It is good practice to create resource folders (template "Ressourcen-Ordner") as central repositories for images (img) and documents (docs).

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In order to help you to create a new web presence for your workgroup, we have designed an example site which can be easily adjusted to the needs of each individual group. You will find it in CMS under (en)/einrichtungen/ag/ag-beispiel zu finden. (en) refers to the English version of the pages.

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The template Einbindung externer Dienste has been provided in order to embed external sites such as google maps or facebook.

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Sometimes the content of the page requires a wider page than usual. The template for standard folders ("Standard-Ordner") enables editors to adjust the width and layout of the page.

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How can you extract the staff list from the People database of the physics department and integrate it into CMS?

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When you want to delete a document or folder you will see an error message informing you that links to this element exist that prevent its deletion.  

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You can assign an image stripe to your startpage folder which will appear on all subpages and serving as the identifying feature of your workgroup.

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Transferring content from word documents or web pages into a CMS folder or document.

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Pictures can be incorporated in a CMS webpage in a static and in a dynamic way.

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Changes in CMS will only be visible on the CMS live system (under http://www.physik.fu-berlin.de/) once they are released.

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For publishing news and dates on your webpages, you need to create appropriate links in your start folder ("Startseiten-Ordner").

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I would like try out something new in CMS and don't know yet how this will work? How can I test it?  

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In order to make boxes (news, dates, text and links) visible, you need to adjust the configuration settings of the startpage folder.

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For presenting an overview of various workgroups or projects, the "Vorgestellt-Box" is the appropriate template.

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Slideshows are the primary application of the template "Aufmacherliste".

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Under "EXTRAS" → "Versionen anzeigen" you will find a backup of all old versions of this document/folder.

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Some workgroups want to maintain their webpages in English only. This is possible, but you should observe a few guidelines.

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