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CMS Intermediate

Course description: 

Learn the intermediate content types of KU's content management system (CMS), Drupal. This course expands on the CMS Essentials course with hands-on practice adding more intermediate content types to the site and working with blocks.

What you should already know: 

You should have attended the CMS Essentials course prior to taking the CMS Intermediate course. A basic understanding of working with HTML source code can be helpful but is not necessary.

What you will learn: 

In this hands-on workshop, you'll act as an editor in a sandbox website and be guided through the more intermediate content types such as Person Profile, Image Slide/Gallery, and working with Blocks. We will also have some refresher on creating the general content pages that are covered in the CMS Essentials course.

What you will need: 

For this course, you will need your KU Online ID and password to sign in to the lab computer.

Course objectives: 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Edit staff and faculty contact information included in Person Profile pages
  • Add and remove slideshow gallery images
  • Navigate to and from the source code as needed
  • Add blocks to various areas of the site
Instructor-led Course Time: 
90 minutes
Course outline: 
  1. Introduction
  2. Overview
    1. One hour of practice
    2. 30 minutes Q/A
  3. Refresher of CMS Essentials topics
  4. Intermediate content types
    1. What are they?
  5. Adding and editing the homepage
  6. Adding and editing Person Profile
    1. Using short-code
    2. Tags
    3. The option of Faculty PRO if Department is using it
  7. Adding and editing Image Slide/Gallery
    1. Using short-code - Adding the slideshow to a page
    2. Tags - Adding images to the slideshow
  8. Working with blocks
    1. Adding and editing blocks
    2. Content Block vs. Sidebar
    3. Using short-code to add a block to a page
  9. Editing address info in the footer of the site
  10. Open Q/A
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