Search Engine Optimization Best Practices and Guidelines

Content: Create easy-to-read text with proper spelling and grammar. Make use of sub-headings for easy skimming. Don’t have more than 6 or 7 lines without a subheading. Create pages that are specific to a topic. Don’t try to fit a bunch of topic on one page. Don’t duplicate content from other pages. Each page should […]

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2-col and 3-col Modular Templates Overview

Beginning in 2016, Cascade CMS pages will be shifted to use the 2-col or 3-col modular templates. Most of our other templates will be phasing out. You will able to accomplish all previous configurations and more through the new templates. Please use the guides below to fully understand each element. Understanding the Modular Templates Video […]

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1 Column Template Widgets

Messaging Widget A versatile widget that can include a combination of text, image, video, and stats; light and dark text; one and two-column layouts; and the option of a full-width background image. Background image size: at least 1600px wide with an a height of around 1200px.  It needs to be an image that looks good […]

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Basic Photo Resizing and Cropping

Resizing/Cropping In Cascade 1. Upload the photo into the proper _files folder in Cascade. 2. To resize the photo, places your cursor anywhere on the photo and click to resizing box. 3. Drag the corners and edges until the box is the correct size and frames the part of the photo you would like to […]

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Embedding a Video into Your Cascade CMS Page

Please follow the instructions below to add (embed) a video to your Cascade CMS webpage. Video Hosting The first step is to get your video into a hosting environment like Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo. You can find out the supported file formats on YouTube and Vimeo directly. We primarily use Facebook and YouTube, and can upload your file to the main […]

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What is the Cascade Content Management System (CMS)?

The term content management system, or CMS, will be used frequently in discussions about the updating of Chapman’s website. To fully understand what this is in terms of the Chapman website, let’s first define the general term: A content management system (CMS) is a computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content, organizing, deleting […]

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Adding a new location to the Interactive Campus Map

The Interactive Campus Map is a comprehensive, Google-based map that has custom location markers and descriptions added for all physical entities on the Chapman campus. Areas on the map include buildings, schools and colleges, emergency service and more. This system is built through the Cascade content management system (CMS). Adding a location to the Interactive Campus Map […]

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Understanding and Updating the Faculty Directory

The Faculty Directory is an online resource that lists our faculty member’s bios, scholarly works and contact information for the public to search and filter. This directory is developed through the Cascade Content Management System (CMS) but also pulls information from Datatel, PeopleSoft and the Annual Faculty Report system, as explained below. Access To Edit Pages Only […]

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