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How to Edit a Webpage

Editing a webpage in Cascade CMS is easy when you consider your pages can now be modular. That is, your page is made up of the template your website was built in (Stacked or Right Navigation), the Content Module blocks that create the major portion of the layout, and the components (or molecules) that make up the specific sections of the content. All it takes is the ability to identify what you are editing and you can use this tutorial, side-by-side, to assist you in that process.

Step 1: Find the Page you need to Edit

If you haven’t already logged into Cascade CMS, do so, and then go to the Site where your webpage is located. If you need assistance, you can use the Search to hunt it down or narrow down your results.

Note that unless you know your webpages really well, you should be looking for the page, not the _underscore folder their Content Module blocks are located in.

Step 2: Determine what needs to be Edited on the Page

Scroll down the page and look for the closest View Module button above the content you want to edit. Select that button to see the

  1. Content Module type and
  2. the name (and location) of the Content Module block inside Cascade.

Keep that name in mind.

Step 3: Edit the Page

  • Select Edit above the webpage or
  • Select in the Default region where it says to “Edit Content”.

The one directly on the webpage will give you the Content Module Block list. Note the one that has the location you were to remember from the previous step. Right-click (using the mouse) or long-press (on a touchscreen) on the block itself to see the menu options appear for it. Select Edit.

Are you not editing a Content Module Block placed on the page? You can improve your page's SEO by changing the metadata here as well, including the Page Title, Display Name, Breadcrumbs Display Name (if needed), Keywords, and Description). You can also remove or add the page to your navigation.

Step 4: Edit the Content Module Block

Make all the appropriate changes to your block. You may need to add new documents or images to your website. You can do that while you are in this Edit mode. However, if you need to replace a document or image, finish what you are doing here and go to the documents or images folder in your website to replace the file. Don’t worry, if you linked to the content on this block that you will be replacing, it will still use the correct file. Once you are finished working on the content, press the three dot button and then Check Contents and Submit.

Step 5: Use the "Check Content" Report

Make sure your spelling is correct. If it is not, you can Fix it in here with Cascade’s suggestions or make your own. If it is correct, just Ignore it. We recommend you check what you would typically Ignore on occasion to ensure weird CMS bugs haven’t accidentally changed your content.

Go through the Broken Link checker with the same caution. If the link is broken, you can Fix it here. If it is correct (a false positive), just Ignore it. We recommend you check your broken links occasionally because content has been known to disappear without warning, especially from external websites.

This accessibility checker will not identify as many of the issue you need to catch as the Inline WYSIWYG Editor, the Preflight Checker, or Tota11y (“Glasses”). Use the last two when you get back to the Page.

Step 6: Preview and Publish

Always check your Page to see if you are missing anything. The accessibility checkers will find some issues and not publish them, so fix those first. Then publish the webpage using the Publish button above that Page. You may have to expand the options to see the Production Server. When you do, make sure Production Server is checked before selecting Publish.

Step 7: Troubleshoot (Optional)

You should check to see that your content made it to your website. If it hasn’t, there are a number of reasons why that could have happened.

  1. Maybe your browser has the old content in your cache, so you have to refresh the page or clear your browser’s cache.
  2. Maybe your content was caught with accessibility issues and prevented from publishing. Check the preview of your Page to see if any errors were reported.
  3. Maybe your webpage or website is still in the Publishing Queue. Check where you are in the queue.
  4. Maybe there was an error publishing, in general. Check your Notifications on your Dashboard. If the publishing report shows at least one Jobs with Errors, copy/paste the red error message and send that report to Web Services as soon as possible.