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Cascade Workspace

Cascade 8 is a huge change in the workspace, however, it should be more easy to use. Check on the videos and quick guides on the Cascade Tutorial homepage.

Additionally, please review the concepts and workspace changes below:


The Dashboard is where you can check Notifications for publishing issues, hop to one of your favorite Sites or My Content, check the broken link and stale content reports, and much more. You can get to the Dashboard by logging into Cascade or selecting the Cascade CMS icon on the top-left corner of the browser.

Top Bar Menu

The top bar on your browser will have a different set of options depending on the device you are using. A smaller screen size will mean more of the options are available in the hamburger menu button, like Site Content and My Content.

The hamburger menu (on the top-right of your desktop browser and top-left of your mobile browser) typically contains the Publishing Queue, Reports, and help links from to very basic support from Hannon Hill. If you need support specific to Tarleton State University's Cascade CMS instance, then you should contact Web Services. Hannon Hill will otherwise forward your concerns to Web Services.

If you need to find something, Cascade CMS' new and improved Search is located all over the CMS, including the top bar, near the top-right of your browser. Start typing and it will give all kinds of asset type results, including historically relevant ones to you in the Recent area. Select Go to Full Search to really dig into Cascade CMS and find anything across the Tarleton website.

Site Content (File Explorer)

The file explorer in Cascade CMS is called Site Content. On the left hand side of your browser, it contains all the assets in the specific Site you are accessing (expand the top-left arrow, if you cannot see the contents). Underneath the Site Contents heading is the Trash, where you can restore any asset(s) that you decide you accidentally deleted.

Below that is the name of the Site as an "asset container" (you don't necessarily publish that folder name to the website) and then all the assets within the Site. Assets with an _underscore name do not publish to the website; they contain the nuts and bolts of your pages.

Selecting a folder requires selecting the > arrow after the name. If you select the name itself, you are only expanding it (see the folder name on the right side of the browser to note the difference). Right-clicking or long-pressing with your finger on any asset gives you a typical file explorer menu of options for that particular asset.


Assets can be edited from the file explorer (using either right-click with a mouse or long-press with your finger) with a varying set of options depending on what type of Cascade asset they are. Pages will have all the features and functionality described here, while Files have slightly less, and Folders and Blocks have the least.

At the top-left of an asset, you will see the name of the asset or the title of the page. Underneath it, you will see Cascade's version of breadcrumbs for organizing content within the CMS.

At the top-right of an asset, you will see the basic options: Drafts (when a draft exists), Edit, Publish (when an asset can publish), Comments, Details, and a More button for all the other functionality.

On pages, below the common actions, you will see a set of Output options, typically just for HTML.