dotCMS Information

Login & Resources

webdb.macalester.edu/admin

dotCMS is a web-based content management system (CMS) that makes it easy for website contributors to add and edit content without requiring technical skills in web development. Additional software, like Dreamweaver or Contributor, is not necessary since all updates are done from a web browser.

dotCMS How-Tos

List of dotCMS tasks with links to corresponding how-tos.
TaskHow-To
Log in Log into dotCMS
Accessibility 5 things you can do to make web content accessible using dotCMS 
Keyboard Shortcuts line break: shift + enter  |  undo: command + z  | paste without formatting (Mac only): command + option + shift + v 
Edit Content Edit existing content  |  Format heading, bulleted lists, and named links
Add Content Add content to existing web page  |  Add a web page  |  Add Events Calendar Widget
Edit Image with Preview How to edit a staff/faculty photo 110 x 110 px  |  How to edit a single column width image 646 px  |  
Insert or Replace Image Insert image  |  Replace an image  |  Replace faculty/staff profile image  |  Web image best practices and common sizes  |  
Accessibility guidelines for images
Faculty/Staff Page Add a new entry Staff & Faculty  |  Edit a Faculty profile page
Named Links Upload PDF  |  Replace a PDF  |  Delete PDF 
Email address
Insert link
Anchor reference on same page
Trouble-shooting Web Page Locked
Edit Content button isn't clickable or no Save / Publish
Blank screen appears when logging in
File Not Found
Clear cache
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