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Here is some documentation on how to use anchor tags to create links to jump from one part of your page to another part of the same page.

  • Select the page you want to edit and add anchor tags from the left hand navigation list, and hit Edit from the tabbed menu on the top of the page.
  • In the content editor, first find the location on the page where you want your anchor link to jump down to. Select the text you wish you add and anchor to, and select the anchor button from your editor options.
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  • A window should appear. Give this anchor tag a name (with no spaces).
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  • A yellow anchor icon should appear next to the location on the page where you want the anchor link to jump down to.
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  • Next, go to the part of the page where you have text ready to link to this anchor tag. Highlight that text you want to turn into an anchor link and select the link button.
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  • A window will appear, and you simply need to fill the “Anchor” field with the name you gave your anchor tag earlier. You do not need to fill out any other fields. Hit Insert.
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  • Your anchor tag and link have been created.
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  • In the above example, “Link One” is a link that will jump the page down to the anchor, which is located at “Header One”.
  • You will need to publish your page to see the changes. The anchor tags and links may not always work within Cascade itself—you’ll have to go to your published page to see the results.

Here is documentation on how to crop or resize images in Photoshop Elements (this is different from just Photoshop).

Crop Images in Elements

  • To crop an image in Photoshop Elements, first open the program and open the image file you wish to crop.
  • You should find a vertical toolbar on the left hand side of the program window. Select the crop tool.
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  • Settings should appear on the bottom of your window. You can adjust these settings for whatever dimensions you want your photo to be.
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  • In the “W:” and “H:” fields, you can specify the width and the height of the image you want to crop it to. While by default the dimensions are in inches, you can also type in other measures, including pixels, as the example shows below. (In the dropdown, you also have an option to select No Restriction that will allow you to crop free-hand.)
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  • Then, hover your mouse over the image, select the top-left corner from which your cropped image will begin, and expand the crop window to where you wish your image will be cropped to.
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  • Hit the green checkmark to apply your crop settings. Be sure to save your image when you finish.

Resize Images in Elements

  • To resize an image, first open the Photoshop Elements program and open the image file you want to resize.
  • In your top menu bar, select “Image” > “Resize” > “Image Size”.
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  • A window will appear. Here, you can decide what you want the size of the image to be under “Document Size”. Note that the proportions of your image will remain the same, thus when you change the Width, the Height will adjust appropriately. Hit OK when you’ve made your changes.
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  • Your image should be resized. Be sure to save your image when you finish to ensure the changes are applied.

The following is some documentation on how you can create a new exhibition in the CFA website.

  • First, log into Cascade and navigate to your website.
  • Once you arrive at the CFA dashboard, navigate to the galleries folder on the left hand navigation tree, then the pages folder.
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  • Once you navigate to pages, you are ready to move forward.
  • You want to first upload images for your new exhibition page into the images folder, which you can see sits within the pages folder (refer to the image above). To upload an image, go to the blue navigation toolbar at the top of the page, select “New”, then select “File or Image”.
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    Make sure you upload two images–one image is a larger image to display on the exhibition page itself, the other is a small thumbnail that will appear on your home page.
  • You are now ready to create the exhibition page itself. First, make sure that the “pages” folder, not images, is selected in the left hand list of navigation. Then, in the blue nav toolbar up top, select “New”, then select “Exhibition Page”.
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  • In the page that appears after you select “Exhibition Page”, give your page a “System Name”. This is what appears as the page’s url (i.e., www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/galleries/zilkha-exhibition/pages/pagename). The text should all be lowercase and have no underscores or spaces.
    system
  • Then, in the “Inline Metadata” section, in the dropdown, select if your exhibition is “Past”, “Current”, or “Future”.
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  • In the “exhibitions” section, you can now give your exhibition a title, start and end date and time, dates that the exhibition will be closed, as well as a Short Description that will appear on the home page, and a Long Description that will appear on the new exhibition page itself. Each field with a yellow asterisk is required for this page to be completed.
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  • After you fill that information out, you will now need to add images to this page. Recall we previously uploaded images to Cascade in the images folder, now we need to connect it to this page. In the Thumbnail field, search for the Thumbnail you uploaded into the exhibitions>pages>images folder. Do the same for the larger image in the “Image” field, and give that larger image a caption.
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  • In the next two larger text fields, you can add in “Related Events” information and “Sponsor/Other Information”.
  • When you finish all of the above, ensure that you go into the Metadata tab and input Display Name for this page and a Title.
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  • You’re now ready to go to the bottom of the page and hit “Submit”!

Documentation on how to change the dates for the page “registrars-calendar” in the Registrar site.

  • First, you need to edit the blocks that pull in the calendar information itself on the “registrars-calendar” page.
  • To do so, in the Registrar site’s left hand folder navigation, select the folder blocks, then select the folder calendar-registrars.
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  • Once you’ve selected the folder, there are three blocks you need to edit.
  • Select the courseregistrars-fall block. Hit Edit to edit the block.
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  • You need to edit the Feed URL to update it to the accurate dates. The feed URL will read as follows:

    http://calendar.wesleyan.edu/feeds/get_parms?categoryid=17|110|116&sdate=MM/DD/YYYY&edate=MM/DD/YYYY

  • Do not change any of the parameters in this Feed URL other than the date. Change the values after “&sdate=” to be the beginning date of the fall you wish this calendar to reflect, and change the “&edate=” to the ending date of the fall semester you want the calendar to display.
  • A accurately configured Feed URL example for the fall semester is below:

    http://calendar.wesleyan.edu/feeds/get_parms?categoryid=17|110|116&sdate=08/20/2013&edate=12/31/2013

  • Next, select the courseregistrars-spring block. Also hit Edit to edit this calendar feed.
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  • You need to also edit this Feed URL to update it to the accurate dates. The feed URL will read as follows:

    http://calendar.wesleyan.edu/feeds/get_parms?categoryid=17|110|116&sdate=MM/DD/YYYY&edate=MM/DD/YYYY

  • Do not change any of the parameters in this Feed URL other than the date. Change the values after “&sdate=” to be the beginning date of the spring you wish this calendar to reflect, and change the “&edate=” to the ending date of the spring semester you want the calendar to display.
  • A accurately configured Feed URL example for the spring is below:

    http://calendar.wesleyan.edu/feeds/get_parms?categoryid=17|110|116&sdate=01/01/2014&edate=05/31/2014

  • Next, you need to change the actual titles of the calendar to display on the page. To do this, select the block spring_header first.
  • Hit Edit, and in the content editor change the text to the accurate and updated date. Be sure not not edit or adjust the table itself but only change the year date.
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  • This will change the title of the spring section of the calendar to the new date. (In the above example, “Spring 2014″ will display on the page.)
  • To change the year date for the Fall header, you need to navigate to the calendars folder and select the actual registrars-calendar page. Hit Edit.
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  • Edit this page and change the year date in the content editor—make sure you hit submit.
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Wesleyan has launched the newly redesigned Ricardian Explorer website. You can visit the site here: www.wesleyan.edu/re.Screen Shot 2014-04-25 at 10.58.40 AM

Editing Notable Alumni

This is a quick documentation on how to add, delete, or modify the Notable Alumni page in the About website.

Alumni images upload:

  • Remember that the image on the right hand side of every row needs to be first configured to the dimensions 58px x 75px (w x h).
  • You can upload these images first to the images > notable folder.
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  • documentation on how to upload an image
  • tutorial on how to upload an image

To add a new row:

  • Determine where you want to add the new alumni information.
  • Right click on a row, then hover your cursor over the “Row” option in the list that appears.
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  • You can either select to “Insert Row Before” or “Insert Row After”, depending on where you want to add new information.
  • You can then add your text and insert your image.

To delete a row:

  • Determine which row you want to delete.
  • Right click on the row you plan to delete, then hover your cursor over the “Row” option in the list that appears.alumniabout1
  • Select “Delete Row” to delete that row.

Every semester the Wasch Center talks are recorded and stored in Brightcove.  Each semester is stored as a separate collection — each semester’s collection has a separate playlist number .  At the beginning of each semester this number needs to be put into a cascade page to show the current semester’s recordings.

Here are instructions on how to archive the past semester’s recordings and make a page for the new semester.

  • login to Cascade and go to the Wasch Center web area
  • copy recordings into the past-recordings folder
    • be sure to copy — do not move
    • give the copied file a new name using a good naming convention
      • no spaces, consider all small letters, no special characters
      • for example: fall-2013
  • add the copied page to the list of past recordings
    • edit past-recordings/index
    • add a new bullet
      • put cursor at end of line above location for new page
      • hit enter
    • add text for new (copied) page
      • example: Fall 2013
    • make a hyperlink from text to new (copied) page
      • highlight text
      • click on chain link in tool bar
      • select internal
      • use magnifying glass to point to new (copied) page
      • submit
    • submit index page to save updates
  • change the recordings page for this semester
    • edit recordings
    • change the title on the page to the new semester
      • this is the big text in Content above video
    • change the Brightcove Playlist ID to this semesters
      • you need to get this number from the New Media Lab
      • it is a 12 digit number example: 3216586286001
    • submit the page to save the changes
  • publish the whole site to make the changes public
    • click the Base Folder
    • select the Publish tab
    • submit the publish

 

Sometimes in the process of editing your cascade website you delete a page from cascade but it does not delete from the server.  We refer to these pages left on the server as “orphan pages”.

You generally find these pages through a search — the page comes up through search results and you can see it through your browser, but you do not have a page with that name in cascade.

The following are instructions for deleting an orphan page:

  •  make a page with the same name
    • if the page has the url http://www.wesleyan.edu/yoursite/mypage.html
      • highlight the Base Folder
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      • make a page in the Base Folder called mypage
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    • if the page has the url http://www.wesleyan.edu/yoursite/about/mypage.html
      • highlight the about folder
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      • create a page in the about folder called mypage
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    • to create a new page you generally go to New>> Second Level Page
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  • you don’t need any data/content
  • you don’t need any meta data
  • just submit the page — creating an empty page with no content
  • Use the Publish tab to un-publish the page
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    • go to Publish
    • select the unpublish radio button
    • submit the un”publish”
    • this should remove the page from the server
  • check to be sure the page was removed from the server
    • using browser go to the url of the orphan page
    • be sure you get “page not found”
  • delete the page you just made in cascade
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    • highlight the page you created
    • go to More>>Delete
    • submit the delete

You can eliminate this problem.  Be sure to check the boxes in “My Settings”

http://newmedialab.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2011/09/21/setting-your-user-preferences/

The following is some documentation on how you can create a new exhibition in the DAC website.

  • First, log into Cascade and navigate to your website, Davison Art Center.
  • Once you arrive at the DAC dashboard, navigate to the exhibitions folder on the left hand navigation tree, then the pages folder.
    pages
  • Once you navigate to pages, you are ready to move forward.
  • You want to first upload images for your new exhibition page into the images folder, which you can see sits within the pages folder (refer to the image above). To upload an image, go to the blue navigation toolbar at the top of the page, select “New”, then select “File or Image”.
    fileimg
    Make sure you upload two images–one image is a larger image to display on the exhibition page itself, the other is a small thumbnail that will appear on your home page.
  • You are now ready to create the exhibition page itself. First, make sure that the “pages” folder, not images, is selected in the left hand list of navigation. Then, in the blue nav toolbar up top, select “New”, then select “Exhibition Page”.
    exhib
  • In the page that appears after you select “Exhibition Page”, give your page a “System Page”. This is what appears as the page’s url (i.e., www.wesleyan.edu/dac/exhibitions/pages/pagename). The text should all be lowercase and have no underscores or spaces.
    system
  • Then, in the “Inline Metadata” section, in the dropdown, select if your exhibition is “Past”, “Current”, or “Future”.
    meta
  • In the “exhibitions” section, you can now give your exhibition a title, start and end date and time, as well as a Short Description that will appear on the home page, and a Long Description that will appear on the new exhibition page itself. Each field with a yellow asterisk is required for this page to be completed.
    exhibitions
  • After you fill that information out, you will now need to add images to this page. Recall we previously uploaded images to Cascade in the images folder, now we need to connect it to this page. In the Thumbnail field, search for the Thumbnail you uploaded into the exhibitions>pages>images folder. Do the same for the larger image in the “Image” field, and give that larger image a caption.
    imgs
  • In the next two larger text fields, you can add in “Related Events” information and “Sponsor/Other Information”.
  • When you finish all of the above, ensure that you go into the Metadata tab and input Display Name for this page and a Title.
    metadata
  • You’re now ready to go to the bottom of the page and hit “Submit”!

You are able to have external links appear in your site’s navigation — this means you can have a link in your navigation to a page in another department’s web space or to a non-Wesleyan website.

  • In your site’s dashboard in Cascade select the folder in which you want the external link to appear.
    • If you want the link to appear on your home page, select “Base Folder”.
  • Iin the blue navigation bar at the top of the page, select “New”>> “External Link”.
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  • You should have now arrived on a page called “New Link”
    • Fill in the “System Name”. It should be something short but identifiable for your external link, the same way you would name a normal page.
    • Paste the url of  the External Link you want this to link to in the “Link” field.
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  • Select the Metadata tab.
    • Fill in the “Display Name” — this is what appears in the navigation
  • Hit “Submit”.

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