CELS Website Content Management Tools
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The new websites for CELS and most of its divisions and institutes are driven out of a central database. This allows for easy sharing of data, centralized management, and very dynamic content that can be created by people with no knowledge of HTML. The sites that are driven by this database are:
The content for the sites is managed out of the CELS Website Content Management system, which can be found at https://www.cels.anl.gov/adminforms/. Right now you can login using your MCS workstation username and password. If you are not able to log in and have an MCS or ALCF account, please visit https://accounts.mcs.anl.gov/resources.php and request the MCS Web resource. If you are not, please let Beth Cerny know and she'll get you into the list.
Depending on your administrative role, these forms give you the ability to edit your personal profile, post research projects, papers/publications, announcements, news releases/articles, "in the news" items, and upcoming events. You can request that any of these new items be published on any of the above websites.
There are currently 3 administrative roles available to users: web user, people administrator, and site administrator.
Most users fall into this category. You have the ability to edit your own profile, create an item in any of the categories listed above, or edit any item you created. However, any item that you create will have to be approved by a site administrator or webmaster before it will appear on any of the websites. As a web user, you can also edit any items for which you've been listed as an authorized editor. You can specify authorized editors for items you create on your profile.
In addition to the above abilities, People Administrators are able to input and edit entries into the People database. If you are a People Administrator, the information on the people that you input and edit for the websites will be posted immediately. However, as above, other items will not be until they have been approved by a site administrator or webmaster.
A Site Administrator can do anything a Web User can do, as well as input, edit, approve or reject items for their designated site.
How to use the forms
There are forms to create and edit Events, News Releases/News Announcements, In the News items, Papers, Projects, and People for the website of your division. If you think your entry is of interest to another division's website, please choose the division in the 'Posting to site(s)' field.
The Input screen allows you to create new items, the Edit screen lets you modify them.
The forms should be fairly self-explanatory and there are some hints to help you determine how to format the data in the field and the type of data to be entered in each field.
These forms are continually being improved, I am interested in your constructive criticism that will help us make it easier for everyone to understand. If you have ideas that you think would be useful for a group of people or for everyone, please write those ideas in an email and send it to email@example.com.
Editing your Personal Profile
Click Edit, followed by People, then select yourself in the list of people.
Selecting multiple options
To select multiple options -
- Mac: hold down the apple key and select the option with your mouse.
- Windows: hold down control and select the option with your mouse.
To deselect an option -
- Mac: hold down the apple key and select the option, again, with your mouse.
- Windows: hold down the control key and select the option, again, with your mouse.