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CMS Cascade Upgrade

See feature highlights from the newest upgrades to the Cascade CMS.

What's being upgraded

We're updating the 'back-end' of the CMS to fix a few issues and add new features.

This will not change the live content of any sites using the campus CMS. Only CMS users will see changes. Your general site visitors will not.

Site owners looking to upgrade their site to the Version 5 templates should consult the CMS Version 5 (V5) Upgrade page.

New look

The edit screen will look slightly different after we upgrade. All the current functionality is retained, but we're introducing a number of new features.

screenshot of campus CMS edit view

New features

We'll be updating our training documentation as we prepare for these new features. Here's a preview:

Show Edit Preview option

Currently, when you preview a draft, it replaces your edit screen. You will now have an option to 'Show Edit Preview' that will display your page preview side-by-side with your edit screen. When you make changes on your edit screen, you can see the results in the preview.

Edit Preview button screenshot

Edit Preview screenshot

Section preview

Some templates have collapsible sections, such as the Profile Listing template. Now when those sections are collapsed, they will have more information previewed so you can better navigate your longer pages.

Section Preview screenshot

File Chooser and starred assets

The new File Chooser will only show selectable radio buttons on options that are valid selections. Additionally, there is now the option to star (favorite) your most frequently used assets.

File Chooser screenshot

Publish Later

You will now have the option to publish a page at a specific date and time. Great for those pages that need to be updated at midnight.

Publish Later screenshot

Contact wts@ucsd.edu.