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					Kazakhstan
 Student
  Blogs
                    Kazakhstan Student Blogs




                                                               List of student blogs – these
                                                                link through to your profile
                                                                page, and then your main
                                                                         blog page.




You can find the main blog page by going to:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students/country-
information/central-asia/khazakstan/kaz_blog
Blog profile page




            Here, you can put a little bit about
               yourself and your course.
Main blog page, with blog posts and categories


                              Your post archives will
                                  appear here.




                                                        Your blog
            Your main posts will                        categories
               appear here.                             will appear
                                                           here.
           Objectives of presentation
•   What is the Content Management System?
•   What it can do
•   The student blog pages
•   How pages are constructed
•   Updating a blog page
•   Content auditing and workflow
               What is the CMS?

• A system for managing content in a web site
• Doesn’t require special software for uploading
  pages (e.g. Dreamweaver)
• An open source package called ‘Silva’ which runs
  within an environment called Zope
• Under constant development and is largely free
• Some sections of UCL site using it, but
  Prospective Students by far the largest
               What can the CMS do?
• Allows web page updates using an ordinary web browser
  (e.g. IE, Firefox, Safari, Mozilla etc.)
• Reduces overall work as those responsible for content can
  update it directly and submit it for approval
• Allows different access levels for individuals with different
  roles (e.g. Authors, Editors, Managers)
• Enables documents to be published for fixed terms; older
  versions of documents can be re-used (versioning)
• Has Sitestat tracking code built-in
• Especially good for simple content pages.
               What it does not do

• Does not write content!
• Does not create site structure – needs planning
• Is not a design tool
• Does not create images
• Does not automatically link pages in to a site and
  make them visible
• It is not fully WYSIWYG
Student Blog Pages
Student Profile Page




  Click on the cross (+) at the
  bottom of the page you would like
  to edit
Login to CMS

       Login to the CMS by entering your
       student username and password:
Main blog folder: Editing your profile


                 To edit your profile, click on the ‘index’
                 file in the ‘modify’ column
      Edit a page:



Create a new version of the page, by
clicking on the ‘New version’ button
     The editing screen
                    Tool bar



Page header

                               Select text and
                                then type in
                                 links here




You can edit text
and links in this
   main area
      Editing text
 You can change the style
    of text from plain to
different heading styles by
clicking on the drop-down
     style sheet menu
        Editing Text



…or simply by using the
‘Bold’ (B) icon in the toolbar
       Using tables




You can type the text straight
onto the page, or put it in a table.
To create a table, use the table
tool in the right-hand column
Adding an internal link to your post




             To add a link to a page you have already
                 created in the CMS, click on the
                    ‘get link reference’ button
Adding an internal link continued…




…you will then be taken to a page
showing you all the pages/files within your
folder. Click on a radio button to select
the page you want to link to, and then click
on the blue ‘place reference’ button.
Adding an internal link continued…




            You will then be taken back to
            your editing page, where you
               will see the name of the
            internal link has been placed
                     in the link box.
             Click on ‘update link’ to save
                      the new link.
Adding an external link to your post



            To add an external link, first (in your
         browser) go to the webpage you want to
          link to, and then copy the web address
                   from the address bar…
Adding an external link to your post
           (continued)




         …then paste the link into the
          link reference box on your
                  editing page.
         Click on ‘update link’ to save
                  the new link.
Saving your page




    After you have finished editing your
    page, click on the ‘save’ icon in the
    tool bar to save your work.
Previewing your post/page




        You can preview how your page will
       look on the website by clicking on the
              ‘public preview’ button.
Public Preview




         Here is an example of what your
         biography page may look like
         (though you will have a photo in
         place of the vector drawing)
Going back to edit your page




From the public preview page, you will have
 the option of going back to edit things by
 clicking on the small cross in the bottom-
              right of the page.
Submitting your page to be published


   The next step is to submit it your page to the administrator (me),
   to be published. Click on the ’publish’ button. This should then
   take you to the ‘approval request’ page, where you can leave a
    short note asking for your page to be approved and published.
              Once you’ve done this, then click on the
  ‘request approval’ button. Once the page has been approved and
        made live, you will receive an email letting you know.
Creating a post




 To create a post, if you are logged in,
and have edited your profile page, you
       may have to go one level
            up in the CMS.
To do this, click on the little up arrow on
            the editor button.
Creating a category folder




     You may want to separate your posts into categories (i.e. First
         term, My thesis, Finance, Events, Useful links etc.).
      To do this, in your folder, select ‘new’, and then ‘Silva Blog
                                Category’.
 Naming your new category




   In the category naming screen, you must now enter the
filename of your category in the id* box, and then the title of
                your category in the title* box.
             Then click on the ‘save + edit’ button.
Creating a post inside your blog folder




             In your folder, click on the
                blue category folder.
           Creating an article/post




  Within your blue blog folder, click on the drop-down box, and select
‘Silva Blog Article’, which will then let you create a new message/post.
Naming your new article/post




     In the article naming screen, you must now enter the
filename of your post in the id* box, and then the title of your
                      post in the title* box.
             Then click on the ‘save + edit’ button.
        Editing your new article/post




  The edit screen for your post is very similar to editing a normal
     page, where you can type in text, use the tool bar to bold,
italicise and indent things, and also use the right-hand section to
                    create links, add tables etc.
Saving your post/article




          To save, click on the save icon.
      Once you have done this, click on the
   ‘public preview’ button to preview your post.
Submitting your post to be published


  The next step is to submit it your page to the administrator (me),
   to be published. Click on the’publish’ button. This should then
  take you to the ‘approval request’ page, where you can leave a
   short note asking for your page to be approved and published.
              Once you’ve done this, then click on the
                    ‘request approval’ button.
     Approved page




Once the page has been approved and made live,
   you will receive an email letting you know.
      Your new page/post will look similar
               to the page above.
                  Editing and Saving

• Focus on text - ignore images and tables
• Just start deleting and adding text as you would in
  Word. You can:
  –   Format text with bold and italics – avoid underline
  –   Insert bullet points
  –   Insert text links to other pages
  –   Insert images and table
• Save after every stage – not 100% stable yet
Saving and Publishing – audit and workflow
• Most people set up as authors, so have to request
  approval for page to be published.
• SRPW staff designated as Editors
• When finished editing, click to save
• Click ‘Publish’ tab
• Click ‘submit for approval’
• E-mail to Editor automatically sent
• Editor can approve page or reject it. Both actions
  trigger an e-mail to inform author of action taken.
                    Summary
•   What is the Content Management System?
•   What it can do
•   Page construction
•   Simple blog page update
•   Content auditing and workflow
Working blog pages

				
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