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dotCMS Tips

dotCMS Tips

There are many ways you can use the CMS to make your pages interesting, interactive, and engaging. Find out how you can add galleries, random images, striped tables, and more!


Embed a YouTube video

Embed a YouTube video

Learn how to embed a youtube video onto your department website, and also make it work on phones!


Image Collections

Image Collections

Looking for a great, professional photo of Marywood students, faculty, or landmarks? All of our content editors have access to a "global" folder with these hand-chosen images. When logged into the system, click the global folder, then the images folder, to find them.  Learn more.


Need to resize or crop a photo quickly?

Need to resize or crop a photo quickly?

Visit resize.it, on online tool that will crop and resize a single photo for you instantly!


Paste from Word

Paste from Word

The"Paste from Word" button allows you to paste text into the CMS right from Microsoft Word without losing your formatting. If you paste text from Word and don't use the button, the content on your page may be mangled or even invisible to visitors using Internet Explorer.


Resizing Photos

Resizing Photos

Photos taken with a digital camera need to be resized on the website. Find out why and how to resize them.


Showcase

Showcase

Check our our Web Design Showcase to see what we've been up to. Here you'll find our most recent projects and you may get some ideas for your own site from looking at it.


Token Words

Token Words

When adding new content to your page, use a token word to make it department-specific. That way, if you accidentally delete it you'll have an easier time recovering it. Make sure you use the same token for all of your content pieces.


Under Nav Feature Block

Under Nav Feature Block

Our new "Smart" template allows you to add a block underneath your navigation and have it appear on ALL pages of your site automatically. If you don't already have it, contact us to set one up. This is great for marketing important dates, deadlines, or event announcements.


Update Your PDFs & Other Files

Update Your PDFs & Other Files

Did you know that it's easy to overwrite your old PDF with the newly updated version? That way you don't have 17 outdated versions in your folder, and all of your links will automatically update.  Learn how to easily update your PDFs.