Getting Started

  • Start by logging in. Contact the web team if you need access.
  • Add a news post: Select "Add content" in the toolbar at the top of the page. Select "news" on the following page. Enter a title and the body text.Use the Site field to tag the news item with one or more archives. Selecting multiple values means that the item will appear on all of the selected sites. Not selecting any tag means the item will not appear on any site.
  • ICPSR site: you may upload a photo, which will appear on the icpsr home page with the headline (this is optional).
  • Making content appear immediately: By default the news is cached for 1 hr to improve performance. This means it will take up to 1 hour for a newly added item or an edit to an existing item to appear. If you need it to be live immediately, you will need to clear the cache by going to https://cms.icpsr.umich.edu/admin/config/development/performance and clicking "clear all caches". Please do not edit any other settings on the performance page.
  • Scheduled publishing: To schedule content to be published in the future, first deselect the published option under "publishing options". Then under "Scheduling Options", use the datepicker to add the publishing date. The content will automatically go live on that date.
  • Adding a Photo to a post
    • 1. Go to the OTHER FILES AND PHOTOS box (below the Body box) -not the Headline Photo section that is only for the front page of ICPSR
    • 2. Click the Choose File button and select the photo from your computer 
    • 3. Click the Upload button
    • 4. After the photo is uploaded click the blue name of the file (this will open another window on your computer)  
    • 5. Highlight the URL at the top of that window (example https://cms.icpsr.umich.edu/sites/default/files/news/DSDR-2016-3.png )- feel free to close that window now 
    • 6. Return to the Body section of the page and click the picture icon (it looks like a landscape picture of mountains)
    • 7. Paste the url you just copied into the URL box 
    • 8. Adjust the height or Width to your desired size,.
    • 9. New procedure for image alignment (December 2018): To align an image left or right, open the Image Properties box by double-clicking on the image. Go the the Advanced tab and in the Stylesheet Classes field enter pull-right to right align the image or pull-left to left align the image.