An asset is any entity within the system that can be used to generate content.  For ease of classification, assets are divided into several different groups:

  1. Page - This is a mutable asset built by the WCMS from other assets to create the finished product of published documents such as web pages.
  2. File - may be a jpg image, PDF file, or any other static content.
  3. External Link - a symbolic link to a specific URL.
  4. Folder - a container within Cascade that acts a parent asset to other assets.

Base Folder

The base folder is the top-level folder for assets located in the Navigation Panel.

Body Contents

The Body Contents is a customizable WYSIWYG field found on Basic Page assets. Body Contents is populated with content unique to that asset.


Upon logging in, every user is greeted with a personalized dashboard showing various fields. The Dashboard allows users to customize viewing preferences and manage workflows more efficiently in a workspace environment best suited to the individual user. The Dashboard, also referred to as the Home Area, is used to supply the user with a summary of the activities that require user attention. The dashboard can be accessed at any time by selecting Home tab from the main menu.

Display Name

The Display Name field is the short name of a Basic Page and may be distinct from the system name. Display Name will appear on the top left side of the page.

File Upload

File Upload is an option available when creating/editing documents and images. File Upload allows a user to select a file to upload from their computer to the main asset tree.  Files should be uploaded to the proper folder within the “media” folder.  When creating an asset, if no name has been specified, the name of the file from the hard drive will be inherited.


A folder contains a group of related assets. The Asset Tree can be seen to the left of the main window. Clicking on a folder will expand the folder view in the asset tree, revealing the assets and/or subfolder(s) inside. Additionally, clicking on a folder from the asset tree will open it in the main viewing area as well.

HTML Toggle

The HTML Toggle is a WYSIWYG feature that allows users to edit content in HTML.  This option should only be used if you have experience with html.

Navigation Menu

The Navigation Menu is a region found on Basic Page assets.


The Page is one of the core asset types in Cascade. Pages are the grouping of many smaller assets.


Preview is a view in WCMS that enables the user to view a page as it will appear once it has been published.


When an asset is published, the changes made will be reflected on the live website.  When moving or renaming an asset make sure to un-publish the asset first and then republish it after making your changes.

Recycle Bin

The Recycle Bin is a temporary holding area for deleted assets to helps prevent loss of content. Assets in the Recycle Bin can be restored to their original location or purged from the system permanently for up to 15 days post-deletion. Locate the Recycle Bin in the Home Dashboard or Quick Links.

System Name

The System Name is a field on an asset that will act as the file name as seen in the asset tree.  It will also be reflected in the URL of the page.


The title field on a Basic Page is a longer version of the display name. It will populate the upper right corner of the Basic Page.


Cascade maintains a full version history on each asset in the system. As changes are made to any asset in the system, WCMS keeps track of the changes in separate copies of the asset called Versions. These are accessible through the “More” tab and electing “Versions” from the drop-down. The versions list for each asset shows a list of each version, the author for each change, including the original creator of the asset, as well as the time and date of the change and any notes available. Users may navigate through the various versions, compare them with the current version, and activate any version desired.


WYSIWYG is an acronym for “What You See Is What You Get.” That allows you to see formatting while editing in your content in the word processor. The word processor, which is integrated into Cascade, has the same functionality and features you are most likely accustomed to using in a standard editor. The functions available in the WYSIWYG are all available at the top of the editing content window (as with most word-processors).  More information about the WYSIWYG editor can be found in the WYSIWYG section.