Web Content Management System

Web Content Management Systems allow nearly anyone to edit web pages as easily as they can edit other documents. WCMS is the next generation of tools for empowering distributed management of web site information. Unlike desktop software suites like Dreamweaver and Contribute, these systems are centrally run and provided—there is no computer setup necessary to begin using these systems and no software versions or upgrades to worry about. For the end user, they run entirely within the web browser and provide an intuitive interface for finding, editing, and publishing web pages.

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Latest Announcements

October 5, 2014- Cascade Server 7.12.2 Upgrade

We upgraded Cascade Server to version 7.12.2 on October 5, 2014.  Here is a summary of new features and improvements included this release:

  • Broken Link Report – You will see a new tab on your dashboard that allows you to view a site-wide broken link report. The report is scheduled to run once every week on Saturday nights. The report may show some false positives, but you can mark links that are not broken as "fixed" and hide them from showing in your report. See attached screenshot (broken-links-options.png) to see where to find these options.
  • Draft messages are simpler, clearer and less intrusive now.  
  • Improvement to Stale Content report - You can now filter your content by folders. See attached screenshot (stale-content-widget.jpg) for option to apply filter.

To view a detailed report, see Cascade 7.12.2 release notes.

As always, if you have any questions, contact us at webcomm-support@northwestern.edu.

Go to the announcements page to read about the previous upgrades.