LiveWhale CMS Help
LiveWhale is the Content Management System (CMS) that we use to keep the Purchase College website current, informative, engaging and interesting. It’s designed to be as easy as possible to use.
The Content Management System (CMS) is used to edit text on pages, add stories, events, profiles, images and other dynamic content, and manage the components that make up your web site.
Modern CMS systems use a What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) interface including a toolbar with icons for bold, italics, underline, hyperlinks, etc. and hides the HTML and other code in the background.
This section of the site contains helpful documentation with instructions for some of the most common and important CMS tasks. There’s an additional library of support documents at https://docs.livewhale.com.
Start Here: Log In
There’s an “Editor Login” link in the footer of every page of the site. Click that link to log in using your Purchase username and password.
(For more information about logging in, or for a temporary login, contact CTS or CCS.)
Review Best Practices
Web writing differs considerably from other forms, and you should have an overall content strategy before you begin placing content on your page. Please review Best Practices section of the help site before you begin editing.
Editing pages is as easy as working on a Word document. Once you have logged in, a black LiveWhale CMS toolbar will appear at the top of the page. If you’re authorized to edit the page, you’ll see an Edit Page link at top left. Click that to begin page editing.
Review the Editing Pages section to delve into greater detail about the many aspects of page editing in the CMS.
What makes the LiveWhale CMS unique is the ease in which content editors can share information. Get a full understanding of its importance and functions in the Managing Dynamic Content section.
A mind is more open when it encounters fewer closed doors.
All State University staff and faculty, by law, must ensure they are following WCAG 2.0 Accessibility standards when creating “electronic documents” like web pages, emails, Word documents (.doc, .docx), audio files, videos, and Portable Document Formats (.pdf). Not only does this make your content available to a wider audience, it is the right thing to do.
Help people move forward by opening more doors. Review the Web Accessibility Perspectives section of the help site or visit the Accessibility site for information beyond web accessibility.