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Customer Spotlight: Indiana Wesleyan University

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Customer Spotlight: Indiana Wesleyan University

Indiana Wesleyan University is one of our newer customers, having selected Cascade Server as their CMS back in April of 2015. By June 16, Indiana Wesleyan’s website was fully integrated in Cascade Server and the content had been migrated. We recently spoke with Evan Eikenberry, who is the University’s Digital Content Manager, about the incredibly short time frame in which the team was able to implement their site in Cascade Server.

How long did it take you to be proficient in Cascade Server?

Evan: We played around in the sandbox for a couple weeks and after the training session with Uzo, we were pretty confident about moving


Creating a style guide for your content contributors

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Style Guide

Your site audience needs a cohesive, comfortable web experience, but that will only happen when all of your content contributors are on the same page with regards to understanding your branding, your goals, and your expectations. That’s why creating and maintaining a style guide is crucial to ensuring your desired degree of consistency throughout all of your content collateral. Decentralized organizations with a lot of contributors in particular will find that a well crafted style guide saves headaches and helps to avoid unnecessary revisions.

Here are some examples of elements that you may want to outline in your guide:

  • Use of your


Web & Beyond: Using Integrated Marketing to Grow Enrollment

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Webinar Alert: July 14th, 2015 at 2PM EDT

We were excited to welcome William Woods University as a new customer last year, after they decided to make the switch from their previous CMS. William Woods also realized that it was time for a complete overhaul of both their print and their web marketing, and brought Elliance on board to help accomplish this very ambitious project. William Woods was able to reap the benefits of the project almost instantly, so we thought that we would showcase this impressive success story in a webinar, which will be hosted by Elliance’s CEO, Abu Noaman.

Abu will discuss in detail how you can use your website to increase leads and conversion rates


Cascade Exchange: Bootstrap Site

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Cascade Exchange Bootstrap site

This is the 8th blog post in our ongoing Cascade Exchange (#CascadeXC) Series, where we’ll be highlighting a different resource every week. Check out last week’s post on the QuickEdit feature.

In 2014, Litmus reported that 51% of emails in 2013 were opened on mobile devices. That same year, Business Insider published findings that roughly 60% of social media time is spent on smartphones or tablets. As of January 2014, the Pew Research Internet Project reports that 58% of American adults have a smartphone and 42% of American adults own a tablet computer.

Mobile traffic is growing and users want the same kind of experience on


Customer Spotlight: Cuyahoga Community College

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Tri-C homepage

In late 2014, Cuyahoga Community College, also known as Tri-C, rolled out their long awaited website redesign. The previous site was not responsive and hadn’t had a facelift in four years, resulting in a less than optimal mobile experience. As the website is one of Tri-C’s most valuable assets (generating over 4 millions visits last year alone), the redesign was a top priority project with high stakes and higher possible rewards.

From the beginning, the process was a close collaboration between Tri-C’s Integrated Communications department and the ITS department The team identified the following project objectives: make


Cascade Exchange: QuickEdit

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This is the 7th blog post in our ongoing Cascade Exchange (#CascadeXC) Series, where we’ll be highlighting a different resource every week. Check out last week’s blog post on Reports.

With Cascade’s QuickEdit code, you can set up a hidden (or public) link on your live site that web editors can click in order to jump right to the page (even the edit screen) in the CMS Users that are already logged in will automatically be taken to the page they were just viewing, while website visitors who aren't logged into Cascade will be taken to a screen to enter their credentials before being granted access to the content In addition


Cascade Exchange: Reports Site

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Cascade Exchange: Reports Site

This is the 6th blog post in our ongoing Cascade Exchange (#CascadeXC) Series, where we’ll be highlighting a different resource every week. Check out our previous post on YouTube feeds.

Cascade provides reports, out of the box, to help with your content management and content freshness.

The Broken Link Report dashboard tab contains a report of all broken links in a particular Site. On this tab, users can see each broken link and the assets in which the broken link is contained. Broken links can be marked as fixed and then filtered out so that only links that still need to be addressed are displayed.

The Stale Content Report


5 tips to help your content contributors be better CMS users

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Help your content contributors be better CMS users

You’ve invested a significant portion of your budget into a content management system. You know that maintaining an up-to-date web presence is crucial to meet strategic goals and help reach the widest possible audience. Your organization has dozens or even hundreds of content contributors, most non-technical and all with specific content that they need access to - as well as plenty that they don’t.

With such a complex set up, how do you set up your content contributors for the best and most effective use of your CMS? Let’s take a look at a few tips.

Offer training sessions

No matter how intuitive your CMS is, you never


Cascade Exchange: YouTube Feed

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Cascade Exchange - YouTube Feed

This is the fourth blog post in our ongoing Cascade Exchange (#CascadeXC) Series, where we’ll be highlighting a different resource every week. Check out last week’s post on the downloadable RSS Feed example.

Video is everywhere these days, and why shouldn't it be? If a photo is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth about a million!

With the YouTube feed example, you can embed entire YouTube feeds on your site Rather than embedding each video individually, you can keep all the latest videos from your YouTube channel (or someone else's) up to date right on your website This module utilizes an RSS feed and


Cascade CMS 7.14 - Take ownership of your content

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Cascade CMS 7.14

Cascade CMS 7.14 is out with new features to help you better manage your content and assist your end users and a handful of other goodies.

  • Content ownership
  • Login as user
  • Fast link checking and technology upgrades

Content ownership

Do you ever feel like you're drowning in your content? We do. And we have a paltry 15,000 assets in our 3 major sites in Cascade. We know our users have many more assets across a lot more sites.

In addition to building tools to help users create content, we want to help you wrangle the content you've got. We added a content auditing tool and stale content reportingto help you inventory your content and remind


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