Content Authoring

Content Authoring covers the topics most relevant to creating content in Cascade CMS. All publishable content takes the form of either pages, files, or folders.


Cascade CMS offers a variety of features to help you create and publish accessible content. Learn more about accessibility features in Cascade CMS here.

Advanced Code Editor

The Advanced Code Editor (ACE) is Cascade CMS' built-in syntax-highlighting editor.

Asset Factories

Asset Factories allow users to rubber stamp new assets with certain configurations and content already in place. Asset Factories can be used to create assets from scratch or be based on an existing pre-configured base asset.


A block is a piece of content that can be inserted (with or without styling) into any page region.

External Links

An external link is an asset that points to a website hosted outside of Cascade CMS.


Files are content typically created by external programs and imported for use in Cascade CMS.


You can use folders and subfolders to contain and organize your Site Content assets.


Page assets represent the combination of Template, content, scripts, and/or Formats to produce one or more rendered outputs for publishing.


Cascade CMS features a robust publishing engine designed to render and publish content to one or more environments. Once content is published, it's completely decoupled from the CMS, allowing it to operate independently in any standard environment.

WYSIWYG Editor Configurations

WYSIWYG Editor Configurations allow you to customize which features of the WYSIWYG rich-text editor are available to content creators.

Asset Naming Rules

Asset naming rules allow you to enforce a consistent format for system names in Cascade CMS.

Code Sections

Cascade CMS currently supports the use of two types of code sections in the system: Passthrough code sections and protect code sections.

Content Checks

Users can check new or revised assets for spelling errors, invalid internal or external links, and accessibility issues with Cascade CMS's built-in content checks.


Cascade CMS provides a number of different ways to manage links in content depending on the type of asset containing the link, the type of link (internal or external), and the location of both assets.


A reference is a special asset in Cascade CMS that represents an existing asset in another location; thus, a single asset can appear to exist in multiple locations. While a single asset appears in navigation as if it were in multiple locations, in actuality, it directs back to the original asset.

System Pseudo-Tags

System pseudo-tags are special system tags that instruct Cascade CMS to act on the content contained within them.


Tags are keywords or terms assigned to assets. In Cascade CMS, tags help describe content and allow it to be found through searching or indexing.


Cascade CMS maintains a version history Site Content and Manage Site assets in the system. As changes are made to assets, Cascade CMS keeps track of the changes in separate copies of the asset called versions.