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.

Accessibility

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.

Blocks

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

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

Folders

Folders are assets that are used to contain and organize other Home Area assets.

Pages

Pages are one of the core asset types in Cascade CMS. They represent the grouping of template, content, blocks, and more that a user publishes to the web. Essentially, your ‘page’ becomes a new web page.

Publishing

Cascade CMS features a robust publishing engine designed to publish content to multiple environments (development, staging, production, etc.). 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.

Linking

Cascade CMS provides users with a number of different ways to manage links in content depending on the type of asset containing the link, the type of link, the type of asset being linked to (if the linked-to asset is inside the system), and the location of both assets.

References

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

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.

Versions

Cascade CMS maintains a full version history on Home Area and Site Management Area 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.