Cascade CMS Training

Hannon Hill provides comprehensive training programs for both technical and non-technical users of Cascade CMS.

For almost all of our trainings we provide three formats:

  • On-Site — We bring the training to you.
  • In-Office — Take a small vacation and come visit us.
  • Remote — Teleconference using an online meeting solution.

At no extra cost, we video and audio record all of our training sessions and make them available you. This can provide a valuable refresher course later on.

If you have any questions or you're ready to book, use our Cascade CMS Training Request Form below to get started!



The training is conducted over two and a half days. The first two days are given consecutively with an additional half-day scheduled soon after to review topics, answer questions, and cover additional material.

The hands-on training is designed to learn how to build and integrate the fundamental assets needed to manage a website from scratch to take full advantage of Cascade CMS. There is something for System Administrators, Webmasters, Developers, Managers, Trainers, and Power Users, but the majority of the content is directed at technical System Administrators and Developers.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Cascade Interface, Dashboard, Site Content Views
  • Administration, Users, Groups, Roles, Workflows
  • Creating a Page, Converting an HTML Page to a Cascade Page
  • Introduction to Coding Formats using Velocity for Page Content
  • More Formats and Index Blocks, Navigation, Breadcrumbs, Macros
  • News Section, Articles, Archives, Feeds, Content Reuse/Syndication
  • Managing a Site, Settings, Publishing, Connectors
  • Reports for Managing Content and Users
  • Open Block, pick from topics list
Information about this training can be found on the Cascade CMS Groupcamp page.

The training is conducted over a maximum of two hours. The hands-on training is designed to introduce participants to Cascade CMS. End Users or Content Contributors learn the basics of managing content within your specific Cascade CMS implementation subject to the Roles, Abilities, and processes you have in place.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Logging In, Overview of the Cascade Interface
  • Creating New Content, Working with Content Wizards
  • Editing WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Content Checks - Spelling, Broken Links, Accessibility
  • Content Collaboration - Workflow, Tasks, Comments
  • Previewing, Comparing, Saving, and Publishing Content
  • Advanced Actions - Move, Rename, Delete, Unpublish, Versions, Locks

The training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The hands-on training is designed to walk users through your specific implementation for managing and training other users. After learning how to create and manage content users get additional knowledge about how things are managed in order to be good liaisons and implementation experts.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Logging In, Overview of the Cascade Interface
  • Creating New Content, Working with Content Wizards
  • Editing WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Content Checks - Spelling, Broken Links, Accessibility
  • Content Collaboration - Workflow, Tasks, CommentsPreviewing, Comparing, Saving, and
  • Publishing Content
  • Advanced Actions - Move, Rename, Delete, Unpublish, Versions, Locks

The training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The hands-on training is designed to introduce participants to building and using Workflows. Participants are introduced to basic Workflow concepts and terminology in order to build a simple Workflow. Following this introduction, we build and test a more advanced Workflow with approval, edits, and triggers.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Workflow Types
  • Workflow Builder vs XML
  • Steps, Actions, and Triggers
  • Workflow Notifications and Types
  • Workflow Ownership and Assignment
  • Publishing through Workflow
  • Enforcing Workflows

The training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The hands-on training is designed to educate participants on performing data transformations in Cascade CMS using a customized build of Apache Velocity. Participants learn how to access and display WYSIWYG and Structured Content on a Page. These skills allow Administrators and Developers to display, massage, reuse page content around the entire website.

Basic Velocity Training topics covered:

  • Introduction to Coding Formats using Velocity for XML Data
  • WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Content Reuse, Dynamic Markup
  • Navigations and Breadcrumbs
  • Macros
  • XPath Tool, Serializer Tool, Date Tool, Sort Tool

Advanced Velocity Training topics covered:

  • Working without an Index Block
  • Arrays, Hashmaps
  • Setup Blocks
  • Locator Tool and Query API, Property Tool

The training is conducted over two and a half days. The first two days are given consecutively with an additional half-day scheduled soon after to review topics, answer questions, and cover additional material.

The hands-on training is designed to review how to build and integrate the fundamental assets needed to manage a website from scratch to take full advantage of Cascade CMS. There is an extended focus on new features and functionality not available in v7. There is something for System Administrators, Webmasters, Developers, Managers, Trainers, and Power Users, but the majority of the content is directed at technical System Administrators and Developers.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Cascade Interface, Dashboard, Site Content Views
  • Administration, Users, Groups, Roles, Workflows
  • Creating a Page, Converting an HTML Page to a Cascade Page
  • Introduction to Coding Formats using Velocity for Page Content
  • More Formats and Index Blocks, Navigation, Breadcrumbs, Macros
  • News Section, Articles, Archives, Feeds, Content Reuse/Syndication
  • Managing a Site, Settings, Publishing, Connectors
  • Reports for Managing Content and Users
  • Open Block, pick from topics list

Don't see an option above? Topics don't quite include everything you're looking for? Hannon Hill is proud to offer our customers customized training options. We will work with you to develop a specific agenda for covering your particular needs. Custom trainings are designed to cover specific portions of Cascade CMS and allow users to ask detailed questions.

Additional topic suggestions, but not limited to:

  • Web Services
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Roles
  • User Management through LDAP/AD and SSO
  • Content Reuse Strategies
  • Advanced Page Layouts with fewer Templates
  • Publishing Non-Standard Content
  • Integrating Google Analytics
  • Planning Site Structure
  • Migration Tool


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