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1.3 Process: From Creation to Publish

In the CQ Web CMS environment, pages must first be created and then edited. Once the edits are complete, the page must be activated (published) before it can be viewed by the world. At ODU, we have CQ Administrators, Content Managers and Content Contributors, each of whom play a role in the lifecycle of website content.

Creating a Page

The pages within the website have already been created based on the university's information architecture. The majority of content should appear on these pre-existing pages. There will be occassions where a new page will need to be created.

Only CQ Administrators can create new pages. Content Managers can submit a request for a new page using the form available on the Content Managers & Contributors page. The administration team will evaluate the request and, if approved, will ensure that the new page is properly placed within the site structure.

Editing a Page

Most changes made within CQ are made through editing a page. Content on the page can be edited or the Basic, Image or Header Image properties can be changed within the Page Properties. Detailed information on editing can be found in 1.5 Editing a Page.

Publishing a Page

Before a page goes live for the public to view, it must be published. In CQ, users can begin the publish process by choosing Activate Page. Content managers have the ability to send most pages directly through the publishing process. Content contributors can request activation, but the activation must be approved by a manager or administrator before the page finishes publication.

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