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Getting Started with CommonSpot CMS

Article ID: ITSKB-3-78

Article Purpose

This document is intended to get authors using UAA's Content Management System (CMS) quickly.

If you are new to the CMS you'll need to call the IT Services Call Center to sign up for CMS training with a web engineer. There you will get your account and get introduced to the CMS.

These are tutorials specific to UAA's use of the CommonSpot Content Management System. These are useful for self training. They have been broken down into small sections that can be followed in any order although some build on others.

Common Tasks

Custom Element Tutorials

CSS Style Tutorials

  • JQuery Lightboxes - Lightbox effects overlay larger images on the current page, typically used in combination with thumbnail images
  • Social Media Icon Image Replacements - Replace list item text with a Social Media icon such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+
  • JQuery Accordion Dropdowns - Accordion drop-downs are a useful user interface often used on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sections of web sites
  • JQuery Tabs - Tabbed navigation menus are a useful user interface often used on web sites

Additional Information

​This is the official product documentation from the CMS maker, PaperThin. They are mainly for deep technical reference. Use the above UAA tutorials for learning the CMS.

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