Terms to Know

Assets - Images, documents, multimedia files, and other items that can be uploaded or linked to a page or component but are not pages themselves. Each has its own unique ID within Ingeniux, and when published to the live website, has its own URL. 

Child - A page, folder, or component, that is beneath or inside another page, component, or folder.

CMS - Abbreviation for "content management system." In this case, Ingeniux.

Components - Containers that help display pieces of content on a page in a particular format. Components aren't pages, but they are used in conjunction with pages to display certain types of content. Components have an xID, but unlike pages, do not have a URL on the live website.

Folders - Used to contain and organize pages and components and can also be used to hide pages from the left navigation of a webpage. It is good practice to keep components within their own folder for organizational purposes and because they cannot be shown in the navigation. 

Pages - Each has its own unique ID within Ingeniux, and when published to the live website, has its own URL. There are several different page types to choose from, each with a different purpose.

Parent - A page or component that has one or more other pages, components, or folders in the site tree structure. A parent has a small box with a "+" or "-" next to its name in the site tree to expand or contract the "child" items under it.

Publish - The process of making changes to a page or component in the CMS become visible on the live website. Pages or components must be Marked for Publish in order to be included in any publishing action.

Site Tree - The Site Tree is the main structure of the Whitman website, shown in the left column of Ingeniux, under the "Site" tab. This shows all the pages, folders, and components that make up the website. You can use the site tree to navigate between the pages you need to work on.

ID - A unique ID is given to every page and asset in the Ingeniux system.

  • Pages and Page Folders are identified with an "x"
  • Assets including images, documents, audio, video, etc. are identified with an "a/"
  • Asset Folders are identified with a "af/"

Example:

  • ID for the Whitman College homepage = x11
  • ID for the image of President Murray on the Office of the President page = a/1650
  • ID for the folder the image of President Murray is in = af/30

Accessing Ingeniux

1. Open a web browser.
2. Navigate to https://cms.whitman.edu.
3. Enter your Whitman network credentials.

Ingeniux works on both PC and Mac operating systems and runs on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. The Web Team recommends Google Chrome.

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Dashboard

When you first access Ingeniux, the Dashboard displays in the workspace. This view provides a brief snapshot of content management and system information. It is accessible at any time from the button in the navigation bar located at the top of the screen. 

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Note: Dashboard preferences are editable in your user profile information. Your user profile is accessible by opening the menu where your name is displayed on the upper right portion of the navigation bar.


Navigation Bar

The navigation bar provides a central jumping-off point to each major area of Ingeniux. Additionally, users have readily-available access to Go to searches, profile configuration features, and help.

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Note: With Ingeniux version 10, every object has a URL. For navigation, this means that you can use your browser's back arrow to return to your last visited screen within the CMS. In earlier releases, the browser back arrow would take you out of the CMS.


Site & Site Tree

The site tree is the main structure of the Whitman website, shown in the left column of Ingeniux, under the "Site" tab. This shows all the pages, folders, and components that make up the website. You can use the site tree to navigate between the pages you need to work on.

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Assets & Assets Site Tree

The assets site tree shown in the left column of the Ingeniux, under the "Assets" tab. This shows all the pages, folders, and components that make up the assets folder. You can use the site tree to navigate between the assets you need to work on or upload new assets.

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