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CMS stands for Content Management System. A Web CMS is used to create, edit, manage, search, and publish various kinds of content on a Web page, for example: text, images, and digital media. A CMS does not require a user to have knowledge of HTML or CSS scripting. Instead, the focus is on developing rich and up-to-date content.

Content is the core of the CMS. Content is information - therefore - everything is content! In the CMS, content is separate from the page layout. Page layout is determined through the use of templates. A template is a formatted design which defines the look and feel of a page. It may be reused many times. Content is added to templates through the use of components. A component is a specialized content container. The component gets added to your page template and will display content in a particular way or for a particular purpose. For example, a text component will present text only. Adding in an image component defines a section of the page to display an image only.

Click here to see frequently asked questions and key concepts from the NYU Silver CMS orientation. 
For more information, please visit NYU CMS Training and Support.


For optimal viewing of the CMS authoring interface, use a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or higher.

"Pop-up Blocker" issues may be experienced. Please make sure to disable pop-up blockers while working within the CMS Authoring Environment.

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To request a CMS account, please contact Departmental approval and completion of CMS training module is required.