CushyCMS FAQ

The page in CushyCMS looks nothing like my page.

CushyCMS is a tool to help you update and maintain the CONTENT of your site. The final look of the text on your live page is based on your site’s template. You may also only have access to a portion of the live page. CushyCMS will only show the content for the part of the page you have access to, you can hit the Preview button at the bottom of the interface to view what the full page will look like with your edits.

How do I save my edits?

When you have finished making the edits to the centent of your page, hit the Publish button at the bottom. Currently, CushyCMS has no "draft" or "save for later" options.

How do I link to another page?

  1. Navigate to the page you want to link to in your browser or use the View Live Page link in Cushy
  2. Copy the address
  3. In Cushy, edit the page where you want to add the link and highlight the text or image you want to use as the link
  4. Click the link button
  5. Paste in the URL from step 2
  6. Click OK

How do I link to a PDF or other document?

  1. Highlight the text you want to link to your document
  2. Click the link button in the toolbar
  3. Click over to the “Upload” tab (third from left)
  4. Browse to the document file on your computer and select it
  5. Click “send to server
  6. Click OK

How do I link to another section on the same page?

  1. Select where you want to jump to, generally in front of a section title
  2. Click the Anchor button in the toolbar, 5th from left
  3. Give it a name, click OK
  4. Select the text you want link to the anchor
  5. Click the Link button, 3rd from left
  6. Click the Link Type and change to Link to Anchor in Text
  7. Select the anchor you created earlier in the Anchor Name field

How do I link to an email address?

  1. In Cushy, highlight the text or image you want to use as the link
  2. Click the link button
  3. In the Link Type drop-down, select E-mail
  4. Enter email address
  5. Click OK

How do I add pictures?

  1. Click into the text where you’d like to place the image (generally at the start of a paragraph or it’s own empty paragraph)
  2. Click the image button in the toolbar
  3. Click over to the “Upload” tab (third from left)
  4. Browse to the image file on your computer and select it
  5. Click “send to server
  6. Click OK

Now that the image is on the page:

  1. Select the image and then right click on it
  2. Select “Image properties
  3. You can change the size, border, space around, and alignment of the image

How do I make a new page?

  1. On your control panel list, on the right side of every page name there are several buttons
  2. Click Clone on a page similar to the one you'd like to create
  3. Give the clone a new name
  4. Delete the content from the cloned page and replace with new page's content
  5. Publish the new page
  6. On the control panel click View to get the page's address

Once you've created a new page and have the address, you can link to it from another page on your site using the method above (How do I link to another page?) or, if you'd like to have the page added to your site's menu bar, please contact kevin.noonan@uconn.edu with your site's name and the address of the new page.

Have another question? Please direct all questions about using CushyCMS to kevin.noonan@uconn.edu