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    Using OmniUpdate

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    Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions:

    How do I create a new page or folder in OU?

    We have created three page creation templates in OmniUpdate that we hope will help simplify the process for creating sections and pages on your website.

    How do I update the section path (breadcrumb) at the top of my web page?

    Once logged in to OU, navigate to the folder whose section path needs updating and edit the _section-path.inc file, then publish the file.

    Optimizing Content on Your Website

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    Provided below are tips for improving your website and content for the Google Site Search (GSS) engine. These tips are excerpts from "Google's Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide, Version 1.1, 13 Nov 2008" (the latest version at Google Webmaster Central) and have been modified for OmniUpdate users.

    These tips align with best practices for any website content development.

    OmniUpdate Editing Tips

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    Many of these tips are Dartmouth-specific.

    Logging In to OmniUpdate

    Web Services has converted all OmniUpdate user accounts to use Dartmouth's Web Authentication System. Login using your NetID and password.

    If you have problems or questions, email Help.

    Paste Command

    Copying and pasting from Microsoft Word and Excel documents can sometimes lead to poorly-formatted text on your web pages.

    Frequently Asked Questions about OmniUpdate Support and Accounts

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    I need some help with OmniUpdate. When are your weekly office hours?

    Find our weekly office hours times and locations here.

    What kinds of OmniUpdate support do you provide?

    OmniUpdate provides information on their website; see OmniUpdate Support & Documentation.

    WordPress Service Overview

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    Description

    WordPress is popular blogging platform. WordPress at Dartmouth has two main uses: traditional blogs, in which content is added to the site more or less regularly, and is primarily organized chronologically; and the construction of simple web sites.

    WordPress at Dartmouth is made available on a self-service basis and is not considered a mission-critical system.

    OmniUpdate Training

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    New Websites

    Your website must be developed before you can be trained to use OmniUpdate, our content management system (training cannot happen before the website is ready).

    Once your website has been set up in OmniUpdate, please contact [email protected].

    Existing Client Websites

    To schedule OmniUpdate training for an existing client website, please contact [email protected].

    Main Menu in Drupal

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    All Drupal sites at Dartmouth have a Main Menu (also known as the horizontal navigation). It's one of the first things you see when you visit the homepage of a Dartmouth website, whether you are logged in to make changes or not. On academic department websites, the menu will usually include tabs for Undergraduate (and/or Graduate) programs, News & Events, and a listing of the People in the department. Other sites may be structured differently, depending on their needs.

    Shorten URLs

    Step-by-Step

    If you have a long URL that you want to create a short cut to follow the steps below:

    Enhancing Your Website

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    There are several ways to enhance your existing department or program website.

    About Drupal

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    Drupal is Dartmouth's new content management system (the way we handle the content we put on our sites). The new design delivers a more consistent user experience across all platforms, from desktop computers to mobile phones.

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