Getting Started

Cascade Dashboard ExampleCascade CMS from Hannon Hill is a content management system that empowers users to create, publish, and manage digital content.  Cascade CMS is a content management system built for everyone. It's the balance of ultimate flexibility enabling fast development with easy-to-use functionality for non-technical contributors that makes Cascade CMS really special. Their goal is to give everyone at our organization the tools they need to build high-performing websites with fresh and impactful content.

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Features

Product Demonstration Webinar

Simple Content Entry Wizards

Enter content through either simple WYSIWYG editors or structured fields like file choosers, checkboxes, drop-down boxes, and text fields.

Proactive Quality Control

Check for broken links, spelling errors, and accessibility violations prior to publishing your content to the live site.

Customizable Dashboard

Tailor your dashboard by adding widgets such as history, broken link report, stale content report, inbox, workflows, drafts, or locked assets.

Super Easy Content Reuse

Share content across multiple pages and multiple sites, both automatically and manually. No CMS makes content reuse easier than Cascade CMS.

Content Health

Cascade CMS can alert users and site administrators of pages that have not been updated in any number of days, weeks, months, or years. Use the daily content report, task manager, and content review dates to keep content fresh.

Native Image Editor

Use the native image editor to rotate, resize, crop, edit, and make other changes to your graphics and illustrations.

Version Control

Keeps 20 versions of your pages, compare them, and roll back to a previous version with just one click.

Support for XSLT and Velocity

Cascade CMS supports both XSLT and Velocity for writing formats. Even use both on the same page. Incorporate built-in tools to harness content and do more with less code.

Advanced Code Editor

The Advanced Code Editor is a built-in syntax-highlighting editor for a variety of languages, auto-indentation and auto-formatting, code folding and code snippets.

Rendering Metrics

Check rendering times for each region on your page, helping you better target and identify those regions that can be further optimized.

Site Import and Export

Maximize content portability by transferring your production site to a development instance with just a few clicks.

Site Copy

Create a new site based off a template site within less than a minute.

Assume Identity

For Administrators, you can Use the Assume Identity Feature to see exactly what a specific user sees and quickly troubleshoot issues.

Multi-Site Management

Manage as many Cascade CMS sites as you need from the same instance. Create site specific user roles, share content across multiple sites, and publish to specific destinations and servers.

Robust Permissions

Apply permissions on sites, directories, page types, individual pages, specific regions on a page, and even individual content entry fields.

Training Videos

Searching & Analytics

Google Programmable Search

Turning on Search: You can control the use of the Search box on your site w/ the settings in the Set-Up-Block on your site.  In order for this search to work, you will need to setup your site in the Google's  Programmable Search console to obtain an ID or request us to setup one for you w/ a case to the service desk.

Ad Removal: If you are using the built in google search, you will want to request ads to be removed from the search results with this form for each site using search.

Google Search Console

Using the  Google Search Console, you can submit sitemaps and request crawls to clean up any link changes or meta keyword/descriptions adjustments.  If you site recently changed from HTTP to HTTPS, there is information about adding this https version of the site as a new profile in your Search Console.

Google Analytics

We have put together some steps for attaching Google Analytics to your Cascade site.

Angelfish

If you use Angelfish to track your site analytics, you will want to put in a case to have the new server logs to be tied to your Angelfish Profile.

Developers

ServiceNow Virtual Agent

HTML

  1. Navigate to /_cascade/blocks/static/
  2. Add Content > Default > block
  3. Choose xml as the block type
  4. Name it chat & add below code:
<system-xml>
<iframe class="collapse" height="650" id="sn_va_web_client" src="https://montana.servicenowservices.com/sn_va_web_client_app_embed.do?sysparm_branding_key=doa&amp;sysparm_skip_load_history=true" title="ServiceNow Virtual Agent Client" width="350"></iframe>
<button aria-controls="sn_va_web_client" aria-expanded="false" class="btn btn-circle" data-offset-bottom="64" data-spy="affix" data-target="#sn_va_web_client" data-toggle="collapse" id="chat-button" title="Chat" type="button">
<i class="fas fa-comments"></i>
</button>
<div id="chat-greet">Hi, I can help answer your questions!</div>
</system-xml>

CSS

  1. Navigate to /_files/css/styles.css
  2. Edit the file to add this CSS below the footer section:
/********************************** CHAT **************************************/
#chat-button, #chat-greet, #sn_va_web_client {
position:fixed;
right:10px;
bottom:10px;
z-index:9999;
background:#4169e1;
color:#fff;
}
#sn_va_web_client {
margin-bottom: 80px;
}
#chat-greet {
margin: 0 85px 17px 0;
padding: .375rem .75rem;
border-radius: .25rem;
}
.btn-circle {
width: 70px;
height: 70px;
padding: 10px 16px;
border-radius: 35px;
transition: all .5s;
text-align: center;
font-size: 35px;
line-height: 1.33;
}
#chat-button[aria-expanded="true"]{
border-top-left-radius: 0;
}
#chat-button[aria-expanded="true"]:before {
content: "\f00d";
font-family: 'Font Awesome 5 Free';
font-weight: 900;
}
#chat-button[aria-expanded="true"] i{
display:none;
}

TEMPLATE

  1. Navigate to /_cascade/templates/Page
  2. Edit this file to add <system-region name="CHAT"/> below the footer region & Save
  3. Edit the file again, click on the Configure tab
  4. Scroll down to the Chat region, click the block field and choose the chat block. & Save
  5. If you have more than one page template on your site, you will need to repeat for all page templates.

PUBLISH

You will then need to publish your whole site, or just the _cascade & _files folder.

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