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A content management system (CMS) is a system for managing content through a workflow or subset of creating, editing, approval, publishing, and archival.

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Any UX implications: Smart quotes and apostrophes when pasting from Word?

I have a question that I've found very little info on and it's only lately I've begun to become more curious about it. Our web team normally copies content from Word into a CMS to update the website. ...
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How to indicate draft status in a CMS

I am using a content management system (CMS) to add, edit, and publish pages. Question: If I create a page or make changes to an existing page, and save as a draft without publishing, then return to ...
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Content Management System for multilingual website

I'm designing a CMS in which expert users will be able to publish their own content and I want them to be able to add the same content in different languages. (We want expert users to manage ...
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Ideas for distinguishing between navigate and edit click intents

I am trying a new approach in a content management systen interface to make everything that can be edited, editable inline without changing screen. For example, a list of blog post shows a title, an ...
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How to get users feedback on experience when they are not 'your' users?

Storytelling mode You can skip it if you want ;) I am UI and UX designer on a LMS solution. An LMS is a CMS dedicated to digital learning purpose and sold to a wide range of clients. Some of them ...
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Is it easier to edit or to start over

Context When working with a content management system users might encounter a situation where they are not happy with a set of content. For example, a webpage in a CMS (Wordpress, Joomla) does not ...
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Position of 'save' button in content management systems

What is the best position of a 'save'-button in a content management system form? I'm working on a project that's largely content-based. The users of my system will mainly be adding or editing ...
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How to make an actionable item so clear that it's unmissable?

We have a CMS / web app that takes in repair issues sent by customer. We also have an app for the customer and an app for the technician. In a normal flow, the technician will directly receive the ...
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How do I use a do a data-entry dialog within a complex dialog

I have a question regarding UX design for an enterprise / content management system, about the best way to display nested functions without losing sight of the earlier levels. The context is this: ...
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What do you call that section in a CMS where you just add a data list?

In our CMS there are 3 main sections: Dashboard Section for adding data that will appear in the app (e.g. users, products, location, etc.) Tasks (e.g. approving comments, etc.) I'm not sure how to ...
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Alternate language switch for translators

From a technical point-of-view, one article in the www can be in different languages with different translations. Assuming for this question: a welcome page, an info-page and a related-links-page ...
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Designing an expandable UI with plugins

I'm working on a game server, that will allow mods and plugins to be installed. I'm also working on a creation kit, or content management suite (CMS), to aid in the design of various aspects of the ...
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Re-designing a Data Entry CMS

Within the last year I joined a scientific research team as a programmer/analyst. Amongst many tools used by the researchers at this company, is a centralized content management system used to log ...
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Popovers vs modals vs docked tools

When conceiving a CMS and a wysiwyg, I'm not sure of which options to choose to display editing tools. I'm more a dev than a designer, so I prefer avoiding as much as possible modals, because I'd like ...
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What is the best way to save & cancel a new content on a CMS?

I'm actually working on a project done by another UX designer before me, and I have some doubts about the way users can save & cancel their actions on the page of new content creation. This is a ...
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CMS: Best way to arrange a large number of fields? [closed]

I'm redesigning a CMS and I wanted to gather some opinions on what makes the best user experience for my particular dilemma. Here it is: The CMS controls a marketing-focused website for large ...
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Database ID auto Increment

I'm building a CMS Admin Panel to show Data. I'm considering the ID column. Which one is more compatible for user? The Pretty Auto Increment Neat Number but hardly refer the ID for searching # ...
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Is okay to only sometimes delete a model?

I'm developing a sort of CMS. In it, users can create "Customers". For whatever reason, a user might want to delete that Customer. Maybe because the Customer was created in error, or maybe they think ...
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Separate administration pages vs. front-end integrated administration

I was wondering if there have been any studies on this topic. Which one do most users prefer? For example, Wordpress separates the front-end views from the site administration views. Different theme ...
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How to visualize results of user actions after creating a new record?

I am working on the UI design of a CMS that enable users to manage websites. The interaction I am looking at now takes place when a new menu item is created. This is what I have so far: For an ...
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Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?

We are working on the design of a CMS to manage webstores. We need to define a name for the home page or start screen of the webstore CMS. Based on user research, we decided that this page will ...
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Quick way to reach the edit form in a wiki: alternative to double-click?

Many wikis offer a quick way to reach the edit form (either inline for a specific section, or on a separate page for the whole article): double-click on the page. For me, this works really well. When ...
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Best way to design save action redirection in an admin system

In a content management system users are entering different types of content such as products, pages, events etc. with each individual item having a form for creating and editing said content. In the ...
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.COM vs .ORG Preferred for Conversions? | Product that is very community oriented

Our company offers a CMS software package much like WordPress. We allow users to register a subdomain (yourdomain.example.com) for free. This is not entirely non-profit, as we offer the choice to ...
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Not defined variables display

We have a pretty large CMS for fleets and sometimes people leave some optional input fields blank. Displaying that information on the screen doesn't help anyone, and from my point of view it looks ...
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Should User Experience Designers / Architects be responsible for the CMS requirements of a website rebuild?

The requirements for the CMS needed to power a new website are often treated as technical requirements, and are therefore considered the province of developers or solutions architects. On the other ...
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CMS Pattern Book

I am working on redesigning a CMS and I am looking for some more possible patterns. Does anyone know some good books or websites where they discuss CMS UI Patterns?
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CMS Article intro text list with read more link

I have a list of articles and on the front end I want to display the title, content and then a read more link. The content can be long, so I want to show only the first portion of content in the list, ...
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How to represent a form on a CMS admin panel page that deals with creating/editing multilingual fields

I've had some experience with creating multilingual web sites and their admin panels. I am now in the search of the ultimate way to represent multilingual fields. I'm not trying to satisfy a ceratain ...
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How should I implement Language selection in a CMS?

One of my client must be able to post News to both french and english language on his website. I would like to know how I should design the CMS to be the most convenient for the admin as possible. ...
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Language switch redirect to homepage or content page

I'm using a CMS that supports multiple languages and the build-in SEO tools are decent. The problem is that it doesn't support switching between languages while remaining on the same page, because it'...
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Language switch redirect to homepage or content page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Language switch redirect to homepage or content page I'm using a CMS that supports multiple languages and the build-in SEO tools are decent. The problem is that it doesn't ...
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What UX implications should I be aware of when designing an enterprise website/intranet on SharePoint

We are currently weighing up the for-and-against in relation to whether to use SharePoint or an arguably better suited ECMS. I am looking to gather compelling evidence both for and against SharePoint ...
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How important is social sign-up to attracting new users?

Many website, including this one, are using social sign-up to speed up new user registrations. I'd like to know what are the adoption rates of this service, and whether there are any pitfalls to using ...
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Treatment of disallowed HTML tags in forum posts

Suppose a user attempts to post a message to my forum, but their message contains HTML elements that I have chosen not to permit? e.g. stackexchange and others disallow <table>; All forums (I ...
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When I change the name of one page, should all child's of that page, have the url rewritten?

This question is actually three questions, but since they are all related to each other, they should stay in the same question. First, should I allow a user to change the url of a already created ...
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Seeking suggestions for online exhibit platform [closed]

I am building a virtual exhibit, i.e. a web-based version of a museum exhibit. I am looking for a platform (free or commercial) that can create a rich user experience in the browser, with a ...
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CMS interfaces: forms based vs click and change?

In regard to CMS interfaces I would say we could split them in 2 main branches [*1]: the ones with a control panel, where you go and usually see a list of pages (blog articles/ecommerce products), ...
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What is the best way to order items on an admin page?

We have a Content Management System (near enough). The picture below is the Administration page, which is a flex based front end, viewed in a browser. Thanks to Roger-A on another Q, he gave me the ...
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CMS - Advice on how to link to site?

We have a Content Management System (near enough). The picture below is the Administration page, which is a flex based front end, viewed in a browser. If you think of admin pages with most CMS, like ...
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Have you used Markdown for large content editing?

I am putting together a system for writers/editors to efficiently add — fairly rich — content to a website. I've previously used standard WYSIWYG editors but find that often what you see isn't what ...
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What are best practices when designing a left-hand navigation element?

There are many CMS and other web application that sometimes require a left-hand navigation area which provide a way for the user to access additional resource in that specific area. This is not a ...
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Accessible CMS software [closed]

My company needs to incorporate some CMS software into their public web site. We want software that produces semantic markup to maximise accessibility. Can anyone suggest any? At the current time, ...
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