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Log In and UMContent Site Structure

Log In

To log in to UMContent, go here: http://www1.umn.edu/parent/manager/index.htm?SSContributor=true

Be sure to bookmark this link for future reference.

Log in with your UMContent username and password. Once logged in, you will see the Content Manager interface (see Figure A).

Site Structure

The column on the left shows the Parent site hierarchy. The Parent home page is the folder at the top. This page cannot be edited from this interface. See editing for Question of the Month or Highlights to edit those sections of the home page.

The top folders below the main Parent folder represent the Parent website top navigation. These folders, for the most part, correspond to the Quick Links on the Parent home page.

A "+" symbol next to a folder means that there are sub-pages within that section. Click on the "+" to see the pages within that section.

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Figure B. Hierarchy of the News and Events section.

Use this nesting of pages within folders to keep your content ordered based on topic. For example, if you have new content related to financial aid and you'd like it to be a page by itself, then you'd add a page to the "Money Matters" section. See Creating a New Page for more information.

The nesting gets a little more complex in some sections, like News and Events (see Figure B). As you can see, the "Articles" section contains individual folders for each Parent newsletter. Within those folders are the individual articles from the newsletter.

Each time a new newsletter is published, you will need to create a page for it in the "Articles" folder. Then within that new folder, create individual article folders. (All pages appear as folder icon even if they are only single pages.)

Example of content manager screen.
Figure A. The content manager screen.