Key Vocabulary for the WCMS

  • Accessibility, Web - refers to the practice of making Web site usable by people of all abilities and disabilities.
  • Asset – Anything that lives in your folder/directory structure. These can be folders, pages, images, PDFs, external links, a block, etc.
  • Breadcrumbs – These normally appear horizontally at the top of a web page. It is a navigation aid used in user interfaces. It gives users a way to keep track of their locations within programs or documents
  • Content Block – A pluggable piece of content that can be added into a page region
  • Content Wizards – Forms in the WCMS to walk you through the creation/editing of pages or other files
  • CruzIDGold – Your CruzID is your UCSC account, sometimes referred to as your username.
  • Dashboard - The Dashboard is your starting point. From here you can use multiple types of "content wizards" to create content
  • External Link – An asset that points to a Web page outside your Web site. It's index-able so will appear in your left navigation
  • Metadata – The data within the WCMS that describes an asset such as title, summary or keywords
  • Publish – When you publish your content, it is sent to the campus web servers, it is published from the WCMS and viewed on the web as static HTML pages
  • Submit – Also known as "save". You submit your changes to the page you are editing. *Submit is NOT the same as "Publish"
  • Templates – HTML tags and CSS that create the look and feel of a web page
  • WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get: Allows you to see formatting while editing your content