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CMS Essentials II & Site Admin

For the foreseeable future, all workshops will be presented via Zoom. All those registered for the workshop will receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of or day before the session. If the session is closed, you may contact us at to see if there is still space in the workshop.

This course will be presented in two parts. Part 1 will cover additional features for editors, and Part 2 will cover features specific to site admins. Participants who are not site admins are free to leave after Part 1.

Part 1 of this workshop expands on the CMS Essentials I course with hands-on practice on additional content types in KU's new CMS Sunflower (Drupal 8).

Course Objectives

By the end of Part 1 of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create and edit a Contact page
  • Create staff and faculty profile directories
  • Create Image Collections
  • Create webforms
  • Create and manage blocks

By the end of Part 2 of this course, you will be able to:

  • Make sitewide changes to your site
  • Add editors and site admins to your site
  • Change appearance and content the footer
  • Create redirects from the configuration page

Web Authoring
No handout is available


We highly recommend that you attend any prerequisite workshops listed below since familiarity with the skills and concepts taught in them is essential to benefit fully from subsequent workshops.

However, if you have independently learned the skills and concepts of the required workshop(s), your "equivalent skills" will be accepted as a substitute for attending the prerequisite workshop(s).

To help you determine your skill level, click workshop titles below (if any) for descriptions which outline the topics taught in each workshop and that are assumed in later sessions. You are expected to know the commands and concepts listed within the descriptions for the prerequisite workshop. In most cases, you can also refer to workshop handouts and other helpful materials from the workshop description page.

In addition to any specific prerequisites listed, you should have, as a minimum, basic computing skills.

CMS Essentials I