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Glossary/Terminology

Below is a list of some commonly used terminology in the CMS.  For a more complete listing, see the Advanced Glossary.

CMS
Acronymn for "content management system"

Contributor
An authenticated KU user who has the ability to add or edit content and submit it for review, but not publish.

Draft
An unpublished piece of content not yet ready for review.

Drupal
The software that runs the KU content managment system (CMS)

Editor
An authenticated KU user who has the ability to add/edit/delete/approve content and publish it.

Eyebrow, KU
The top-most header bar (blue with a red line) on all KU CMS Pages, content in this area is centrally managed by Public Affairs.

Footer, Unit
The grey footer region at the bottom of the page, content in this region is managed by website owners through the KU Site Settings configuration form.

KU Eyebrow
The top-most header bar (blue with a red line)on all KU CMS Pages, content in this area is centrally managed by Public Affairs.

KU Footer
The bottom-most bar (blue with a red line) on all KU CMS Pages, content in this area is centrally managed by Public Affairs.

KU Sidebar
The right-most region (in 1280px view) on all KU CMS Pages, content in this area is centrally managed by Public Affairs. Currently it includes the Why KU block, the Apply and Give buttons, and the KU News block.

Main Navigation
Navigation bar appearing directly below the site title and background image.

Needs Review
An unpublished piece of content that has been flagged for review to be published.

Published
A published/live piece of content that is available to site visitors.

Responsive Design
The approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user's behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. For example, automatically adapting to mobile devices. The KU Template was created using a responsive design.

Sidebar, KU
The right-most region (in 1280px view) on all KU CMS Pages, content in this area is centrally managed by Public Affairs. Currently it includes the Why KU block, the Apply and Give buttons, and the KU News block.

Sidebar, Unit
The region directly to the right of the main content area (in 1280px view), where were website owners can place their own blocks and additional content.

Site Administrator
An authenticated KU user who has site configuration and setup ability, as well as all other content authoring rights.

Tags
Keywords that allow content managers to categorize/group content data.

Unit Footer
The grey footer region at the bottom of the page, content in this region is managed by website owners through the KU Site Settings configuration form.

Unit Sidebar
The region directly to the right of the main content area (in 1280px view), where units can place their own blocks and additional content.

URL Alias
A URL that points directly to a page on a website.

URL Redirect
A URL that redirects to another web page.

Workbench
A menu item that allows you to view all of your content and to manage workflows.


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