Web Content Management System (WCMS)

What is CM1?

CM1 is an Enterprise Web Content Management System (WCMS) software application developed by Percussion and used by CSUDH to manage campus websites. Staff and Faculty can use CM1 to quickly update their websites, manage content contributors and editors, and view information and statistics about their pages.

Why use a WCMS?

Using a WCMS has many benefits:

  • Rapid browser based content updates. No additional software needed!
  • Requires less web technical knowledge. Focus on content, not code!
  • Creates a more consistent and friendly experience for site visitors.
  • Manages content creation workflow and access privileges.
  • Allows site content and assets to be easily organized and shared across sites.
  • Helps reduce outdated content and broken links.
  • Reinforces campus branding and messaging.
  • Provides site usage statistics and reporting.
  • Enables content versioning and audit trails.CM1 is an Enterprise Web Content Management System (WCMS) software application developed by Percussion and used by CSUDH to manage campus websites. Staff and Faculty can use CM1 to quickly update their websites, manage content contributors and editors, and view information and statistics about their pages.

Migration Process

Official CSUDH Web sites will be managed through the use of an enterprise Web Content Management System (WCMS). Campus sites are currently being migrated to the new WCMS individually by department/school and division/college.

Your department/school will be notified two weeks before migration completed. (Migration times will vary greatly depending on site size, files, structure, organization, and complexity.) Once notified, end-user training will be scheduled with your department/school. Once completed, staff members may begin processing updates to their site on their own.

After migration, your department/school will be asked to review and approve the new site and ensure the content is up to date. Once approved, the new site will go "live" and replace your current site. (The URL to the old site will automatically be redirected to the new.)

End-User Training

End-user training information, training manual, and schedules can be found at the WCMS End-User Training page.

CM1 Support

For end-user step-by-step guides, please visit the CM1 Support page.

CM1 Supported Browsers

The WCMS user interface is a browser application. You can use the following browsers with CM1.

Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7

  • Firefox - the latest version (check http://www.mozilla.org)
  • Chrome - the latest version (check http://www.google.com/chrome)
  • Internet Explorer 9.0 and 8.0 w/ compatibility mode disabled (users who are not allowed to automatically update their Firefox or Chrome browsers to the most current versions should use this browser option).

Apple Macintosh OS X (10.6.2)

  • Safari 4.0.4

Please make sure pop-up from cm1.csudh.edu is allowed on your browser.