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Plone Cheat Sheet

How to use Plone, the City of Albuquerque's website content management system.

Additional Help

Need assistance editing the City of Albuquerque website?

Contact the Web Team: [email protected]

Log In

  1. In your web browser's address bar, enter:
    https://www.cabq.gov/login
  2. Log in with your website username and password.

In the web browser's address field, type: https://www.cabq.gov/login

The web browser's address bar.


Create a New Page

  1. From the left-side editing menu, click "Add new..." and select Page.
  2. Assign your new page a Title. This title appears as the headline at the top of the page. It should be no more than six words and describe the page. If you use the word "and" in the title, replace it with an ampersand (&).
  3. Add a Summary to describe the page. Keep the summary to one sentence in length. Make it unique and descriptive.
  4. Add text, images, and links in the Text field. This is the main section of the page.
  5. When finished editing, click the Save button at the bottom of your screen.

Screen image for adding a new page.

From the left-side editing menu, click "Add new..." and select Page.


Edit an Existing Page

  1. From the left-side editing menu, click Edit.
  2. Edit content click inside the page's Text field.
  3. When you have finished editing, click the Save button at the bottom of your screen.

From the left-side editing menu, select Edit.

From the left-side editing menu, select Edit.


Insert an Image

  1. Place your cursor on the page where you want the image.
  2. From the editing interface, click the Insert/edit Image icon:
    Plone's icon to add an image to the body area.
  3. Place your cursor in the search box. Enter the title of your image in the search box. Browse through the results and choose your image.
  4. Choose the size that you would like your image to appear in pixels from the Size dropdown. Choose Inline, Right, or Left alignment from the Align dropdown.
  5. In the "Alternative Text" field, describe the image in five to 15 words.
  6. Click Insert.

Search for your image by its name.

Search for your image by its name.


Upload an Image

  1. In the browser address bar, navigate to the folder's "images" subdirectory (e.g. https://www.cabq.gov/your-folder/images)
    https://www.cabq.gov/your-folder/images
    The /your-folder/ part of the address is the section of the website that you are editing.
  2. From the left-side editing menu, click "Add new..." and select Image.
  3. In the "Title" field, type a unique title for the image that will help you find it when you search for it.
  4. In the "Description" field, type a description of the image.
  5. Click the Choose File button and select your image.
  6. Choose Open and then Save the image.

Screen shot of selecting an image from the Add New... menu.

From the left-side editing menu, click "Add new..." and select Image.


Insert an External Link

To link to a page outside the City of Albuquerque's website:

  1. Highlight the text you want to turn into a link.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon: The Link icon in Plone
  3. Choose "External" from the horizontal menu.
  4. In the External URL field, type the destination website address.
  5. Click Insert.

Insert an Internal Link

To link to a page within the City of Albuquerque's website:

  1. Highlight the text you want to turn into a link.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon: The Link icon in Plone
  3. Chose "Internal" from the horizontal menu.
  4. Place your cursor in the search box and type the unique Title of the destination page.
  5. From the search results, select the destination page.
  6. Click Insert.

Insert an Email Link

  1. Type the email address into your text, like this:
    [email protected]
  2. Highlight the email address.
  3. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon: The Link icon in Plone
  4. Select Email from the horizontal menu.
  5. In the Email Address field, type the entire e-mail address.
  6. (Optional) In the Email Subject field, type a subject for the email.
  7. Click Insert.