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Log In

  1. In your web browser's URL field, type "http://www.cabq.gov/yourfolder/login_form" where "yourfolder" is the name of the folder where your pages are. For example, if you work on the BioPark pages, you would type http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/login_form
  2. Create a Favorite in your web browser so that you can easily get back to this page. Here's how:
    1. Click on the Favorites menu at the top of your screen.
    2. Select Add to Favorites from the list that drops down.
    3. In the Name field, type a name that you will remember.
    4. Click OK.
  3. Type your username and password to log in.

Create a new page

  1. Select Page from the Add to folder dropdown menu.
  2. Assign your new page a Title. This title appears as the headline at the top of the page. It should be kept short, but describe the page you are creating.
    Note: The red box next to the Title field indicates that it is a required field. Be Careful! If you don't enter text here, you could lose your work.
  3. Add text, images, and links in the Body Text field. This is the main section of the page. Like the Title box, this is a required field.
  4. When you're done editing, click the Save button at the bottom of your screen. If you don't click either the Save or Cancel button, Plone will prompt you when you try to leave the page you're editing.
  5. To forward the page to your Supervisor for approval, select Submit from the Status dropdown menu.
    Note: If you are both the Contributor and Reviewer for your section, you can select Go Live from the Status dropdown menu to immediately publish your changes to the live website.

Make changes on an existing page

  1. Click the Edit tab at the top of the window.
  2. To add or change text, click inside the large, white Body Text field. You also can copy and paste text from a web page or word processor.
  3. To add an image, click the Insert Image icon in the Toolbar:
  4. When you have finished editing, click the Save button at the bottom of your screen. This will keep you from losing your changes.
  5. To forward the page to your Supervisor for approval, select Submit from the Status dropdown menu.
    Note: If you are both the Contributor and Approver for your section of the website, you can select Go Live from the Status dropdown menu to immediately publish your changes to the live website.

Insert an image

  1. Place your cursor where you want the image.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Image icon:
  3. Browse to the Images folder where your image is stored.
  4. Select your image by clicking the dial box beside it.

  5. Choose Inline, Right, or Left alignment. You should upload images at the resolution you intend to use them. While not recommended, you can also choose from a variety of resolutions offered in Plone.
  6. Click OK.

Upload an image

If the image you want to use isn't already in your images folder, you can place it there.

  1. Place your cursor where you want the image.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Image icon:
  3. Navigate to your /images folder.
  4. Click on the Upload file button at the bottom of the window.
  5. Locate the image that you want to upload. Click it once to select it and then click Open.
  6. Type a title and a description.
  7. Click Upload. You image is uploaded to your /images folder.
  8. Choose Inline, Right, or Left alignment. You should upload images at the resolution you intend to use them. While not recommended, you can also choose from a variety of resolutions offered in Plone.
  9. Click OK.

The image is added to your page.

Insert an external link

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

  1. Highlight the text you want to turn into a link.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon:
  3. Choose "External Link" from the left-hand menu that pops up.
  4. In the URL field, type the URL.
  5. You can Preview the page if you like.
  6. Click OK.

Plone will add a globe after the link once you have saved your changes.

Insert an internal link

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

  1. Highlight the text you want to turn into a link.
  2. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon:
  3. Using the pop-up box, navigate to the page you want to link to.
  4. Click OK.

Insert an e-mail link

  1. Type the e-mail address into your text, like this: [email protected]
  2. Highlight the e-mail address.
  3. Click the Insert/Edit Link icon:
  4. Select E-Mail from the left-hand menu.
  5. Type the entire e-mail address in the E-Mail Address field, like this: [email protected]
  6. Click OK.

Workflow - Making Your Page Live

Workflow: The process a page goes through, from writing and editing, to review and approval, to publishing to the live site.

When you have finished editing a page, you save it and submit it to your supervisor using the Submit for publication option from the State dropdown menu.

Your supervisor is notified via email when you submit a page for review.

He or she edits your page, and then approves it by selecting Publish from the State dropdown menu.

Now the page is published to the live site at www.cabq.gov.

For Additional Help

Didn't find what you were looking for here? Contact the ISD Help Desk at 768-3290.

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