Logging InThe content management system (CMS) for EasyPush is a piece of software called Umbraco. Your login dialog will have been configured by your administrator but will look something like this;
|EasyPush: CMS Login page|
First LookOn successfully logging in you will be presented with the following screen;
|EasyPush: Start Page|
Search BoxUse the search box if you know what you’re looking for and quickly want to be taken to it. For example if you are looking to change the settings for a piece of media and know its name it will probably be quicker to search for it rather than browsing through the Media Section.
Navigation ViewThis home an expandable tree view showing you the details for the section you’ve selected. Click on the white triangle next to an item to expand it, click on the black triangle to collapse it.
You will only have permission to view your area (if the system has been configured correctly!).
SectionsAt the bottom left of the screen is a box headed “Sections”. These are;
- Content = This is how you publish your Media to end-users
- Media = The Media (i.e. files) you intend to publish
Other sections are available, but if you are setup as a "normal" user who is going to be publishing documents then it's pretty unlikely you will need any of the other sections.
Main Window/ Details/ Right PanelAll three mean the main area of the website and I'm afraid I'll be using them pretty interchangeably through these blog posts - apologies for that in advance! When you click on items in the Navigation View the details will be displayed here.
Current UserThe currently logged in username.
Changing Your PasswordAfter you have logged in for the first time it’s important that you change your password. The easiest way to do this is immediately upon logging in click on the “Change Password” tab (top of the Main Window);
|EasyPush: Changing Your Password|
This will then change the Main Window to display the “Change Your Password” entry form;
|EasyPush: Change Your Password dialog|
Alternatively you can change your password by clicking on the “Users” section (bottom left);
|EasyPush: Sections (Users Highlighted)|
|EasyPush: Changing A Users password|
|EasyPush: Changing A Users Password|
|EasyPush: Saving Changes|
Sections: ContentIn this section you manage the display of your Media to the end-users. This is the default Navigation View that is displayed when you login.
Navigating Content is similar to navigating a folder structure in Windows Explorer.
You will only have access to the sites you have permission to see. If you need access to additional sites contact your local administrator.
If you click on an item you will see the details;
|EasyPush: Content Section|
Depending on the type of item you select the details in the Main Window will change;
- Standard Screen = Newsticker, General, Defaults, Infobox, and Properties
- Assets Overview Screen = General and Properties
- Documents = General, Settings, and Properties
|EasyPush: Right-click Additional Actions Menu|
Sections: MediaThis section allows you to manage the Media (videos, PDF’s, etc) that you would like to deploy to users (via the Content section).
When you click on Media you are presented with a Navigation View for the Media Library stored on the server;
|EasyPush: Media Library|
More information on publishing Media items is available in the blog post Working With Media.