2020 CMS Tips of the Week

CMS Tips posted in 2020.

Week of Aug. 10, 2020

One way to minimize broken links in your content is to use Siteimprove, a quality assurance tool available to all CMS users.

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Week of Aug. 3, 2020

After hearing some users tell us they couldn't add files to a content type, we looked into it and found the file browser can be confusing. Here are some quick instructions to make it easier.

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Week of July 14, 2020

As a CMS author or editor, you can securely give others a sneak peek of your draft pages in a couple of ways, both of which involve using temporary unpublished access links.

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Week of June 22, 2020

You can improve the CMS experience for yourself and others by getting into the habit of regularly deleting pages and documents you’ve created that are no longer, or never have been, published.

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Week of June 15, 2020

If you or another CMS user on your team will no longer author Mass.gov content, there are 2 big reasons to update the Authored by information for your organization's pages.

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Week of June 8, 2020

Many Commonwealth agencies send out email newsletters featuring important information for their audiences. Sometimes that content cannot be found on Mass.gov., which makes it difficult for those who aren’t newsletter subscribers to find the information. Here are ideas to address this issue.

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Week of March 23, 2020

Mass Digital has added a variety of photos to the Mass.gov image library for use on Mass.gov pages or in your social media posts that can help you tell the story of how your agency is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and about the impact, it is having on society.

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Week of March 2, 2020

You can check what portion of an individual page’s audience visits the page using a mobile device in the Analytics Dashboard (Beta). If your page’s audience is more than the average for Mass.gov, you may want to prioritize mobile accessibility for that page.

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Week of Feb. 24, 2020

Information Details pages have many benefits over Service Details for new and existing content. This includes a table of contents and more image options.

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Week of Feb. 17, 2020

Horizontal images work best on News items, especially if they will be teased on your Organization page. For vertical images, we recommend you embed them in the text of the News item.

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Week of Feb. 10, 2020

You can now add hours to a Contact Information item in 5-minute increments which lets constituents know when your office is open or when a call center phone number is staffed.

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Week of Feb. 3, 2020

Become a Topic page watcher: You can follow analytics and feedback for Topic pages.

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Week of Jan. 27, 2020

Depending on how they are submitted ServiceNow tickets can take some time to get to us. There's a way to submit a ServiceNow request to Mass.gov for the fastest response time.

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Week of Jan. 20, 2020

When Mass.gov visitors leave feedback on your pages you have the option to give them a personalized response.

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Week of Jan. 13, 2020

You can schedule remote office hours with the Mass Digital team to discuss your Mass.gov content, analytics and related needs via web conference.

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Week of Jan. 6, 2020

Before filing a ServiceNow request when content isn’t displaying, try clearing your cache or taking these other steps.

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