2021 CMS Tips of the Week

CMS Tips posted in 2021.

Week of Aug. 23, 2021

As you write page titles in the content management system (CMS), you now can see how many characters are in those titles.

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Week of July 26, 2021

Questions about a feature in Mass.gov? Here's how you can find help.

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Week of July 12, 2021

To protect the security of the CMS, your agency, and certain vendor accounts, there are specific actions Mass Digital has to complete when somebody leaves state service or changes their role.

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Week of June 7, 2021

Use Feedback Manager in the Content Management System to filter for visitor feedback on your organization's pages and export to Microsoft Excel for further analysis.

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Week of May 26, 2021

If you would like help in archiving your organization’s COVID-19 content, we're here to help.

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Week of May 10, 2021

As more people get vaccinated and the state moves forward with reopening, it’s time to take a look at the content you’ve created over the past year to see if it needs to be freshened up.

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Week of May 3, 2021

Log into Siteimprove to explore tools that can identify broken links—including broken links from Mass.gov pages and broken links within PDFs posted on Mass.gov.

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Week of April 26, 2021

Page and document titles should be unique, specific, and easy to understand. This helps people find your content. It also helps you as a CMS author find and link to the right page or document.

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Week of April 19, 2021

Did you know the Web Analytics Dashboards in the CMS can show you what site or Mass.gov page users visited before getting to your content? It can show you if users found your page somewhere on Mass.gov or from outside sites or web applications, such as search engines.

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Week of April 5, 2021

About a year ago, the Mass.gov team introduced a Service page template called custom link groups in response to your requests for more flexibility in organizing and presenting content. Have you explored it yet?

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Week of March 22, 2021

Misspellings are one of the quickest ways to strip your content of credibility. They can also be very difficult to track on your own — especially if you are managing a large number of pages.

Siteimprove has a tool to help identify potentially misspelled words in your content. Here’s how the tool works.

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Week of March 17, 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the move to telework for many, we've seen a significant shift in the way people access Mass.gov. You can check what portion of any page’s overall traffic comes from mobile devices by using the Web Analytics Dashboard.

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Week of Jan. 4, 2021

The embedded CMS tool called Pages Linking Here provides a powerful way to check if your content is well connected across Mass.gov, and can help you spot whether any of your pages aren’t linked to others.

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