Managing the Homepage Rotator with Concrete5

Concrete5 is the content management software that runs the homepage, most upper-level pages and many other major sections of the Museum website. This series of videos covers the addition and deletion of slides from the Museum homepage rotating slideshow. Note: Only a limited number of users in the Web Office and in Marketing/PR have the ability to edit the rotator slideshow.

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Concrete5 - Adding a New Image to the Homepage Rotator

Learn how to add a new rotator image to the Concrete5 system and set it up to run in the homepage rotator slideshow.

Topics covered:
0:00 - intro
0:18 - required dimensions for image (must be EXACTLY 800px x 480 px @ 72 dpi)
0:18 - importance of optimizing images before uploading for best performance
1:04 - uploading the file through the File Manager
1:55 - adding a title, description and tags to its Basic Properties
4:55 - setting the gallery link on the Other Properties tab
6:06 - adding the image to the Homepage-Rotator File Set
6:38 - viewing and testing the new slide
7:12 - how to rearrange the slideshow order
 


Concrete5 - Reusing an Archived Image on the Homepage Rotator

Learn how to search for archived rotator images in the Concrete5 system and set them up to re-run in the homepage rotator slideshow.

Topics covered:
0:00 - intro
0:27 - searching through the Archive-Homepage-Rotator file set in the File Manager
1:00 - searching through the Archive-Homepage-Rotator file set using File Sets
1:50 - selecting the archived image in the File Manger
2:22 - checking that the description property is up-to-date
3:00 - checking that the page the image is linked to is still valid
3:30 - taking the image out of the Archive-Homepage-Rotator file set and adding it to the Homepage-Rotator file set
4:04 - viewing and testing the new slide
4:22 - how to rearrange the slideshow order
 


Concrete5 - Adding a Rotator Slide that Links to a Science Story or other (non-Concrete5) External Page

If you need to link to any page that is not in the Concrete5 system from the homepage rotator, you need to take an extra step first to create an "external link" to link it to. This is a common situation with Science Stories, since that site runs on WordPress, not Concrete5. This would also apply to any page still on the old web server that has not been upgraded to Concrete5 yet.

Topics covered:
0:00 - intro
0:03 - what is considered an external website
0:22 - where you will add an external link to the Sitemap
2:00 - how to accurately copy the external link from another browser tab
3:45 - when to delete old external links from the Sitemap
4:05 - uploading the image to the File Manager
5:05 - adding title, description and tags on the Basic Properties tab
6:35 - how to select the external link for the slide
7:12 - adding the image to the Homepage-Rotator file set
7:24 - viewing and testing the new slide
 


Concrete5 - Removing a Slide from the Homepage Rotator

How to remove a slide from the homepage rotator and archive it.

Topics covered:
0:00 - intro
0:22 - searching for the slide by name in the File Manager
0:50 - searching for the slide inside the Homepage-Rotator file set
1:06 - remove the image from the Homepage-Rotator file set and add to the Archive-Homepage-Rotator file set
2:12 - how to rearrange the slides remaining in the file set
3:18 - verifying the slide is no longer in the slideshow