Intro to CM1

What is CM1?

CM1 is a Web Content Management System (WCMS), software that provides website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users with little technical knowledge to create and manage website content with relative ease.

CSUDH staff and faculty can use CM1 to easily update their web pages and manage a host of site features.

Why use a WCMS?

A WCMS provides solutions to some of the many issues that have plagued campus websites. Some of the benefits of a WCMS are:

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Rapid browser-based content updates. No additional software needed!
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Requires less web technical knowledge. Focus on content, not code!
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Creates a more consistent and friendly experience for site visitors.
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Manages content creation workflow and access privileges.
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Content and assets can be easily shared across all sites.
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Helps reduce outdated content and broken links.
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Reinforces campus branding and messaging.
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Provides site usage statistics and reporting.
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Enables content versioning and audit trails.


How a WCMS Works

CM1 End-Users are CSUDH staff and faculty that manage campus websites. They use the CM1 server ( in various roles (content contributors, editors, etc.) to create, edit, and preview web pages and files. Once approved, CM1 publishes the pages and files to the live server ( where it can be viewed publicly by site visitors.


How a WCMS Works