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CleanSlate Roadmap

Please refer to the following resources to learn more about CleanSlate. For a full listing of resources developed by University Relations, please visit CleanSlate Content Publishing

The information is ordered in such a way as to help you work through the materials in a progressive manner while building your skills. You’ll be required to know how to complete basic tasks in order to gain access to your office’s web area in the Extension Service site.

Refer to the example pages demonstrating good examples and those needing improvement as you work in the “demo” area and eventually your own space. The page also includes other design suggestions and guidelines.

Please contact Wes Nugent (304-293-8740) if you have questions.

YouTube Note: Please expand the video window in order to see the instructions more easily.

Accessing CleanSlate

If you cannot log into WVU CleanSlate, please email Wes Nugent. You an “invite” email message and then assign you to the Extension Service and Extension Demo 2 websites.

If you are able to login, you should see the field where you type your WVU Login username and password (same ones for WVUID, email).

Working in Pages

Just as with WVU Slate, you will mostly work in the Pages area in CleanSlate.

You should become comfortable:

  • Managing Pages (Watch a video about managing pages)
  • Creating Pages (Watch a video about creating pages) Note: Use the Backpage or Backpage Multi-region template when you create pages.
  • Publishing Pages - Since most CleanSlate users will be "Writers," they will not have publishing rights. When you have created or updated pages that need reviewed and published, please request that using the "Request CleanSlate Assistance" section on each page. Note: This section will only display when you are editing a page. Refer to the screenshot if you are unsure about the assistance section on each page.

Editing Content on Pages

Managing Files

Please refer to the Media Note above.

Before uploading image files -- especially photos -- make sure the file is a size suitable for the web. For example, if you are using a file taken with a digital camera or smartphone, you will need to resize the file to make it smaller. A tool to do this is Image Resizer. Use the handout to download and use this tool. 

Some Extras

  • Displaying Images Using a Gallery — Refer to Labels as needed.
  • Snippets (Watch a video about snippets)
  • Submenu Snippet
    • Go to the section of a page where you want the page’s submenu (listing of visible Child Pages). Select Snippet. Drag Radius Snippet to page location. Type: <r:sub_menu/>. Click on [Insert Snippet]. You probably would want to use one of the regions on the right side of your page to place a page’s submenu (which aids in navigation).

  • Using Editor Comments (Snippet) – Go to the section of a page where you want to place a comment that only you and other editors/publishers will see. Select Snippet. Drag Comment Snippet to page location. Type what you need. Click on [Insert Snippet]. The Editor Comment snippet can be used as a placeholder and later removed or can be used as a “permanent” note as a guide for an editor/publisher.
  • Tables – Add using “top toolbar” and edit using “bottom toolbar” 
  • Bookmarks – Use as “anchor” to quickly “jump” to sections on a page (Watch a video about bookmark anchors)