Research Instruction & Information Technology Group

How to Log In to the CMS

Learn how to log in to the CMS.

Plone 5 Users

If you are logging into a Plone 5 site, you may notice that, when you log in, you're redirected to the home page of the website. You may also notice that if you attempt to navigate back to your section using global links, it seems as though you aren't logged in. Here are the steps to take to avoid this:

  1. Go to the homepage of your site.
  2. Click the login button found in the footer. Once you've done so, notice you're still on the site homepage.
  3. In the web address bar, add the name of the folder you have access to edit. IE: https://secure.smeal.psu.edu/www/diversity. This is the logged in web address for Diversity. Click enter.
  4. When you reach the section you're able to edit you see the black editing bar on the left, bookmark it. This bookmark will be used for all future attempts to log in.

Everyone Else

After you log in you will see a message that says, "You are now logged in." At this point you can use the navigation to browse to your section of the site. As you browse through the site, it will look the same as usual until you get to the section of the site that you have access to edit. When you are in your section of the site, you will see green tabs at the top of the page.