An Introduction to Tridion

Tridion is a Content Management System (CMS), a program which allowers users to organize, edit, and publish web content. CMS's are used to maintain websites that generally does not require knowledge of HTML to make basic site updates. Because Tridion is web-based, you can access it through your web browser rather than opening an application on your computer like Outlook or Excel

In the following sections, you will learn how Tridion organizes pages and contents and how to navigate Tridion.


Gain Access to Tridion

Please contact ysm.editor@yale.edu to request access to Tridion. Make sure to indicate the site(s) you'll be editing so we can grant you the appropriate access.

 

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Tridion Training Videos

Are you a new Tridion User? Your first stop should be our Introduction to Tridion Video Series. This video series covers all of the concepts you'll need to become familiar with in order to successfully use the YSM web content management system.

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Key Terms

Review these key terms before proceeding to the following sections.
 

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Tridion User Guide

This user guide take you through all of the stages of learning how to use Tridion. Here you can find instructions on the basics of using tridion, how to create and edit pages, structure groups and components, how to publish, and much more.

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Test Your Tridion Knowledge

Before going on to build specific components and pages, try taking these short Tridion Review Quizzes. All answers to the quizzes can be found in the Tridion Guide section of this site.