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An Introduction to SDL Tridion

SDL Tridion is the content management system (CMS) used by the Yale School of Medicine Office of Communications to manage all of the sites under its purview.  (A CMS is a program which allows users to organize, edit, and publish web content.) Tridion is an enterprise-scale CMS and as such is more complicated than other website building products such as Drupal, Wordpress, or Squarespace.  

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

Gain Access to SDL Tridion

Anyone seeking access to any YSM web systems must first attend training sessions conducted by our office.  These training sessions are scheduled on an as-needed basis.  Please email ysm.editor@yale.edu in order to express your interest.  

Additionally, no new users are granted access to Tridion until they have received the University Content Editor Accessibility Training.

  • Review these key terms before proceeding to the following sections.
  • This user guide take you through all of the stages of learning how to use SDL Tridion. Here you can find instructions on the basics of using SDL Tridion, how to create and edit pages, structure groups and components, how to publish, and much more.