Hello Web Writers / Content Owners / Content Migrators,

Congratulations! We’re in the home stretch, and things are looking up. Thank you for all your hard work and support over the last few months. Now it’s time for one last push. With your help, I’m sure we can reach the university’s web goals.

Writers, content owners, and migrators can now log into Cascade (Chapman’s new CMS) and begin migrating content.  To do so, you’ll need to have:

  • Completed both CMS trainings (if you haven’t completed both – or aren’t sure you’ve completed both – please contact our Cascade help team)
  • Have the ability to log on to cascade.chapman.edu with your Chapman credentials.

The Web Core Team and Barkley REI will continue to develop templates and work on the new website while you are entering content. Don’t be alarmed if you see a few minor changes here and there.  These are just improvements that continue to be made. They will not affect the content you are entering.  In other words, though we continue to tinker with the system, your content will be safe.


Currently, pages will be auto-published to the test (wwwtest.chapman.edu) server every hour, on the hour.  That way you don’t have to wait for the approval of the Web Coordinators even though there will be masses of pages going into Cascade.  (Note: This is permissible because it is just going to the test server.  When we start publishing to the live server, the publishing/approval process will be back in place.  If you have questions regarding the approval process, please see my previous post on the matter.)


Our goal is to have all of the content entered by March 7.  While this is an agressive timeline for schools/colleges, it should be sufficient for departments/offices that have between 10 and 20 pages.  Why the rush?  The longer migration takes, the longer you’ll need to keep two places current.  In other words, while migration is happening you’ll have to keep your old site current, and keep your new site current.  We want to make this period of time as short as possible so that you only need to worry about keeping the new site current.

As Chris Cox of BREI said in the training, we are at the 25th mile of the marathon. The finish line is in sight.  Let’s push forward, and finish this amazing project!

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If you have any questions regarding folder structure, creating new pages, or any other questions at all, please contact your Web Coordinator. You can also refer to the _documentation folder in the site tree.

If you experience technical issues regarding Cascade, please contact cascadehelp@chapman.edu

Thank you, and happy migrating!

-Web Core Team