Getting Started

Getting Started

Logging In

WordPress can be accessed from any computer that is connected to the internet. Once the Carleton CMS team has given the go ahead, you may open a browser, log in and begin editing.

login screenshots

  1. Follow the link provided to you by the CCMS Team.
    It will be your site URL with ccms/wp-admin tacked on.
  2. Enter your MyCarletonOne user name and password.
    This is the account you use to login to your work computer.
  3. Click Log In.

If you encounter difficulties logging in, please reference the troubleshooting section of this manual.

Logging Out

When you finish editing, it is important to log out, especially if you are working on a public computer.

logoutClick the Log Out button located at the upper right hand corner of the WordPress screen. This will automatically log you out and return you to the log in screen.


Your Dashboard

The dashboard acts as the main information area for your site. Customize the dashboard by dragging and dropping the modules on the screen, placing them into the desired position.

The left hand side is the dashboard navigation, which allows you to add several types of content, access you media files and more.

The ‘Right Now’ module give the user an overview of the amount of pages, posts, comments and more that can be found throughout the site.


Browser Recommendations

Carleton CMS is an online tool that is accessible through a web browser from any operating system. For optimum performance standards we recommend workgroup managers and content editors update their sites using any the following browsers:


Google’s Chrome browser is one of the fastest, most reliable browser available. Download Chrome


Firefox is one of the most popular and dependable browser available. Download Firefox


Safari is not just for Mac users, and offers all the beauty that you expect from Apple. Download Safari

Internet Explorer

IE comes packaged with all Windows machine, and it’s recommended to upgrade to version 10. Download IE10

Please note: Carleton Web Services does not support Internet Explorer 6