Website & Intranet CMS Training - Umbraco v8

Remote Corporate Training, Not a geographical location
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Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Intranet & Web Skills / ESCC Staff
Course description

This short course gives a general introduction on using Umbraco to update East Sussex County Council's external, public-facing website for residents and businesses: 

It also covers some features on the staff intranet.

This course is for users of Umbraco version 8 only. Not all teams are using v8 yet, if you’re not sure what version of Umbraco your team is using, please contact the Webteam at

You will also have to complete the Writing for the Web Training

Training objectives

Staff with responsibility for content on the ESCC corporate Website or intranet. You will become a web author for your department.

The course itself focuses on the ESCC website, but the same system and templates are used for the intranet.

It covers:

  • difference between public website and back office

  • edit existing content in a ‘topic’ page

  • create a new ‘task’ page

  • add a document and link to it

  • add links to other pages and websites

  • how to add ‘latest’ news and social media to a page



Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • understand the key difference between public and back office sites

  • understand the basic structure of the public facing site

  • edit existing content

  • create new pages using at least 3 templates

  • replace documents currently on the site

  • amend & add metadata & page properties

  • understand and use links and headings in web content

  • follow ESCC style guidelines and conventions

  • understand ESCC content principles

There is follow-up online training showing you how to create other types of website pages, as well as separate guidance for Czone web authors.

Please note:

Adult Social Care web authors only update the website.  To update ASC intranet content please email ASC Staff Info Guidance

If you manage Czone please email

Additional Information

As above, this is a remotely delivered session through Microsoft Teams.

Once your place has been confirmed please be sure to check your inbox and spam folder for the invitation, accept that invitation, and that will then drop into your Outlook calendar. You will get a reminder to join the meeting (about) 15 minutes before it starts.

The invitation will come from the tutor, Philippa Coles

Start Date
Thursday 20 January 2022
End Date
Thursday 20 January 2022
Closing Date
Wednesday 19 January 2022
09:30 - 11:30
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