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Please check for the most up-to-date LiveWhale CMS and LiveWhale Calendar documentation. The below legacy documentation will remain available as a reference until the documentation migration is complete.


  • Activity

    The Activity tab is part of the Admin Tools, visible only to LiveWhale administrators. It provides detailed information about every change made to a LiveWhale-powered site, in real time. You can filter CMS activity by group or content type, and the...

  • Accessibility

    The “Accessibility” tab appears on top of all pages of a LiveWhale-powered website, and provides important information about whether or not your pages are usable by people with disabilities. Accessibility ratings come from the Functional Accessibili...

  • Archive

    Archiving is a special categorization of news stories and blurb content. Items can be archived/unarchived at any time, individually or in bulk. By archiving an item, you are taking it out of the daily rotation of dynamic content on your web site. On...

  • Backup

    LiveWhale routinely performs local database backups for quick restoration of data. To supplement a backup system on your server, LiveWhale performs its own backups of the assigned database on a daily basis, and keeps backups for up to a month. Backu...

  • Balloons

    If you have some important content— a news story, a gallery, a profile, etc.— and you want it to stay on the top of the list, it’s easy: Just attach a balloon to it. With most of LiveWhale’s content types, the newest content you create is added to ...

  • Blurbs

    window.location.href = ""; You will be redirected shortly... Blurbs are open-ended, arbitrary blocks of HTML markup that can be used in a flexible manner. While many of the content types in L...

  • Bulletins

    Bulletins provide a means to communicate with your community of content editors. Administrators have the ability to post bulletins that will be seen by other LiveWhale users on their welcome screen. If the user has e-mail notifications enabled, they...

  • Dates

    Many content types (news, galleries, etc.) contain a field for Date. By default, the date is pre-filled as the date when you create the item in question. But if you’re entering content originally created earlier, you can always back-date items to r...

  • Details Page

    A “details page” is a LiveWhale page template that is used to present the “details” of a news story, event, photo gallery, form, or profile. When dynamic content, such as a list of news stories, are listed on your web page, users can click to view t...

  • Event Categories

    Event categories are the main manner by which individual events are classified. When creating an event, you must specify at least one category that describes what kind of event it is. This may mean defining it as a “Lecture” or a “Deadline”, or even...
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