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Sizing image for the CMS, November 2019

We want our pages to download quickly for our users. Part of that is making sure that images are down-sized and compressed. Our CMS will do that for us, but it doesn't do a good job. Photos become fuzzy. It's better to compress and down-size the images in Photoshop and then upload them to assets in the CMS. Here's how to do that with Photoshop. Do this for all VTNews stories and for all of your images on your websites.

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Google analytics accounts

Not sure if your site has Google Analytics installed? 
In your browser, view your website's source code by right clicking on the home page, and then search the page code for gtag.js, analytics.js, or ga.js 

If Google Analytics is installed, but you don't have the login for your Google Analytics account, then you will have to hunt down the web designer that may have installed it to get the user/password login. 

If Google Analytics isn't installed, then you will need to create a new account. Create a Google Analytics account, while signed in to your Virginia Tech account. 

Installing Google Analytics is easy on with Ensemble CMS website. Installing Google Analytics on site not within the Ensemble CMS is not supported in these notes. 

Share buttons

Would you like to ad share buttons like the ones on this site to your website?

1. Go here: ShareThis
2. Fill out the information. Copy the generated script.
3. If you are in the CMS, go to your "en page" and add an HTML component to the "footer" section of that page. You will not be able to add an HTML component to the header section as the ShareThis site recommends. That's okay.
4. Copy the script into the HTML component
5. Publish your page. 

Add a Facebook feed to your website

1. Drag out an "HTML" component. 
2. Click on the wrench and in the "HTML" field paste in the code generated from "Page Plugin" on this site: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Add a Twitter feed to your website

1. Drag out an "HTML" component. 
2. Click on the wrench and in the "HTML" field paste in the code generated from this site: https://publish.twitter.com/#

Add a Instagram feed to your website

1. Drag out an "HTML" component. 
2. Click on the wrench and in the "HTML" field paste in the code generated from this site: https://www.instagram.com/developer/embedding/

Virginia Tech Brand Center

For additional resources including Virginia Tech logo guidelines, social media guidelines, university writing style guides, font downloads, PowerPoint templates, graphics and photography style guides, and more, please visit the Virginia Tech Brand Center

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Peter Means