Getting Started With Mukurtu CMS

Last Updated: May 18, 2017 09:34AM PDT
Once you have your Mukurtu CMS site installed (whether hosting locally or through a 3rd party hosting provider), there are a few structural elements that need to be set up before you can start working with your digital heritage items. This is not an exhaustive list of all the features and functions that Mukurtu CMS offers, but should walk you through the basic set up. We encourage you to explore the other articles on the site.

Administrator Accounts
First, when a site is built, a default administrator account is created. We strongly recommend creating a different Mukurtu Administrator account to use when building and maintaining your Mukurtu CMS site.
The "3C's": Communities, Cultural Protocols, and Categories
These three structural elements are required to create digital heritage items. You will need at least one community, one cultural protocol within that community, and one category before you can start working with content.
Digital Heritage
The majority of the content in a Mukurtu CMS site is digital heritage items. DH items generally include at least one media asset (see below), and supporting metadata.
Media
Media assets are uploaded independently of DH items (above), and can be included in multiple DH items, or used in other areas of the site.
Users
There are many different roles and responsibilities available to users for appropriately accessing and managing your content.