Web Editing with LiveWhale
LiveWhale is the software we use to maintain and edit MMM.edu. And it’s easy! Here’s how it works.
Web EDITING & ACCESS
Access to edit sections of the MMC website can be obtained through special request. The approval of a department head (faculty) or supervising director (staff), as well as the approval of the VP for Institutional Advancement, is required for this request. Staff is available for training, troubleshooting, or questions. Please use the Web Request Form if you would like to request editing access.
From any page, click “Editor Login” in the lower-right corner. This will bring you to the LiveWhale login screen, where you can login using your normal MMC ID (i.e., your email address without “@mmm.edu”) and password.
Once logged in, you will see a LiveWhale toolbar on the top of every page of MMM.edu. If you have access to edit that page, you’ll see a yellow “Edit Page” button in the upper-left corner. Click it and a WYSIWIG toolbar will appear, allowing you to edit text, add links, add images, and more.
Detailed guides are available from the LiveWhale Support Center on topics like:
- Editing a web page
- Using the WYSIWYG toolbar and basic editing tools
- Adding an image
- Creating a link
After editing your page, click “Save and publish” in the upper-right if you want to save your changes to the live site. Or, click “Save draft” to save your changes in a hidden draft.
Tip: When editing text, press Enter to start a new paragraph. (Don’t press Enter twice; that’s too much space!) For a single line-break—like in an address—press Shift-Enter.
Managing Other Content
Not everything on your page is accessible through the Edit Page button. Some examples include news stories, events, tabbed/drop-down menus, or faculty/staff/student profiles.
To edit any of these, click “Dashboard” in the upper-right when you’re logged in, then the corresponding menu item.
Stories: News stories and announcements.
Learn how to add/edit a news item here or click here for tips on Writing a Great News Story.
Events: Lectures, workshops, performances.
Learn how to add an event to the campus calendar here.
- Blurbs: Snippets or chunks of text, like you see in a drop-down, tabbed, or accordion menu on the front-end of the site.
Profiles: Information on your faculty, staff, students, or alumni
Have other questions? Curious about what you can do with LiveWhale? Would you like to setup a LiveWhale training session? Feel free to get in touch using the Web Request Form.