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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Using Site Management

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Task #1: learn how SiteEdit works

SiteEdit is a tool that allows you to edit your MSU template website with your web browser as your only software. It gives you the power to edit a website without the use of such tools as Macromedia's Dreamweaver™ or Microsoft's Front Page™. This tool will permit you to make changes to a website while on the road or even when you are just away from your "work" computer. The following documentation will provide you with step-by-step instructions how to use the typical features of this tool.

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  • Website editing via the web.
  • No special plug-ins are required.
  • Site-wide changes can occur without the need to change every file on the site.


To ensure the optimum performance of SiteEdit, your computer must meet the following requirements.

Network Requirements:

  • Minimum: An internet connection (high-speed or dialup)
  • Minimum Off-Campus: If accessing the development SiteEdit you need VPN Full client or Web method

System Software Requirements:

  • Minimum Browsers:
    • Internet Explorer™ 6
    • Netscape™
    • Opera™
  • Recommended Browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox™ (with current updates)
    • Internet Explorer™ 8 (with current updates)