Getting Started

LiveWhale is the content management system (CMS) used to keep the Monmouth College website current, informative, engaging, and interesting.

The Content Management System (CMS) is used to edit text on pages, add stories, events, profiles, images and other dynamic content, and manage the components that make up your web site.

There’s a library of support documents at, and some of the most helpful documentation links are included here. First, let’s cover some basic operating instructions.

Logging In

Click here to log in using your username and password.

Once logged in, you can start editing pages and creating content.

Editing Pages

If you log in using the Editor Login footer link, you’ll be returned to the last site page you visited. The only difference will be the CMS toolbar at the top of the page.

Static Content

To edit the static text and static images on one of your pages, just go to that page. If you’re authorized to edit the page, you’ll see an Edit Page link at top left; click that to begin page editing! When done Save and Publish (top right).

Dynamic Content

All dynamic content is created and managed in the Dashboard (blue button on top right). This will be where you create, edit and manage events, news stories, pages, forms, profiles, blurbs, images and galleries. More on Dynamic Content


Web content editors must ensure they are following WCAG 2.0 Accessibility standards when creating content. These guidelines seek to improve the experience for those with visual, auditory, memory, context, or physical mobility impairments.

Following these guidelines will ensure information presented on the website is accessible to all users, whether they’re using screen-readers to listen to content, or simply reading the page.