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Demo Sites

We provide two demo sites to help you understand how UBCMS components and features work.

Option 1: Demo Site

The Demo Site provides live examples of how UBCMS components and features will look and function on a published website.

New Brand Features

The main Demo Site is brand-enabled, so there is no need to use the Brand Preview tool.

Use this site to:

  • See what the component and features look and act like
  • Show examples to others
  • Test how a component reacts to RWD

Option 2: Demo Site Playground

This interactive version of the Demo Site provides the same examples as our normal Demo Site, with one big difference. Just like opening the hood of a car to see the engine, you can open any of the examples in the site and 'look under the hood' to examine the settings or even edit the components to explore further. Play to your hearts content.

This site is located on our Training Server

  • Any UB employee or student should be able to log into this server, but contact the DCT Help Team if you encounter difficulties.
  • Access from off-campus (outside of UB's secure networks) requires use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) software.

Use this site to:

  • See how to set up these components to produce different results
  • Play around with the components to get a feel for them
  • Test how a component reacts to RWD

Leave no trace

We encourage you to change settings but please try to return things to the way you found them. Someone may be using this site at the same time you are. The site is reset every morning, but we want the next visitor to have the same great experience.

Consider making a quick copy

You may find it useful to make a copy of any of the demo pages so you can do some serious experimentation, without worrying about undoing your changes. Once you are done, please just delete any new pages.

Off Campus? Use VPN

To access the Training Server you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) if you are not on a secure UB network connection.
> Learn more about VPN

Old URL Users

If you try to access the Training Server using the old URL (https://cmsauth-trn.acsu.buffalo.edu:8443), you can get in, but will encounter a warning about an 'untrusted connection.' You can click through to use the site, HOWEVER, we strongly request that you use the new URL: https://ubcms-training.buffalo.edu.

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