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Lighthouse CMS User Guide


Introduction to Lighthouse CMS

The Lighthouse Content Management System (CMS) Site Editor is an interrelated set of online tools designed to let you easily add, edit, delete, and search your website content. With these tools, you and others in your organization with the proper permissions can:

  • Modify the homepage of your site (excepting permanent elements of the interface design)
  • Modify the top-level page of each main section of your site (excepting permanent elements of the interface design)
  • Add sub-pages to existing sections, thereby creating a hierarchy of pages
  • Flag pages as public or members only

As you become familiar with the Lighthouse CMS Site Editor and its features, you’ll find it easier and easier to add pages, making your site more robust, and to modify pages, keeping your site current.

Key features

As you work with Lighthouse CMS Site Editor, you will come to appreciate how its robust feature set can support large scale sites, but is affordable for medium and small scale web presences. You’ll also see that it works with virtually any website design and is quickly implemented with just days between set-up and launch. Using the browser-based WYSIWYG editor, you and others working on your site will appreciate:

  • Easy controls—for font color, font size, tables, images, links, bold, italics, and other formatting functions—that do not require knowledge of HTML.
  • Document upload capability for posting PDFs, Word documents and other files.
  • Integrated spell-check features that include error detection and replacement suggestions.
  • Versioning capabilities that allow you to revert back to a previous version of any page on the site.
  • A workflow system that allows you to set up two tiers of users: 1) authors who can add and edit content, and 2) editors who must approve content before it can go live.
  • Site-wide search that allows your users to find content quickly via keywords.
  • Secure with password-protected authorization to safeguard your content and limit administrative access to authorized staff.

Lighthouse CMS Site Editor works on both PCs and MACs.

Browser requirements

While Lighthouse CMS Site Editor was originally created for use with Microsoft Internet Explorer, it is compatible with both IE and Firefox (a smaller, faster version of the Mozilla browser).

About this guide

This User Guide outlines the basic functionality of the Lighthouse CMS. There are step-by-step instructions for frequently performed tasks, such as adding a new page to your site or managing user permissions. The guide also provides information on each of the toolbar functionalities as well as tips for adding content effectively.

Getting Started

Location of our CMS sites

As your site is being constructed, your organization will be given two URLs. The first URL is the location of the “behind-the-scenes” content management system (CMS) administrative tools necessary to manage the creation and maintenance of your website pages. The URL for this site will be constructed as follows:

If you were building a website for the World Bank, for example, your CMS URL would be:

If you were building a website for the NBC television network, your CMS URL would be:
The URL for the front-end or public screens of your development site, is as follows:

These sites are created by Modern Signal and the URLs are provided to the website project point(s) of contact within your organization. Access to your CMS and development sites is private. Only individuals with an assigned username and password can log on to add, edit, or delete content at these locations. If you do not receive login credentials from Modern Signal, please contact the individual leading your website project for authorization.

Navigating from the CMS management screen

When you log on to your CMS site, you will see a screen similar to this:

Lighthouse CMS site admin screen

or this:

Lighthouse CMS site admin screen

This content administration screen displays links to the CMS and those tools through which you will manage the various aspects of your website. Each content administration screen contains a customized collection of tools, reflecting the unique needs of your specific website. Frequently used tools include manage admin users, which will allow you to control administrative accounts  and manage admin links, which allows you to set up easy links to frequently used tools/searches. Your CMS may also include newsletter, publication, products, and other tools, depending on the type of functionality your website has. Detailed information on some common types of tools follows. 

Additional tools may be created to meet the specific, identified requirements of your site. For example, if your site contains a press release section, a Press Release Management tool will be incorporated into your CMS management tool and a link placed on your content administration screen. The same would hold true for publications, products, etc.

Navigating the Management Screen

About the administration links

Links to tools used to manage administrative accounts and access to various sections of your site.

Lighthouse administration tools dashboard

Manage Admin Users: Tool used to add, edit, delete, and assign categories of administrative privileges for users, provide these users with log in information, identify the level/extent of permissions, and note their active/inactive status.

Manage Admin Links: Tool used to add, edit, delete, and search links to the CMS administrative tools and to quickly identify all users of, and manage access to, those tools.

Manage Admin Link Categories: Tool used to organize CMS admin links into convenient, logical categories, and manage (by adding, editing, or deleting) these categories.

Manage Permissions: Tool used to manage the permissions drop-down list found in the Manage Admin Users tool.

About the edit site links

Links to tools for building and managing your site.

Additional tools may be created to meet the specific, identified requirements of your site. For example, if your site contains a press release section, a Press Release Management tool will be incorporated into your CMS management tool and a link placed on your content administration screen. The same would hold true for publications, products, etc.

Lighthouse CMS site admin screen

Manage Pages: Tool used to comprehensively manage the properties of all existing pages (for example, titles, template, topics, status, and permissions). Also provides histories of pages, links to edit content, and search.

Manage Page Templates: Tool used to add, edit, delete, and search for templates available for use on your site.

Manage Members: Tool used to add administrative users, to assign log on credentials, and to assign and search membership in user groups.

Manage Page Statuses: Tool used to identify and add stages of the workflow/publishing process, to identify or search for those users with access at each stage of the publishing process (“Work in Progress,” “Ready for Review,” “Ready to Go Live,” “Live”), and to set the workflow order.

Manage User Groups: Tool used to add, edit, delete, and search user groups.

Manage Topics: Tool used to “tag” pages with links to other pages within the site containing related information. Topics tags are used as filters for search.

Manage Sections: Tool used to add, delete, and search the sections of your website as displayed in the primary navigation.

Search Engine Awareness: Link to instructions for and information about submitting your website URL to Google and Yahoo.

Restore Deleted Pages: Tool used to restore previously deleted website pages.

Working with the tools

Each Lighthouse CMS tool, except the site editor, is made up of a series of database tables that are designed to be easy to navigate, use, and modify. Most tools will have add, edit, search, and delete capabilities, and you can easily personalize your view of the tools to suit your needs.

For example, a typical administrative tool is the Manage Admin Users tool where you can manage information and permissions for your administrative users. When you first enter the tool, you’ll see a View page similar to this, with a number of fields showing in the data  table. 

View data screen

To search the records, select Search and enter your search criteria.  In the Manage Admin Users tool, data elements you can search on include user name, permissions, email address, user group, and others. These fields will be specific to your particular implementation.

Admin tool search screen

Personalize your view

Tables in each tool can be modified to suit your needs. Click on a column header to see your options.

Column options

Click on the + sign to add a column to your view.

Adding a column to your view

Delete columns by clicking on a column title and selecting Hide Column.

Hiding a column

You can also change your display by clicking Display Options at the bottom of the screen. Here you can change all of your display options. The default columns that display are highlighted. Hold down the Ctrl key to select or deselect columns. If you select Remember my Display Preferences, your preference will save for the next time you log in; if you do not select this, your preference will only save for the current session. You can also change the order in which columns appear and the number of records to display on each page.

Display options

The Edit Site Interface


The content on your site that is not controlled by other administration tools is editable through the Edit Site interface. Select the Edit Site menu option to open the site editor.

Edit site link on site administration dashboard

 The following toolbars and fields will surround your website homepage. You will use these toolbars and fields to add, edit, and delete content and pages in your website.

Edit site interface


Setting page properties

Page propertiesThis Lighthouse CMS feature lets you easily define or modify page properties and settings. Once you have opened a specific page, the top pane on the left side of the screen describes information about the current page. The bottom pane lets you easily navigate through the site in its current state. 

The fields in this pane control page labeling and navigational issues. Editors or administrators will use them to:

Name – Choose a unique name for each website page; it will determine the page’s URL.  This name should be in lower case

Link – Auto-generate the URL based on the name provided in the field immediately above.

Page Title – Choose the label that will appear in the page header section.

Navigational Title – Choose the label that will appear in the breadcrumbs and, if selected, the left navigation bars.

Browser Title – Choose the label that will appear in the bar that runs at the top of the web browser

Meta Description – Create a brief page description that may appear in search engine results

Show in Navigation – Select whether links to a page will appear in the left side navigation

Page topics

Page topicsThrough Topics, you can associate, or “tag,” pages to automatically display links to pages containing related information, thereby enhancing the user experience and facilitating more effective search.

Reach this function by choosing the “Topics” tab at the top of the left pane.

If this feature is incorporated into the front-end design, topic links will be displayed at the bottom of a page as defined during the design phase.

See Add Topics for more about using topics in your website.

Setting page permissions

Page permissionsThe buttons under this tab are used to control access to page content.

Members Only – Designate pages as private (available only to users with permission and log in authentication) or public (available to all website users)

If you choose “Yes,” the user groups defined for your site will appear in a new box.  You can choose more than one group by holding down the shift or control keys.

See Managing User Groups for more information.

Saving my pages

Saving pages As you create and modify pages, you will save them in various publishing workflow states. The links to those pages appear here.

Please note that editors and administrators will see pages as they progress through the workflow until they reach the stage immediately below their permitted access level. For example: If the highest status level you have is "Ready to Go Live," you only will see pages up to the "Ready for Review" pages.

Navigating the site

This pane provides “at-a-glance” site navigation, letting editors and administrators easily identify the proper location within the website hierarchy for new or revised pages.

It also identifies the symbols used to identify members-only, inactive, and hidden pages.

Please note that the tab in the navigation pane selected at the close of a session will be remembered for the next session. This way, you can always have the My Pages or Navigate Site tab open when you load the editor.

Navigate site pane

Step-by-Step Instructions

Create a new page

1. To create a new page, first select Edit Site from the CMS management screen.

 Click on Edit Site

2. In the lower left hand panel, click on the tab for Navigate Site.

Navigate site tab

 3. Navigate to the section and level where you want to add your new page.

Navigating to a section

4. Click the Create a New Page icon in the top toolbar. The following pop-up window titled Create a New Page will appear.

Create a new page

5. From the Select a Template drop-down menu, select the appropriate template.  Remember: You will have the option of selecting from templates created for each different type of page in your site. For example, a press release page would be a different template than an image gallery page. Note: You cannot create new section top-level pages.

6. Type the name of the new page – making sure the name does not duplicate any page names already in use – into the Page Title field. If you do inadvertently duplicate a page name, the name will be automatically changed. For example, an existing page is named “services” and the URL is If another page named “services” is created, the system will add a number to the end of the name, such as The same name will automatically appear in the Navigation Title and Provide a unique name for the new page: fields.

Create a new page dialog

7. Click the Show in Navigation checkbox to have the page appear to users in the website navigation. To keep the page hidden from public users, leave the box unchecked.

8. Click the Members Only checkbox to limit access to the page. This action requires you to specify the type(s) of user who can access the page content. Therefore, everyone who must access the page must also be included in the user type list. See Managing User Groups for more information. To have the content of the new page accessible to all public users, leave the box unchecked.

9. Click OK.

Your page has now been created. Notice in the left-hand properties window that the page name, link name, page title, and navigation title appear. Under the Navigate Site tab, you can also see where the page lives within the hierarchy of your site. At the top of the page, you’ll see that your work has not yet been saved and the page status is “Work in Progress.”

New page in site editor

Save your work

The CMS does not offer timed backup so you must save your work as you add new content or edit existing pages. To save your work, simply:

1. Click the Save icon in the top toolbar.

Save icon in toolbar

2. The following pop-up will appear:

Save dialog box

3. Select one of the following options:

  • Save as Work in Progress, which will save changes on pages you are still developing.
  • Save as Ready for Review, which indicates to the individual(s) in your department who will approve your work that the completed page is ready for review. (This is the means by which editors or administrators without publishing permissions can edit content and mark it for review.)
  • Save as Live, which makes the page available for public view.

The choices you see will depend on the permissions you have.

The current page status is always displayed next to the toolbars.

Save status

Links to pages saved in any of the first two states of completion will automatically appear on your main content administration screen (under the same headings), greatly simplifying and streamlining the content review and approvals process. (The same links will appear in the My Pages navigation pane of the CMS accessed through Edit Site.)

Pages on content admin screen

Add content to a page

Now that you’ve created the shell of a page, you’re ready to populate that shell with content. If you are returning to the CMS after having previously created the shell, simply navigate to the page by using the Navigate Site tab in the lower left-hand panel.

To copy and paste existing content from another location (for example, a Microsoft Word document or PDF):

1. Highlight the appropriate text or image(s).

2. Copy the content.

3. Paste the content into the area(s) surrounded by dashed lines on the new page.

4. Click on the Remove All Styles   icon in the bottom toolbar. This will remove embedded styles from the previous source and apply the appropriate CMS default settings for font colors and sizes.

Content in site editor

To edit content on a page:

1. Place your curser into the appropriate editable region (indicated by the dashed lines).

2. Use the tools available in the top, middle, and bottom WYSIWYG toolbars to make style changes to the page content (text and/or graphics), or delete content.

3. Save your work by clicking the Save icon Save icon in the top toolbar and making the appropriate status selection.

Insert links

To create hyperlinks in pages:

1. Place your curser at the appropriate location within the page content.

2. Highlight, or type then highlight, the text you want to link.

3. Select the Create a link Link icon tool. This following pop-up window, titled Link Properties, will appear:

Element properties

You can create four types of links:

  • A link to a URL or email address
  • A link to a page within your site
  • A link to a document
  • A link to an anchor within a page

Link to a URL or email address

1. When the link properties box appears, simply enter the url or email address you want to link to and click OK.

Link properties

Once your target link is identified, select either the Same Window or New Window option under Specify a target for this link:. Selecting New Window means that the information associated with the target link will appear in a pop-up window. Unless this is an unusual situation, you should choose Same Window.

Link to a page within your site

1. From the Link Properties window, select Choose a page on this site.

2. A pop-up window with your site map will appear. 

Select a page dialog box

3. Find the appropriate page in the site map and click on it. The Select a Page window will close and the proper link will automatically appear in the Link to a url or to an email address… field. 

Link properties dialog box

Link to a document

1. Select Choose a File from the Link Properties window.

Link properties dialog box

2. The following pop-up window titled File Browser will appear:

File browser

3. To upload a new document, select Upload a New File.

File browser

4. Browse to the file you want to upload and select Submit.

5. To link to a previously uploaded document, simply navigate to the document and select Insert.

Inserting an image

6. The link properties window will show the location and name of the file. Select OK to finish inserting your link.

Link properties dialog box

7. Once the page is saved, the new link will launch the PDF (or other document) in a separate browser window.

Link to an anchor within a page

You may want to create links within a page. For example, if a page contains a large amount of content, such as a lengthy Frequently Asked Questions page, editors or administrators may create a list of questions at the top of the page that will link to the bookmarked answers lower in the page. 

1. Create bookmarks in your text by highlighting the text you’d like to link to and clicking the create bookmark Bookmark icon icon. 

Link properties dialog box

2. The Link Properties window will appear with the name of the link already filled in. You can also add alternative text and style attributes through the Advanced tab.

3. Click OK.

4. Create bookmarks for all the text you’d like to link to in your page.

5. Now you need to link to these bookmarks from another place on your page. So create a list of the topics you are linking to at the top of your page. Highlight each topic then click the Create Link iconCreate Link icon.

6. In the dropdown box, select the bookmark you’d like to link to and click OK.

Link properties dialog box

Build and modify a table

Occasionally the best way to present or order information is in a table. In html, a table divides content into columns and/or rows. The Modern Signal CMS Site Editor lets you easily build and modify tables.

Tip: A good way to display a graphic image with text is by using a table. The image can be placed in one cell, the caption in another.

To create a table, simply:

1. Place your curser in the editable portion of the page on which you want the table to appear.

2. Click the Create Table Create table icon icon in the bottom toolbar. A pop-up window titled Create Table will appear:

Create table dialog box

3. Place your curser over the “1 by 1” table and drag the hand symbol outward to the right and down until you reveal the number of columns and rows you want for your table.

4. Click on the table. A pop-up window titled Table Properties will appear:

Table properties dialog box

5. By default, new tables have no border, cell padding of 5, and no cell spacing. To change the default and obtain a different look for your table, simply highlight and revise the numbers in the Border:, Cell padding:, and/or Cell spacing: fields. Please note:

  • The border is the exterior perimeter of the entire table.
  • Cell padding is the space between a cell’s content and its border.
  • Cell spacing is the top, bottom, and side spacing between cells.

Table properties

6. Click OK and your table will appear on the page.

Modify a table

By default, newly created tables have no border, cell padding (margins within the cells) of 5, and no cell spacing (top, bottom and side spacing between two cells). You can change these defaults by selecting the Table Properties icon Modify table icon and modifying these items in the web dialog box.

You can also modify the alignment of text and graphics within a table cell or table row by using the Table Row Table row icon or Table Cell Table cell icon tools. You can also modify the background color of cells in a table. Both of these tools are located on the bottom toolbar to the right of the “Table Properties” icon.

If you want to add or delete columns and rows from an existing table, simply use the remaining table tools on the toolbar to make these table modifications. Scroll over each of these icons with your cursor for a description of each tool’s purpose.

Tip: Right-clicking in the table will display the icons for Table Properties, Table Row Properties, and Table Cell Properties.

Inserting Images

To place an image on your website when the image has already been uploaded to the CMS:

1. Go to the page where the new image will reside.

2. Place your cursor in the exact spot where you want the image to appear on the page.

3. Click the Insert Image Insert image icon icon. The File Browser pop-up window will open, displaying all available images that have been uploaded to the site. To use one of these images, simply click on the Insert link below the image. The image will be automatically placed in the body of your page.

Inserting images

To upload an image to the CMS for use on your website:

1. Click the Insert Image tool. The File Browser pop-up window will open. Click on Upload a New File.

Upload a new file

2. Click on Browse and locate the document or image on your local machine.

3. Select your file. The file name will appear in the pop-up window field.

4. Click Submit.

5. Go to the page where the new image will reside.

6. Place your cursor in the exact spot where you want the image to appear on the page.

7. Click the Insert Image tool. The File Browser pop-up window will open, displaying all available images that have been uploaded to the site. Navigate to the image you have uploaded and click Insert.

Set Image Properties

To modify the properties of an image follow these steps:

1. Right click on the image placed in the page. This will bring up a button called Image Properties. Click this button. The following pop-up window will display:

Image properties

2. Using the Info tab, you may:

  • Add a black border around the image
  • Adjust the alignment of the image
  • Add alternate text for your image

Using the Advanced tab, you may:

  • Adjust the size of the image by either specifying the exact height and width or adjusting image size by percentages. You should rarely use this feature; instead, you should determine the size of the image when you create it.
  • Provide for space around the image
  • Identify a descriptive title that will appear on mouseover

Image properties advanced tab

3. Make the necessary changes through this dialog box and click DONE to see your changes reflected in the image on the page.

Adding Video

1. In the page you are editing, place your cursor where you would like your video to go.

2. Select the Insert Movie Insert Movie icon icon.

3. In the Movie Properties window, enter the URL of your movie and choose the format, Flash or Quicktime.

Movie properties dialog box

4. Select Choose a Movie to browse to a previously uploaded movie or to upload a movie to your site.

Add Topics

Imagine a user is reading a particular page of your website, and you know there are other pages containing similar or related information that would be of interest to him or her. Using Topics is a way to guide (or “navigate”) that user to the additional information, thereby providing him or her with a richer, more interesting experience with your site.

Using the powerful Topics tool is easy. Just follow these steps:

1. After creating or modifying a web page, determine if other pages in your site contain related information. If you identify such pages, think of a topic name that describes the connection. For example, a website about national parks might contain multiple pages containing information related to horseback riding. Using topics to link these pages provides the reader with an easy way to find related information.

Examples of topics on a corporate website might be “Ways <company name> demonstrates leadership” or “Ways our products are superior.”

2. From your site’s main admin screen, choose the Manage Topics Link.

Site administration home page

2. Select Add, type in your topic name, and click Save Changes.

Add topics

3. Go to Manage Pages.

Go to manage pages

4. Next to the page you would like to link the topic to, click View/Edit Properties.

5. Click Add Topic and choose the topic you’d like to link to from the dropdown

Choosing a topic

6. Click Save Changes.


1. Using Edit Site, navigate to a related page.

2. Under the Topics tab, choose a topic.

Choosing a topic from site editor

You can also add a topic here.

Adding a topic from site editor

To delete the page’s link to a topic, click the X next to the topic name.

Deleting a topic

Topics must be cross-referenced on two (or more) pages for the links to appear.

Site Structure

Find pages within your website

To navigate to specific pages within your website, simply:

1. In site editor, click on Navigate Site tab in the the lower left-hand pane.

2. Click through the site map to locate the desired page. Note that the  symbol next to page title indicates the presence of additional “nested” pages within that section or subsection. Click the symbol to display these pages. The  symbol indicates that all pages within a section or subsection are displayed.

3. Click on the title of the desired page and it will display in the editable area.

Move pages

To move an existing webpage to a different location within the existing hierarchy, simply:

1. Use the site map under the Navigation Site tab to find the page you wish to move.

2. Click the title of the page.

3. Click on the Move Page Move page icon  icon in the top toolbar. A pop-up window titled Move Page will appear:

Move page dialog box

4. Select from the three actions in the dropdown menu. These options are:

  • Move to child of selected page, which will move your selected page one level lower than the page you’ll select in the next step. The idea of a “child” page is that at the top of each section is a “parent” page; all its children appear below it.
  • Move page above selected page
  • Move page below selected page

5. Locate your target page by clicking through the hierarchy, clicking the   symbol as necessary.

6. Click the title of the target page. The new location of the page will be immediately reflected in the site map.

7. Verify that your page has ended up in the right location by looking at the breadcrumbs.

Delete pages

To delete a page, simply:

1. Click on Navigate Site (in the lower left-hand pane) and locate the page you wish to delete.

2. Click on the page title.

3. Click the Delete This Page Delete this page icon icon. The following pop-up window will appear:

Confirm delete page

4. Click OK and the page will be permanently deleted from the site.

Using backup or archive version of pages

A backup or archived version of each page is always just a click away. If you have a mishap, you can view and/or revert to an archived page by following these steps:

1. Click on the displayed web page.

2. Click the Work With Live or Archived Version icon on the top toolbar. The same web page you’re working on will appear in a second window with the following header:

Live or archived version toolbar

3. Click on the drop-down menu to select a previous version of the page.

4. Select an archived version from the drop-down menu. (Note that each version listed has a timestamp indicating the date and time it was last saved.) The content of the page will change.

5. Save the revised page by selecting and clicking on Restore as Working or Restore as Live. If you change your mind and want to revert back to the original page content, simply click Close Window.

A dialog box will come up on your screen asking you to confirm your action.

To delete an archived page:

1. Click on the drop-down menu to select a previous version of the page.

2. Select an archived version from the drop-down menu.

3. Click Deactivate. Notice that the label changes to read: Delete Version. The following dialogue box will appear:

Delete archive page dialog box

4. Click OK to complete the action, or Cancel to stop the action.

User Groups and Member Administration

Managing User Groups

You control who has “behind-the-scenes” access to your web pages—identifying who may create new pages, edit existing pages, approve pages for publishing, etc. You exercise this control by creating user groups and identifying the members of those groups.

On the content administration system (CMS) index page, click the Manage User Groups link. This will display the User Groups: View screen:

User groups view screen

Add a new user

Click the Add button. This will display the User Groups: Add screen.

User Groups: Add screen

2. Add the following information to the new User Group record:

  • Name
  • Page Statuses – This will determine how an admin user in this user group can save site content if this user group is linked to the Manage Pages permission to edit site content.
  • Add Permissions – Click on this button to link permissions for individual admin tools to the new User Group. (To add a new row of permissions, click on the Add Permissions button again.)
    • Select the admin tool link name that should be linked to this user group. This list is populated from the admin links available through Independent Sector’s admin site.
    • Identify if users within this user group have the ability to Add/Edit/Delete records within the admin tool selected.
    • Adding data to any these fields will change the Submit button to read Save Changes.

3. Click Save Changes.

4. Click the View All button to see the updated list of user groups.

5. To edit an existing User Group, use the Edit button to the right of the User Group record on the User Groups: View screen.

6. To see a list of users within a particular User Group, click on the Show Users button to the right of the User Group record on the User Groups: View Screen. This will display the Users: View pop-up window. Admin users for the particular User Group can be added/edited/deleted through this window or can be managed using the instructions in the next section.

Adding a new staff admin account

1. On the content administration system (CMS) index page, click the Manage Admin Users link. This will display the Admin Users: View screen.

2. Click the Add button at the top of the page.

Admin Users: Add screen

3. On the resulting form, provide the following information of the new group admin user. Once data is added, the Submit button will change to read Save Changes.

  • Username
  • Password/Confirm Password
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email
  • User Group(s)
  • Page Statuses
  • Permissions
  • An admin user has access to all pages statuses and permissions assigned to their account or to their user group. If the user has a permission(s) assigned to them directly, as well as through a user group, the permission(s) assigned to them directly will take precedence over those assigned in the user group.

4. Check the Active checkbox to grant immediate access to the admin user. Only admin users in active status may access the admin site.

5. Click Save Changes to add the new admin user to the database.