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Adobe CQ Documentation


Boston College has implemented CQ 5.4 from Adobe Software to streamline the process of Web site creation and maintenance. Benefits and features include the following:

  • Provides Site Managers and content providers of varying skill levels a responsive and intuitive interface for quick and easy editing of Web page content, meeting the goal of providing the BC Web audience with the latest up-to-date information.
  • Provides a Web-based system with a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) drag and drop interface that doesn’t require a knowledge of HTML or other Web technologies. CQ5 is accessible via the Web from on or off campus and does not require an additional HTML editor such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
  • Version tracking of Web pages allows publication of specified versions of the page and rollback to older versions.

PLEASE NOTE: All new CQ users must attend the CQ training class before access can be granted. Training is mandatory. Please access the CQ training calendar here. You should also request access to the BC website that you are planning to edit with our Website Access Request form.

RECOMMENDED BROWSERS: The recommended browser for editing in CQ is Firefox 24 ESR (Mac and Windows). CQ is NOT compatible with Firefox 4 , Internet Explorer 10 and any versions of Chrome and Safari. For more information, please see the "What's New in 5.4" page.

These browser incompatibilities are only relevant to editing within CQ. Web pages created in Adobe CQ and published on the site can be accessed on all browsers without limitations.

CQ Problems or Questions? Please email (The email account has been deactivated.)

NAMING CONVENTIONS:  Our recommendation on creating file names is to use only letters and numbers plus hyphens or underscores and one period before the file extension.  We also recommend sticking to all lowercase and fairly short names when you can because it makes for simpler URLs. Please avoid using any special characters in file names, such as: apostrophes, commas, quotation and question marks as they can affect CQ's performance.