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Welcome to Reason!

Welcome to Reason Content Management System! We’re glad you’re here. This guide is designed to help you easily understand how Reason works and empower you to effectively manage your site’s content.

What is Reason?

Reason is a web Content Management System (CMS). In other words, it helps you easily create websites and manage the content on your site. With Reason, you can add, delete, and modify pages, images, videos, audio, newsletters, blogs, testimonials, event calendars, and just about any other type of content you can imagine. Reason allows you to stack these building blocks together to make powerful websites, without being a web programmer.

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Do Yourself a Favor: Understand Basic Reason Concepts!

Before we get started, do yourself a favor and read Basic Reason Concepts. Don’t worry, it’s not too technical. It will help you understand the basic ideas behind Reason, which will make things easier down the road.

Getting Help

Reason is used by many different institutions, and Carleton College does not provide external user support. If you need help and cannot find the answer in this guide, contact your institution's web team and they can help you with specific questions.

Behind the Code

Reason is an open source application developed by Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Reason was made to meet the unique CMS requirements for Higher Education. To join our community, download Reason for free, join our Reason Google Group, and tell us what you think.

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