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Content Tab

The Content Tab allows the Editor or Administrator to:

  • Change settings for Metadata, Templates, Code Snippets, Layouts, RSS feeds, Web Experience, or Search
  • View reports/logs for Content Analyzer and Ratings
  • Approve or reject pending Comments

Video Tutorial: Content Tab

Editor & Administrator Tabs

Meta Data tab

This tab allows Editors or Administrators to add or edit Global Meta Data templates that can be applied to a page. Automatic keywords and a description can be generated or edited, along with naming and describing the Meta Data template itself. These keywords and the description can be used in the Meta Data section to apply to a page.

Content Templates Tab

This tab allows an Editor or Administrator to develop or edit templates to apply to entire pages, resulting in uniform formatting throughout a site for a particular type of page.

An Editor or Administrator can decide on a name and description for a template. Informative names and descriptions can guide a user toward an appropriate template.

A CMS user can decide to which pages the template should apply.

The template content can also be edited, using the WYSIWYG interface.

Code Snippets Tab

Code Snippets are small pieces of html a user can place directly into a page. These Snippets can be a real time-saver when developing a page.

These Snippets are also edited in the WYSIWYG interface, similarly to the Content Templates.

Layout Tab

A layout is basically the panels that make up a webpage. Layouts can be edited or added through this tab, then used to format specific pages.

Above is pictured the bottom half of the editor. This half is the layout of the webpage, the order in which the layout will be put on the page. The top of this portion has the header HTML, and the bottom of the page has the footer copyright. Each shows the display name on the left of the menu, followed by the way the panel is embedded into the webpage. Under the embedded column, you can choose to embed the panel as a plugin, or as a page. You can use the select a page "..." component button to bring up the web tree for this specific page.

The page tree shows the order of the page panels. By clicking the "..." button, you can choose which panel goes into the slot the button belongs to.

Administrator Only Tabs

The first four pages of the Administrator Content Tab, Metadata, Templates, Snippets and Layouts, are all identical in functionality and ability to the Editor Content Tab, and their capabilities are detailed above. The following pages are all unique to the Administrator user role and allow the Administrator to direct the structure of quite a few features.

RSS Page

The RSS page allows an Administrator to add, remove, edit or re-order RSS feeds on the site.

A brief description of the channel properties follow:

  • Name - the display name of the channel
  • Description - the description shown in an RSS client for the channel
  • Link - the link that is best associated with a channel's content
  • Generator - the generator property of the RSS channel
  • Editor Email - an email address associated with the editor of the content of the RSS channel
  • Web Master Email - an email address associated with the website
  • Copyright - the copyright property of the RSS feed
  • Is Category - sets this channel to be a "Parent" level, which may have child RSS channels under it.

Analyzer Page

This page allows an Administrator to find broken links on a page by searching by error type, or for finding instances of links on a page to allow for quick edits. It is a simple and centralized way to fix or change links on pages without having to wade through an entire site.

Experience Page

The Experience page pulls Areas of Interest from AM.NET. These categories can then be grouped or hidden in the Web Experience editor. Because members are tagged with Areas of Interest already, you can tag Content in the CMS with these categories as well, and in this way through Article Lists, you can show Content that is most likely going to be interesting to your members.

An Administrator is able to set categories for different users or article types, and create codes for each. If the "Is Group" box is checked, that Experience is for a group of users; if not, it is merely a way to categorize pages. The Experience can also be hidden.

The Experience application allows for the specific categorization of pages based on who might find them of interest, or where they are most relevant.

Ratings

This page allows you to view ratings and comments for pages that allow those functions. The report can be generated for a specific time period, and allows an Administrator to see responses to the site, giving an Administrator feedback on the setup and perceived quality of the site's usability.

Comments

The Comments Administration page allows an Administrator to edit or remove website comments. This is a way to remove inappropriate or off-topic content, as well as to moderate comments if they require approval before being posted.

Search Page

This page allows for administration of the Sharp Search application. This page allows an Administrator to create search categories, to set locations to be excluded from searches, and to set areas to be included in searches. It allows for customization of the search tool for an Administrator's specific website, providing unique flexibility for a site. You can learn more about the Sharp Search tool at its documentation.