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Batch Operations

The CMS supports several batch operations using the Website Tree:

  • Editing - Edit one page at a time, iterating through the selected list until completion
  • Viewing Details - View details for one page at a time, iterating through the selected list until completion
  • Deleting - Delete all selected pages
  • Converting - Convert all selected pages
  • Moving - Move all selected pages

Video Tutoria: Batch Operations

Select multiple nodes using Control or Shift and clicking on the item, then use the context menu by left clicking on the tree.

 

Batch Editing

By selecting Edit when multiple nodes are highlighted you will enter batch editing mode. At any point during this operation you can cancel by viewing the CMS Home screen, then selecting "Cancel".

Batch Details View

By selecting View Details when multiple nodes are highlighted you will enter batch details viewing mode.  At any point during this operation you can cancel by viewing the CMS Home screen, then selecting "Cancel".

This operation is particularly useful for mass changing layouts or properties for pages, as it jumps from page to page in a selected list, after you make a change to the current page.

Batch Deleting

By selecting Delete when multiple nodes are selected, the confirmation will list the selected nodes, which will be deleted when you select "Yes" in the dialog.

Batch Converting

By selecting Convert when multiple nodes are selected, the Conversion screen will appear with a list of all selected nodes.  Pages which fail to convert will be ignored (pages that are not convertible due to their current page type).

 

Batch Moving

Once you've selected multiple nodes, dragging and dropping one of them will cause all selected nodes to be moved.  This works very similarly to the way moving a single page works.

Notes

Batch operations make tasks easier, particularly doing the initial setup of a website.  You can also perform batch operations via the Search function.

Contact this Author: < Nicholas Bott > nick@brycegroup.com