Administrator Role

Administrators are the keepers of the website.  They control all of the media and articles that become a part of the website.   They have the article writing capabilities of an Author role, the page editing capabilities and access to layout, template and code snippet structure of the Editor role, along with highly advanced control of the settings and access of the site.  An Administrator has access to the inner-workings of any page through the CMS, as well as through live-edit features on the site itself.

Adding Pages

See: Adding a Page

An Administrator also has the ability to add more page types than either the Author or the Editor.  Thus, the Administrator has even more control as a user type in the structure and layout of the site.

In the WYSIWYG Editor, an Administrator is able to set, along with Metadata, Global properties, etc., an Experience for the page.  Checking one or more boxes will allow this page to be sorted in lists based on the appropriate categories it would fall under.

Under the Filters area of the Article List Component editor, you can select one or more Web Experience categories to display. In most cases you'll want to prioritize by matching web experience, rather than filter by it. By prioritizing you can still offer articles to the user in case they have no matching Web Experience in their profile.

By using the "Current User" selection for Web Experience in an Article List, the system will automatically output articles that most closely match the currently logged in Member.

A page can also be set as a featured or prioritized page under the Featured Tab.  This tab also works with Article Listings and with search functions to allow certain pages to have priority when searches are performed or lists are created.  This is a good way to bring a page to the attention of your users.


An Administrator also has advanced control of both Global properties and private properties for a page; properties can be added using the "Add" button, or can be imported from another page or panel within the site.

Video Demo of Adding a Page as an Administrator

Editing Pages

See: Editing a Page

The Administrator is capable of Adding and Editing Pages in the same manner as an Author or Editor,  but with the additional capability of performing edits of pages that are live on the site.  When logged in to the CMS, an Administrator will see small white boxes with "Live Edit On" text. 

Once clicked, additional boxes will show up to indicate where an Administrator can perform edits.  The Administrator will be brought to the WYSIWYG editor interface to perform any changes they would like.  The "Live Edit Off" box must be clicked to exit Live Edit mode, thus closing the page for edits.

Video Demo of Editing a Page as Administrator

Advanced Controls


The Administrator has access to considerably more of the inner-workings of the site than an Author or an Editor.  The following sections will detail the abilities unique to the Administrator.

Home Tab
The Home tab has a front page with gadgets that can be edited, added and removed, just like the Author and Editor roles.  The Administrator also has a "Panels" and "Files" page in their Home tab. The Panels page gives the Administrator access to...
Content Tab
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 in the Editor Tutorial . The following...
Users Tab
This tab is the main hub of user administration.  Here, an Administrator can add, edit or remove Members, Non-Members, CMS users, and alter the abilities assigned to different CMS roles. Members are users that have paid for a full membership to a...
Apps Tab
The Apps tab currently allows Administrators to edit the site forum, including the page structure and the content.
System Tab
The System tab contains the most sophisticated tools within the CMS, available for Administrators to use to alter the functioning and structure of the site itself.   The Settings page allows an Administrator to edit the overall settings of the...