Within your navigation manager, click on the content button on the page that you want to update the content for. Once activated, the content workspace will be displayed, revealing your page layout, as depicted within the image below.
Once a user is within the “content” workspace for the chosen page, you will be viewing the Draft version of the content. The “Drafts” view contains all of your selected page’s working copies.
When the “content” workspace is loaded the following controls will be available at the top of your workspace, they are as follows:
This dropdown contains your websites master page (template) and associated theme (CSS). Most websites are built with at least on master page (template). Unless your website’s sections differ in structure and style, this dropdown can be left in its default state during day to day content management.
This dropdown contains all of your websites various predefined page layouts and is used to tell the CMS how to subdivide your template. When a layout is selected from the layout dropdown, the zones available in the content workspace will change, depending on the available options.
A layout may contain more or less zones than the one that was previously used when the page was created, as depicted in the above images.
In the event you switch your layout, using the layout dropdown, the modules that were originally nested on the page along with its content will be retained. Should the layout that is selected, contain less zones then previously layout, those modules that were nested in a zone that does not map one to one with its predecessor will load in an orphaned state.
When this situation occurs, the admin can either leave those modules in their orphaned state with their content and/or data source fully intact, or drag and drop them into an available zone within the new layout.
Adding a Module
To add a module:
- Select that module from the section’s drop-down menu located at the top of every zone.
- When the module’s title is highlighted, click ‘Add’.
- Once added; the modules can be rearranged by dragging and dropping the selected item up or down to the desired location.
- To save your changes, click the “save” button or “publish” from the “actions” dropdown.
Modules can be dragged between zones in addition to their respective position within its original zone.
All the modules will be available to be used with any template. The admin has to be aware that some modules may not have the feature to select the container size for the module, so in select cases the contents may not fit in the zone that the admin is trying to use the module on and with that the feature has been disable to protect the integrity of your design.
The container size control allows the user to set the span width of a module. This allows the admin to specify how much of the available real-estate within the nested zone should a module occupy. The container size can be updated within each module or through the quick resize from the page content area.
The container sizes range from 25%, 33%, 50%, 66%, 75% and 100%
Depending on your site’s design, not all container sizes will be available.
The above image shows an example of two modules that have their container size set to 50%.