Key Terms

  • Modules – are reusable components available within your Site Manager that can be dropped on any content page, within any zone of a layout. A module is used to bind content to a page that is rendered on the front end of your website.

    In your CMS you will find three types of modules:

      1.  Editable modules that contain Inline content

      2.  Configurable modules, where the CMS user can configure specific settings that are tied         to a data source (Tool)

      3.  Non-configurable modules, where the configuration is done at the data source (Tool)

  • Tools – are structured webforms located in the Content Manager section of your CMS, which contain website content that functions as the data source for their module counterparts. 
  • Unstructured DataThis a content type that is entered through an editable module which lives only within a specific domain, page, and zone. 
  • Structured DataThis is content that is entered through a Tool that can be reused across multiple domains, pages, and zones. 
  • Site Manager Is the section within your CMS where users manage their navigation, associated page properties, placement of modules and the overall page structure. 
  • Site TreeThis is a representation of your website’s navigation manager. 
  • Node - is a page entry within your navigation’s site tree. 
  • TemplatesThese are your website’s master pages. A CMS can contain more than one template and associated CSS theme. 
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - Is a language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language. Your website’s styles are stored within your templates CSS files. 
  • Layouts - are zones within your selected template. 
  • Zones - are used to define the section within your webpage where content can be placed. 
  • Asset ManagerIs the section within your CMS where users mass upload videos, images and documents.
  • Image/File Picker This referred to as an end user CMS control that allows a user to quickly access an asset within a tool or module from within the assets manager. 
  • Content Editor - These are MS Word like content controls that are most commonly referred to as a WYSIWYG. 
  • Content Editor Dialog WindowThese are embedded windows within the CMS that house specific functions such as preview, asset management and third-party integrated applications. 
  • Data Grid These are excel like grids that contain listed data entries. These are most commonly used within the CMS tools. 
  • Draft - This is referred to as working copy within a CMS. A user can have multiple working copies of a page and or entries within a CMS tool. 
  • Save This action referrers to committing your work to a draft state. 
  • Publish This action referrers to taking your draft to a live state. 
  • Clone Current This action is used to copy a page, where all the content and layout structure are retained. 
  • New Draft This action is used to copy page where only the structure is retained. 
  • Copy to Draft This action is used for editing live content, where a user brings a copy of the production version of the selected content into the draft view. 
  • Orphaned ModulesThis refers to modules that are no longer related to a zone, that are a result of a layout change within the Site Manager. 
  • Historical This refers to past versions of pages or tool content entries. 
  • Live - This refers to your websites published content. 
  • Website This is a reference to a domain within your CMS. Your CMS can contain an infinite amount of domains that can be managed from your CMS admin. 
  • Domain This refers to any website or application that the CMS admin is powering. 
  • LanguagesThis refers to other translated dialects that are managed through the CMS admin. 
  • Media Queries is a CSS3 module allowing content rendering to adapt to conditions such as screen resolution. 
  • SSL Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization's details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. 
  • Metadataa set of data that describes and gives information about other data. 
  • Keywordan informative word used in an information retrieval system to indicate the content of a document.
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