Key Terms

Modules – are reusable components available within your Page 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 Data – This a content type that is entered through an editable module which lives only within a specific domain, page, and zone. 

Structured Data – This is content that is entered through a Tool that can be reused across multiple domains, pages, and zones. 

Page Manager – Is the section within your CMS where users manage their navigation, associated page properties, placement of modules and the overall page structure. 

Site Tree – This is a representation of your website’s navigation manager. 

Node - is a page entry within your navigation’s site tree. 

Templates – These 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 Manager – Is 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. In the examples below you can see familiar options and icons to help you craft your content.



Content Editor Dialog Window – These 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 Modules – This refers to modules that are no longer related to a zone, that are a result of a layout change within the Page 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. 

Languages – This 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 and orientation. Which mean its doing things like checking if the tablet/phone is in landscape or portrait mode.

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. 

Metadata – a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. 

Keyword – an informative word used in an information retrieval system to indicate the content of a document.

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