Neue SiteMgr Website: Categories and pages

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Categories and pages

The content inside a SiteManager website is organised using categories and pages. Categories may contain other categories, creating a hierarchical category-tree. Each category may contain pages, too. At the top-level (the site) you cannot create pages, you have to create at least one category first. Pages themselves contain the content, provided by the blocks, which may be visible for the page only, for the category or for the entire site (site-wide).


To structure a website the SiteManager uses categories and pages. The content itself is regularly added using blocks. The following points show how to create, add and edit categories or pages:

 

  • Create a new categoryIn order to create a new category use the content manager, respectively edit mode. Access this mode using "edit site" from the general menu or switching to edit mode if you have an administration module available in your website. To create a new category click "view full index" inside the navigation module first and then click the small icon next to "site index" to get to  yourdomain//index.php?menuaction=sitemgr.Categories_UI.edit.
  • Edit a category: Access the edit mode (see above) and click on "edit category" next to the category name. Edit:
    • Category Name: Shown in navigation elements.
    • Sort order: Relevant for navigation elements.
    • Parent: Use to change this category into a subcategory of the chosen parent-category.
    • Category description: Used in navigation elements as additional information.
    • Index: Which page should be displayed as the index of the category? Default is an "automatic index".
    • State: Categories are part of the publishing work flow.
    • Permissions: Set the permissions (read/write) on group- and user-level (for a public site use anonymous).
  • Delete a category: Press the delete button next to the category. Make sure you don't need any of the associated pages anymore.
  • Create a new page: Looking on the full index in edit mode (see above) click the "add page to category" icon next to the category.
  • Edit a page: Access the edit mode (see above) and click on "edit page" next to the page name. Edit:
    • Name: Used as an ID and for the URL (?page_name=...).
    • Title: Displayed in navigation modules and in the block.
    • Subtitle: Displayed in the block.
    • Sort order: Define the order of the blocks.
    • Category: Where should this page be visible and which access permissions should be applied?
    • State: Concerning the publishing work flow.
    • Check box to hide from condensed site index: The site is hidden in all navigation elements if checked.
  • Editing page content: There are two interfaces for creating and editing content blocks. The first one is called “content manager” and works inside the EGroupware interface, the second works in interaction with the generated website and is called “editing mode”.
    • The content manager: The interface for creating content blocks is the same on each level of scope, besides that when editing blocks on a lower level you can see all the blocks that have been defined on a higher level. They will be displayed on the website together with the blocks you are editing. 
      In each content manager, there is a section for each content area to add blocks selected from a menu of all available blocks. Once a new block is added it appears amidst all other blocks of the content area. Those pertaining to the scope (site-wide, category or page) you are managing are editable. Those defined on higher level scopes are only displayed (viewed).
    • Editing mode: In order to use editing mode add a site-wide administration block to your website (viewable only by registered users). This block has a drop down menu to switch between "production mode" (viewing the web site in its public state), "draft mode" (viewing the web site in the prepublished state - means you only see prepublished elements, no draft-status or archived) and "edit mode". In edit mode the same contents as in draft mode and draft-status elements are displayed, but in front of each content block you find a link “edit block” to pop up a new window for editing the content (category, page or block).

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