How to Create Content Within Your CMS

How to create content 

This article will describe how to apply rules about where the content can be created in a standard Document and the "Grid" system.

Editing Existing Content

To begin creating content. Click on any "Node" inside the content tree. Once clicked, you may see various "Tabs" in the right-side pane. These "Tabs" are to help organize or group areas of content to help better find them in the CMS.

Once in a "Tab," there will be a series of options and property’s that manipulate the page content in different ways.

Some controls allow you to edit page content as a "Text" field or "Text Area" where you can type in content.

Other controls modify behavior of elements on the page. Example, a checkbox to enable certain features of a page to be "Automatically" shown or in a certain state.

A page which contains a "Webpage Grid" allows you to create content using a "Drag & Drop" system into columns of a grid using Macros. See the "Creating Content In A Webpage Grid" article for more in-depth instructions.

Saving, Previewing & Publishing

When you are finished creating your content, you can hit the GREEN "Save and publish" button on the bottom of any right-hand pane node view.

If you DO NOT WANT TO PUBLISH and just Save, hit the GREEN UP ARROW, and you can save your work, without publishing. UNPUBLISH will take the page offline, but you can still view its' contents in the Backoffice.

To PREVIEW your page as it would look once published, click the "Preview" button. The CMS tool will open another tab or window, and will not publish the page, but give you, the editor, a glimpse of what the page will look like.

Creating New Content

To create a new node with new content, "Right-Click" on the node where you want the content to display under or click the "3-Dots" to the right of the node when hovering. This will reveal a new context menu.

Once the context menu has expanded, click "Create" to view the nodes allowed for creation under the node you selected.

Once "Create" is selected, the allowed child nodes will display in the context window.

PRO TIP: As stated earlier, nodes may be often restricted based on location within the site or parent node properties. Not all nodes are allowed in all places.

Once a child node has been selected, the Right-Pane will populate with Tabs and Properties related to the node. If starting with a "Webpage Grid," refer to the "Creating Content With Grids & Macros" documentation.

What is a Macro?

A macro is a reusable piece of code with specific functions that interact with the user in very specific ways. Slideshows & Galleries are examples of Macros which can be placed throughout various parts of the site. Some people may also refer to them as "Widgets," or "Plug-Ins". 

Macros often contain settings for what function the Macro performs for your page or site. For example, a Slideshow Macro has settings for "Slide Timing," "Slide Images & Videos, "Slider Height," etc. These can be accesses when clicking on an existing Macro or inserting a new Macro into a Webpage Grid or Rich Text Editor.

What types of Macros are available to use on my site?

We have created various Macros we felt are part of most website user experiences. We cannot anticipate all things needed in a website for the user or the administrator, but images below show all the macros we have currently. An examples of some of the macros is below. For a full list of available macros, please reach out to your contact at Rollick.

There are also settings for the Row. If you click where it says the name of the macro it should turn blue and a gear icon and trashcan icon will appear on the right side. Clicking the trash can will delete that row. Clicking the gear and it will pop open a window that has settings in it.