Tips and tricks... save time and clicks
Whether you're a CMS newbie or a well-seasoned pro, there are always ways to boost efficiency. And you know what means, more time for fun and games!
Use Keyboard Shortcuts
When logged into the CMS, simply press ? to bring up a list of keyword shortcuts to make working in the CMS quicker and more efficient.
Collapse Sections to Simplify the Interface
Sometimes your pages can get pretty complex. To make the edit interface easier to work in, collapse the areas you aren't working in by clicking on the section headings.
Bypass Draft Preview For a Quick Submit
During the save process, sometimes you want to quickly edit a page without having to preview your draft before you submit (because you don't make mistakes!) Instead of clicking Save & Preview, click on the kabob menu ⋮ then Submit.
Visit the Live Version
You can visit the live (published) version of a page or file by clicking ••• More > Live in the Action Toolbar. A new browser tab will open with the live version in full display. If your site has not launched yet, you'll see the version on the staging server.
CMS websites are responsive (i.e., mobile-friendly) so the presentation of a website will change depending on factors such as display size and device type. To see this in action, visit a site on your desktop and manually resize your browser to see how the layout changes.
Add, Remove, Rearrange
While building and editing your pages, you'll be adding, removing, and rearranging components to get page layout just right. Use the controls provided on section labels.
From left to right:
- (2/3) - Specifies what number item this is out of total number of items
- Up (↑) - Move one position up
- Down (↓) - Move one position down
- Add (+) - Add a new item below current item
- Remove (x) - Remove the item
Find on Page
When editing a page with a lot of content, it can be difficult to find the section you need to update. Use your browser's Find function to search for a specific word or phrase. Press Command+F (Mac) Ctrl+F (Windows), then type a word or phrase to help you find the section you need.
Other Noteworthy Tricks
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