Sites part

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The Sites part in Z-CMS is the section that collects all information about the Sites stored inside the program. It is the third level of usage of the program and is located inside every Company.

When the user, enters the Sites part of a Company by clicking over Sites part n 2.PNG button, he finds a table that collects the list of all Sites created inside it as shown in the picture below.

Sites part n 1.PNG

There, he can create a new Site by selecting the button Themes 3.png, or import a Site stored in other parts of Z-CMS by using the button Themes 4.png, or edit one existing Site in the list by clicking on the respective row in the table.

When a Site is selected, it opens a new page that contains the dashboard of the Site, the menu and all contents directly related to that Site. Once entered in the Site environment the user can move freely inside various areas of Site management.


Creating a new site

A new Site can be created in Z-CMS by primarily inputting its fundamental parameters and adding languages (to be considered for supporting the multi-language behaviour of the Site) and users (who are supposed to manage the Site in Z-CMS) as follows:

  • Click labels Sites part n 2.PNG --> Themes 3.png and a table with the following fields opens:
Field ( * denotes mandatory field) Description
Display Name* A unique name to identify the Site in Z-CMS
Context Name* Display name of the context root folder which will be created for the Site in Z-CMS
Domain Name* Site URL in Z-CMS. However, this has no relation with the actual Site URL obtained after deployment
Comments Comments
Theme Name Can select a theme for the Site from the ones stored at Themes. This enables option for developing web pages based on a particular template inside the selected theme
JSTL Support Flag that activate the possibility to add JSTL library inside the Site
IE Compatibility Flag that activate the compatibility mode in Internet Explorer for the Site
  • Add languages by clicking the button Sites part 3.png and by selecting desired languages from the list of available languages.
Sites part 4.png
Then the view in the picture above appears, in which the site creator can choose the default language of the Site, decide what language is active or not, define the fallback language of the Site.
  • Now the user needs to save the work done in order to proceed by clicking Sites part 5.png on top of the page, and the Site becomes available in the list of active Sites for further editing.

Importing a site

Section to be added.

Editing an existing site

To edit a Site the user should select it from the list of all Sites managed in a Company. When the Site is selected the user lands to its detail page. The structure of that page shows the dashboard with most frequently used features and all typical Z-CMS Menu structures.

Sites part n 3.png

The main part of the menu list is set under the Site settings n 1.PNG label under which all most important activities over the website can be performed. The sections that builds that list are the following:

  • Resources: in this section the user can create, import and manage the Resources of the Site, being them webpages, web feeds or added files.
  • Content Model: this section allows the user to create and edit Content Models specifically for the Site.
  • Widget: this section is about writing Widgets that the user wants to use to manage contents in his Site.
  • Static text: in this section the user can find all Static texts that have been created to be used in the Site.
  • Sites menu: in this section the user can manage the menu of the Site and generate the map of the Site.
  • CMS Menu: in this section the user can decide how to configure the menu of the CMS in order to reach his best order of sections into which upload Contents for the Site.
  • Settings: in this section the user can edit the settings he inserted at the creation of the Site such as languages, Users and mail configuration.
  • Plugins: here the user can add plugins to his Site.
  • Scripts: in this part the user can manage all scripts inserted in the Site.

Below the Site settings n 1.PNG list the user can find the option to activate or deactivate the Developers Menu where he can manage contents and ordering Content Models outside the structure created by the CMS menu configuration.

At the bottom line of the Site menu list is reported the configuration chosen by the Site Admin as the CMS menu, that is the only part of the CMS that Content Manager users can see.

Example: Steps to create a new site or configure an existing one

In order to create a new site the user should do the following operations:

  • Click Sites part n 2.PNG --> Themes 3.png.
  • Input fundamental parameters inside the form in the page that opens.
  • Add languages which are to be considered in the multi-language behaviour perspective of the Site (it is mandatory to add at least one language and set it as "default") and save.
File:Sites part 11.png

Now the Site is available in the Site list and it is possible to start adding the site-specific elements and contents as follows:

  • Enters the Site list.
  • Go to the Site detail by clicking on the Site row in the list and make desired editing.

Site detail loads with the site-specific dashboard and left menu comprising entries to access site-specific objects and Content Manager (Content Manager will be available only if there is at least one active site-specific Content Model already stored).

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