Editing Assets

Overview

Editing an asset is similar to editing a page, as several of the same actions and file operations are available. 

Changes made by editing an asset do not affect the files on the production server or  publish target until the modified asset is published. However, changed assets render on the staging server. Publishing can be immediate or scheduled to occur in the future.

Once an asset has been inserted on a page, the page is said to have "subscribed" to the asset and the asset is a dependency of the page. An asset must be published after editing it in order to update the dependent pages that have subscribed to it. Pages that are checked out or otherwise in workflow are updated with the edited asset content, but not published. The republishing of pages subscribed to assets can be throttled by an administrator with the configuration of the account setting for publish threshold.

The available editing tools are dependent on asset type. For example, a Web Content Asset has a mini-WYSIWYG. A Source Code Asset has a mini-Source Editor. A Plain Text Asset does not include a toolbar. LDP Forms and Image Galleries have editing tools specific to those types of assets.

Edit Asset, Typical

Editing an Asset (Generic)

  1. Navigate to Content > Assets.
    Content > Assets
  2. Locate the asset to be edited. Use tags to filter if necessary. By default, assets from all sites within an account are shown, except for Image Gallery and Form assets, which are site specific.

  3. Click on the name of the asset or hover over Edit on the asset row and choose Asset. Assets checked into the system or checked out to the current user can be edited. 
    Edit an Asset
  4. The asset is now checked out to the current user and can be edited.
  5. Make the changes to the asset and Save.

An asset can be opened for editing from the File Navigation sidebar by clicking Assets (at the top, next to Pages), and clicking on the asset name.