Logging in with DirectEdit™

The layout that is viewed upon logging into the CMS depends upon the role of the user. Content contributors can use an on-page link called the DirectEdit link from a published page. Users are logged in directly to edit that page rather than having to navigate a file structure. In this case, the predominant view is the WYSIWYG editor. In addition the WYSIWYG view, when navigating the CMS various functions are available on the tabbed interface depending upon the authority level of the user.

Accessing a Page

Pages are accessed in one of two ways: the DirectEdit link or navigating through the folder structure within the interface itself. In both cases, users must have been granted editing access to the page in order to access it. When using the folder structure to navigate, users must have access to the directories/folders leading to the page to be edited in order to traverse through the structure.

Editing a Page with the DirectEdit method.

1. Click the DirectEdit link on the published page.

2. Login.

3. Select an editable region.

4. Edit the page.

5. Save and publish the page (or send to an approver).

More Details

Initial access is granted from the institution’s main website by navigating to the page to be edited and clicking on the DirectEdit link. DirectEdit links are determined by the template design. For example, Gallena University’s DirectEdit link is the “Last Updated” date found in the footer of the web pages.

DirectEdit Link

The username and password would need to be provided by the system administrator. Once logged in, the browser session is persistent and a user can open another page without having to log in again.

Login Box

Editable Regions

The view when accessing a page directly depends on the type of page or content being accessed. The page may include many editable regions, just one area that can be edited or may provide an Asset Chooser or Image Chooser by which only specific content may be selected.

Editable Regions

Selecting an editable region button provides access to edit that area using the WYSIWYG editor


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