WiscWeb CMS - Editing Text via Red Dots

While various Content Class blocks contain textual content that you can edit, we will work with one of the basic Content Classes: what the WiscWeb team calls an "article."

  1. In SmartEdit, navigate to a page that contains an Open Block red dot with some paragraphs of text below it.

    Open Block

  2. Click on the red dot next to the Open Block text. By clicking this arrow, you are making the data of that Content Class's block be in an "open" state, causing it to be editable.

    Open Block Edit Page

  3. Click on the solid red dot that appears next to Edit Article.

    Edit Article

    Once you click on the red dot, a new window will appear that allows you to modify the text with a variety of options for formatting and structuring your content:

    Text Editor

    Note: Currently the text editor within CMS does not work well with Safari nor Google Chrome. We recommend using either Internet Explorer or Firefox.

  4. Make some modifications to the text and click OK in the lower-right corner.

    Press OK.

    You have now updated the text on the page. At this point, you can follow Steps 3 and 4 for the same text or other text to make more modifications. When you are finished, you should save the changes that you have made.

  5. To save your changes, click the upward-left-facing Close Block red dot on the page.

    Close block

    The page should then turn back to the state that it was when you first viewed it:

    Original state of block

What we have done in these steps is utilize the red dots within CMS to modify the textual content of a page. By clicking on the solid red dots on a page, we have control over the individual placeholders' content.

Keywords:reddots edit text article dots open block blocks close closed, wisc, web, wiscweb   Doc ID:14992
Owner:Ryan H.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2010-08-26 19:00 CDTUpdated:2014-12-02 12:34 CDT
Sites:WiscWeb CMS
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