As stated before the Content Tool is used for storing all information in a structured way. In this tool you never worry about layouts or where to present it. The users instead concentrate on maintaining the information itself, including texts, images and other assets you want to handle in Infoglue.
The typical way of dividing work is to let all personnel be allowed to manage information they are qualified to edit in this tool but to centralize layout decisions and site structural management. As this is most common setup the content tool is the mostly used tool of them all.
Introduction to the interface
- 1. Navigation area to the left showing the current content repository. The structure resembles the folder hierarchy you have on your computers file system and you are fully free to structure the contents in any way you want. There are only two different types of items in the tree; folders and contents and folders are just a special kind of content. Also contains possibility to change site/repository.
- 2. Top area = menu/action buttons. This area contains all actions you can perform on the content in the main area. It contains buttons for create, delete etc and many more action.
- 3. Main area: this is where all editing views turn up for this tool.
Notes on the content tree menu
The content tree has some additional features one should mention. One is that it remembers the last known state/expansion of the tree between sessions so you don’t always have to start with a closed tree. However, as this is handled through cookies, IE with it’s limitations on cookies sometimes get “stuck” with a state no matter what. If you want to reset the cookies and reload the tree there is a refresh-button that does just that. It’s located next to the repository drop box. There is also a minimize tree button next to the reload button and that allows for users to maximize the work-area.
There is also a feature that let’s organizations add different custom icons for different content types in the tree. Read how to set it up in the administrative manual.