Edit On Sight
As of InfoGlue 1.1 there is a functionality called “Edit On Sight” or “Edit On Site”. Both names pretty accurately describes what it is. The feature lets the user right-click on texts and links on the actual site (the working copy of the site when in structure view that is) and directly gets the edit view for that content. This is a more intuitive way of managing existing information for many users, especially users who seldom update information.
Edit On Sight works for most template constructs but the developers can disable it sometimes so if you cannot edit some texts you can ask you administrator if it can be fixed somehow by letting a developer change the template a bit. It often depends on if the function interfere with the real html of the page.
Note: This feature must not have been disabled in the installation and the page in question must not have overridden those settings for the feature to work. If you do not know where the working copy of your site is located ask your administrator.
Below is an example of how to edit a page in the www.infoglue.com site.
You browse the working copy of the site to the page you wish to edit. When you see the information you wish to edit you right-click on the text or link and choose “Edit” or “Edit content inline”.
InfoGlue will then direct you to the administrative interface for the text you have clicked on. If you are not already logged on you will be asked to logon and then you will be taken to this screen:
As you see, the label of the attribute you have clicked on is marked with a faded background so you know what you clicked on but it is of course ok to edit any field in the content in this dialog.
After you edit scroll down and click save. After that click close and the page you just edited will be reloaded and you will see the change in its context on the site.
If you choose Edit content inline or double-click on a text the fields get’s opened directly inside the page context. Just edit and save and the page will get updated.
Other edit on sight features
We have already discussed the edit on sight features “Edit” and “Edit content inline” but there are many other features available. For a long time we have worked towards a situation where the user can do most things directly in this environment. Gives a much better user experience and simplifies administration and education.
Below you can see an example:
Change page metadata: This lets you edit the page metadata normally reached from structure tool “Edit node properties”-button.
Create page below current: This lets you create a new page below the current page.
Submit to publish: This leads to the dialog described in “Mass-submit to publishing” under structure tool.
Delete component: Lets you delete the component you right-clicked on.
Change component: Lets you change the component you right-clicked on to another component.
Save page template: Takes you to a wizard where you can save the page setup and reuse it later for other pages.
Save page template: Displays the component properties dialog.
Page structure: Displays the page structure in a tree-like view.
View source: Shows the html-source (if allowed by the browser).
My settings: Allows you to edit your personal admin/GUI-preferences.
Edit on sight menu available through editOnSightMenu-tag
- Change page metadata: This link leads to a dialog where you can edit the page metadata. It’s the same dialog as for editing contents but the fields are those controlling the page metadata etc.
- Create page below current: This link leads to a dialog where you can create a subpage to the current page. It’s quite similar to the dialog you get in structure tool but here it’s with the new design.
- After you save the page reloads and the subpage is probably shown in the navigation if you written it like that.
- Categorize content: This link leads to a dialog where you can get to the categorize content view of the given content.
- After you save the page reloads.
- Publish: This link leads to a dialog exactly like that of “Submit to publish” in normal edit on sight but with the new design.
- After you save the page reloads.
- Send notification: This link leads to a dialog a user can notify another user user about anything. A link is included in the mail automatically.
After you choose the user(s) or roles/groups press next and you will be shown this screen:
You will then get a view where you can close the dialog etc.
- Subscribe to the content: This link leads to a dialog where a user can subscribe to one or many events on the current content. The events are pretty self explanatory. When a event happens a mail will be sent to the user.
- Subscribe to the page: This link leads to a dialog where a user can subscribe to one or many events on the current page. The events are pretty self explanatory. When a event happens a mail will be sent to the user.
- Translate to (language): This link let’s the user enter a translation mode of the current content.
On the left is the new version in whatever language you translate to. On the right is the existing version so it’s easier to know what to translate. When you are done just press save or save and exit.
Content bindings and content creation wizards
Another feature of the structure view is to manage your components as you probably already know. A component may have any number of properties and of these some can be bindings or other kind of properties. Here is an example of a image component (which can link to other pages/external addresses etc):
Any component property not assigned which is a content binding has the icon next to it. This icon leads to a content creation wizard which lets you create new contents from the structure view and you don’t have to switch to the content tool. Since some content types demands some attributes and sometimes special assets the wizard also handles this since version 2.6.0.