Almost all web editing will take place from the web browser using PageBuilder. However, there may be times when you need to know the CMS folder location of another web page, usually because you want to make a quicklink to it. If you cannot figure out where such a page is located within the CMS folder structure, there is a
quick trick for finding content.
Content in the Workarea of the CMS is stored in alphabetically ordered folders that contain similarly ordered subfolders. The structure of these folders was created when the site was originally loaded into the CMS. This was a few years ago, so the names of some programs and departments and their corresponding folder names have changed. However, the content must remain in the folder it was originally placed in at the time the new system was created.
if your website has not yet been converted to the new IUP layout, there will still be a breadcrumb trail at the top of every page on your website. The sections of the breadcrumb trail will usually match the folders in the CMS workarea. For example, the breadcrumbs at the top of this webpage show that this page is located within the Basic Editing folder, which is in the How To folder of the Web Team’s site.
Because folder names are updated but must remain in their original folder, your area’s content may not be stored where you would expect it. As shown in the example at the right, you might look for “Employee and Labor Relations” under “E,” but it will be found under “I” because, at the time the folder was created, it was called “Industrial and Labor Relations.”
If you cannot locate your content, there is a quick trick to finding it in the CMS.
Sometimes you will have content to edit, or to which you want to quicklink, but won’t know where it is in the CMS. There is a trick to finding it.
In the web browser, log in to Staging and go to the web page which you are trying to locate. From here, the process varies depending if your site has been converted or not.
Click the “switch to edit” button on the editing toolbar at the top of the page.
Moving your mouse over the page will show boxes appearing around the separate items of content displayed there. Hover your mouse over the content you need to edit, then click once on the menu icon in the top right corner of that box (three horizontal lines). Click on “Properties.” This will open the Workarea to the Properties tab of that content block. Toward the bottom of the Properties tab is a line labeled “Path.” This shows the folder location of the content item. You can also look at the left side of the Workarea to see in which folder the content is located.
If you want to locate the page in the CMS in order to quicklink to it, then you'll need to see the properties of the page layout, not the content.
Always quicklink to a page layout — never to content.
When you are logged in to Staging, but are out of preview mode in the browser (meaning when you hover your mouse you will see the green, yellow, or red outlines surrounding content blocks), hover your mouse over the content you need to edit. Right-click and select “Properties.” This will open the Workarea to the Properties tab of that content block. Toward the bottom of the Properties tab is a line labeled “Path.” This shows the folder location of the content item. You can also look at the left side of the Workarea to see in which folder the content is located.
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