Author: Megan Ross

Snippets

Snippets are inserted into an Editable Region to create styled widgets. From the toolbar, click the Insert Snippet icon. Puzzle piece icon in the toolbar to insert a Snippet. Snippets can be added directly in the region or often nested within other snippets.

A few snippets are very simple. When you insert the snippet, the layout of the final widget shows up and you just change the default text. Read about these What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) snippets.


File Status

Only one person can edit a page within Omni CMS at any given time. The system has status indicators that help make clear why a page is not available for editing as well as who has checked out a page, scheduled an action, or if the page is in the process of a workflow. These icons are shown on many of the screens that display content lists, most notably the File Navigation sidebar, Pages list view, and the My Checked-Out Content gadget.

Checked Out/In

The checked out/in icon, represented by a light bulb, reflects the state of an Omni CMS page or file. When a page or file is checked out no other users can make changes to the item until it has been checked back in. A page is automatically checked out to a user when they begin editing it.


Pages List View

The Pages List View provides access to functionality related to creating new content, uploading, and editing content. It provides a view of the pages, files, and directories that make up the site, and the additional functionality that is available for each file and directory. You can get to this area from the Pages link in the global navigation bar under the Content menu.

Pages List View.


Gadgets

A gadget is a little program that provides additional functionality or streamlined access to functionality within Omni CMS. Additional gadgets may be created at any time and gadget access may be limited by a user’s permissions. Some gadgets are only located on the Dashboard or on the Gadgets sidebar, while others are available in both locations.

Each individual user can choose which gadgets to show or hide on their Dashboard or Gadgets Sidebar; some gadgets are context-specific, meaning that they will only appear when viewing a page or inside an Editable Region.


Dashboard

The Omni CMS Dashboard provides a location within the CMS where you can access user-specific messaging and gadgets. The Dashboard is the default log-in location from the standard Omni CMS Login screen when not using DirectEdit.

In the Dashboard menu on the global navigation bar, you can find links to Workflow and Inbox. These options are also found beneath your name on the My Dashboard page.

Dashboard drop-down menu in the Global Navigation Bar. 

The Dashboard can be customized by choosing which gadgets to show or hide in the view as discussed in the Dashboard Gadgets section.


Global Navigation Bar

The global navigation bar, found at the top of the screen, is the primary way that you will navigate through Omni CMS.

The My Dashboard screen with a red box around the Global Nav Bar.

  • Dashboard: Includes access to your workflow, inbox, and Dashboard gadgets. The Dashboard is the default location when you are not logging in via a DirectEdit link on a page.
  • Content: The Content menu includes access to the main area for editing pages and assets. It consists of several items, depending on your permission level.
  • Reports: Provides access to administrative-level reporting and content management functionality based on your permissions level.
  • Add-Ons: Provides access to additional applications for access through the Omni CMS interface. Access to add-ons may be limited by your permissions.
  • CMS Content SearchAllows you to search Omni CMS for specific content.
  • User Avatar: The menu provides access to your settings.
  • Help: Help menu items include access to the Webmaster’s Blog, Omni CMS Support Site, and other Omni CMS webpages.

Global Navigation Bar.