Managing CMS pages

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This article describes how to manage CMS pages.

Prerequisites

To start managing CMS pages, got to Content > Pages.

Each section contains reference information. Make sure to review it before you start, or just look up the necessary information as you go through the process.

Previewing CMS pages

If you would like to see how your page will look before you publish it, you can preview it in your browser.

Note

To preview a draft of your page, link your Zed account to an Yves account.

To link a Zed customer to an Yves customer:

  1. Navigate to Users Control > User.
  2. On the Users list page, click Assign Customers to User: Zed account e-mail in the Actions column. This will take you to the Assign Customers page.
  3. Select a user you would like to assign to your Zed account.
Note

Keep in mind that a customer cannot be assigned to multiple users at a time.

  1. To keep the changes, click Save.

After you linked your Yves customer to your Zed user, make sure that you are logged in to Zed with your Zed account and logged in to Yves with the assigned customer account.

Now, you can proceed with the steps to preview a draft of your page.

You can use the Preview mode from either the Overview of CMS Pages page or the Edit Placeholders editor.

To preview a draft of your CMS page from the Overview of CMS Pages page:

  1. On the Overview of CMS Pages page, click View and select Preview from the drop-down list next to the page whose draft you want to view.
  2. The page in the Preview mode is opened in a new tab of your browser.

To preview a draft of your CMS page from the Edit Placeholders editor, see the Editing placeholders section.

Publishing a CMS page

To keep changes and display them on the shop website, you need to publish them.

You can publish your page either from the Overview of CMS Pages page or from the Edit Placeholders editor:

  • To publish a CMS page from the Overview of CMS Pages page, click Publish in the Actions column. The page is successfully published.
  • To publish a CMS page from the Edit Placeholders editor, see the Editing placeholders section.

Viewing a CMS page

To view a CMS page:

  1. On the Overview of CMS Pages page, click View in the Actions column.
  2. You can select the following options from the drop-down list:
    • Preview: This option allows you to see the way the page will look like on the Storefront before publishing it.
    • In Zed: This option opens the View CMS Page editor that includes general information about a published page, as well as its URL and metadata.
    • In Shop: This option opens a live page on the Storefront.
    • Version History: This option opens the Version History: [Page Name] page that displays all available versions of the page and general information of the version you are currently using.
  3. To view the page details in Zed, select View > In Zed.
  4. On the View CMS Page: [Page Name] page, the following information is available:
    • General information
    • URLs
    • SEO information
    • Placeholders

Tips & tricks
On the View CMS Page: [Page Name] page, you can do the following:

  • Navigate to the page where you can view all available versions for the page, general information of the version you are currently using, and roll back to the previous page version if needed, as well as compare version. To do this, click Version History at the top of the page.
  • Make changes to page layout or its SEO information by clicking Edit page at the top of the page.
  • Add some content to a page by clicking Edit placeholders.
  • Remove a published page (make it invisible) from the Storefront by clicking Deactivate.
  • Make the page visible on the website clicking Activate.
  • Return to the Overview of CMS pages page by clicking Back to CMS.

Reference information: Viewing a CMS page

The following table describes the attributes you see when viewing a CMS page.

ATTRIBUTE DESCRIPTION
General information Section provides details regarding the locales for which the block is available, its current status, block template and time period during which it is visible on the website.
Urls Addresses of the page on the web.
SEO Meta information that includes a meta title, meta keywords, and a meta description per locale.
Placeholders Section shows the translation of the block title and content per locale.

Activating and deactivating CMS pages

You can activate (make visible in the shop application) or deactivate (make invisible in the shop application) CMS pages.

To activate a page, click Activate in the Actions column on the Overview of CMS Pages page.

To deactivate a page, click Deactivate in the Actions column on the Overview of CMS Pages page. This will change the status to Inactive and remove the page from the Storefront.