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Branching to edit a page - Editing Content in V3

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Log in to the CMS with your username and password.

From the View menu, choose the workspace that fits the task at hand. We’ve created a few preconfigured workspaces to get you started. Today we’ll stick with default.


Use the File View panel to navigate to your page. Expand the tree to navigate or find your page using search, based on page name or ID.


By the way, you can always use the globe to get home.


Once you find the page you want to edit, branch it.

Branching is the best way to edit live content. By branching, you create a copy that can be edited and previewed without affecting your live site.


Branch first by selecting a page or image. Right click, or go to Edit Menu to select Branch. The purple brace to the left will indicate branched files. Start making changes to your new branch. It will be in the Draft state. You can edit in the Form and Inline modes, Which we will demo in the next chapter.


Save and preview to verify your updates. The UI now supports simultaneous viewing of assets via tabs, so you can have both branches open simultaneously to compare. Clicking on the tab changes the overall context of the CMS, and you can see that reflected in the File View panel, which adjusts its content location based on the selected asset.

Once you are happy with your changes, you can use the Workflow to send the page for review.


Below the tabs is the content action bar, which shows all the available options for the selected assets, such as reload, device selector drop downs, and the output selector,  The Editing and Preview modes, and Last Published view, Save button, and Workflow options.

So from the content action bar, select the Workflow option and choose Stage to deploy your changes on the staging server for review before making them public. Use Last Published view, a new feature of the UI, to choose and view the link for the staging server.


Approve and launch to your site visitors. Once you have completed your review on Stage, you will use the same steps to use the Workflow and deploy the page Live.

When you refresh the File View panel, you will see the branch that was live Retired automatically.

Use Last Published view to check your newly updated Live page.


That’s a quick look at editing and publishing your pages in V3. Let’s now take a look at the WYSIWYG and Inline Editing experience.

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