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Caution: This documentation is for eZ Publish legacy, from version 3.x to 5.x.
For 5.x documentation covering Platform see eZ Documentation Center, for difference between legacy and Platform see 5.x Architecture overview.

Editing content

In eZ Publish all content editing is done through the object edit interface. This interface will automatically be displayed whenever you select "Edit" from the context menu, click the "Edit" buttons/icons or create a new node using the "Create new" button just above the Sub items list.

The following text reveals how you can edit a node using different approaches.

Using the tree menu and the context menu

  1. Use the tree menu on the left to locate the node that you wish to edit.
  2. Click on the node's icon in order to bring up the context menu.
  3. Select "Edit" from the context menu. The system will display the edit interface.

Using the "Edit" button

  1. Use the administration interface to navigate to the node (page) that you wish to edit. In other words, make sure that the node is being displayed.
  2. Click the "Edit" button which is located in the preview window. The system will bring up the edit interface.

Using the edit icons

  1. Use the administration interface to navigate to the node (page) which contains the one that you wish to edit. In other words, make sure that the parent node is being displayed.
  2. Look at the "Sub items" window and locate the node that you wish to edit. Click on the node's corresponding edit icon (on the right hand side). The system will bring up the edit interface.

Using the bookmarks

  1. Select a bookmark from either the "My bookmarks" menu in the "Dashboard" tab, or click on the bookmark in the Bookmark section in the collapsible right menu. (Make the menu visible by clicking the angel quotes button in the right upper part of the main menu).
  2. Locate the node that you wish to edit and click on its icon to bring up the context menu.
  3. Select "Edit" from the context menu and click it. The system will bring up the edit interface.

These steps will work for monolingual sites. If you use several languages on your site, please refer to this section for instructions about editing objects in different languages.

Using the object edit interface you can edit the contents of the object which is encapsulated by the node (page) that was selected for editing. This is where most of the work is usually done. You'll use this interface to add, modify or remove existing content. For example, you'll use this interface to publish new articles, edit the contents of existing articles and so on. The following image shows the part which is used to edit the different attributes.

Editing attributes on a content object in the object edit interface

The image above shows how the main part of the edit interface looks like when someone is editing a class group called "Article with comment". An article with a comment consists of four attributes: title, summary, body and comments. Please note that you'll probably be working with a different set of attributes. As the image shows, you can use the input fields to change the values of the content. Once you're finished you should click the "Send for publishing" button. If you just want to save your work without publishing it use the "Store draft" button. This will simply validate your input, store it and allow you to keep editing. The "Discard draft" button can be used to exit the interface and get rid of the changes. Please refer to the documentation of the object edit interface for more information about how to use this interface.

Note: The online editor can be disabled by clicking the "Disable editor" button. This can be handy if the content you are working on does not require online editing.

Balazs Halasy (07/05/2010 9:02 am)

Geir Arne Waaler (07/09/2010 7:44 am)


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