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Browse and preview site structure

Browse and preview site structure

When the page is selected in the tree pane the page is previewed in a frame. By right-clicking you can access common functions such as edit or delete. You can also reorganize pages dragging them to the new location.

Edit page details

Edit page details

The content on a page is managed through a simple form that is generated by the CMS. N2 supports different types of pages defined through code by a developer. It's easy to add properties on a content type and decorate them with attributes to choose which web control will perform the editing. TinyMCE editor is included with N2 but any editor will work. 

Organize parts on a page

Organize parts on a page

Parts on a page can be moved around on the page. One of the benefits of using a CMS like N2 is that content is treated homogeneously. Whether it's a page, teaser or a configuration item that is never displayed it can be moved, deleted, sorted, copied, exported and all the other operations that you might expect.

File manager

File manager

A simple file manager is included.

Create new item

Create new item

N2 has an integrity system that allows control over which types of items may be created below which. There are a few templates included in the templates project.

Trigger happy?

Trigger happy?

Fortunatly there's a trashcan plugin that intercepts deletes and throw the items in a trashcan instead. A helpful thingie that might avoid a few disasters.

Export & import items

Export & import items

For moving information between installations or just some offline backup. The export file is a zipped xml file.

Versioning

Versioning

Old versions are stored for later reference and republishing. 

Preview changes

Preview changes

Besides versioning the system supports previewing changes before publishing and store a version without publishing it and continue working on it later.

Links

Links

For links within the site there's a window where the page can be picked from the hierarchy.

Content item != page template

Content item != page template

Many situations don't require a full blown page template. The poll sidebar item in the templates project is an example of a user controls whose content is edited separately from the page it's added to.

The question field is an example of a specialized detail. It creates new sub-items representing the question and the answers when the box is checked.

Add parts to a page

Add parts to a page

Most of the time it's easier to handle content through the edit page interface. Parts though are more easily dropped onto a location on a page.