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Functional scope of ContentCreator

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The ContentCreator has been developed as a editorial supplement to the FirstSpirit SiteArchitect project development environment.

The aim is to make working with FirstSpirit as easy as possible for editors and to enable them to maintain existing editorial content and to create new content in a short time. Unlike in FirstSpirit SiteArchitect, to do this the editor works directly in the preview of the project in the browser and therefore immediately sees the effects of their changes on the website.

Supported input components

The following input components have been employed as part of ContentCreator implementation (for more information see the particular chapter in the Input components area).

Important When using input components, functions may deviate in their use in SiteArchitect by comparison (see also Restrictions)!

Input component

Function

CMS_INPUT_CHECKBOX

Select multiple items from a displayed list

CMS_INPUT_COMBOBOX

Select a single item from a drop-down list (see also Restrictions)

CMS_INPUT_DATE

Select a date and/or time

CMS_INPUT_DOM

Formatted text with format templates, lists and links (see also Restrictions)

CMS_INPUT_DOMTABLE

Table with formatted text, incl. format templates and links (WITHOUT cell merging and formatting, incl. DOM limitations; see also Restrictions)

CMS_INPUT_IMAGEMAP

Creating image maps (see also Restrictions)

CMS_INPUT_LINK

Option for creating and editing links

CMS_INPUT_LIST

Select from a number of prescribed list items

CMS_INPUT_NUMBER

Numeric input

CMS_INPUT_PERMISSION

Define user permissions. There are limitations when using the component in ContentCreator. For instance, it is not possible to use validation scripts.

CMS_INPUT_RADIOBUTTON

Select a single item from a displayed list

CMS_INPUT_TEXT

Single line of unformatted text

CMS_INPUT_TEXTAREA

Multiple lines of unformatted text

CMS_INPUT_TOGGLE

Toggle between two prescribed values

FS_BUTTON

Icon, button, or link with functionality made available by FirstSpirit script or class, see also below

FS_CATALOG

List of sections or links

FS_DATASET

Dataset selection (see also Restrictions)

FS_INDEX

Lists of datasets, data from external components or modules (see also Restrictions)

FS_REFERENCE

Reference selection

  

Supported design elements

The following design elements in the form area have been employed as part of ContentCreator implementation (for more information, see the Design elements section):

Input component

Function

CMS_COMMENT

Comments on individual parts within the form area of a template

CMS_GROUP

Graphical grouping of input components as a group. Unlike SiteArchitect, in ContentCreator the grouped elements are displayed separately from the tabs parameter definition only in the upper form area (not on the page or below) as tabs. The height and scrollable parameters do not have any effect in ContentCreator.

CMS_LABEL

Adds an additional label to a form. In ContentCreator the size, bold and italic parameters have no effect.

  

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