Editing Text-Based Assets Outside the CMS

Users can edit text-based CMS assets such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML, XML, CSHTML, and other text and code files in their own external text editor outside of the CMS.

Users can alternatively edit text-based assets within the CMS. See Editing Text-Based Assets in the CMS for details.
To edit a text-based asset outside the CMS:
  1. Navigate to Assets > Assets Tree.
  2. Check out the text-based asset item in the Assets Tree.
    The asset's Overview tab displays in the main pane by default.
  3. Choose one of the following steps.
    • Select Download in the Properties area of the Overview tab.

      Download Asset via Overview Tab

    • Right-click the asset item, and select Download in the context menu.

      Download Asset via Overview Tab

    The asset item downloads to your local file system.
  4. Open the downloaded asset file in your external text editor, and make and save your file changes within the external editor.
  5. See   for details to upload the edited asset file to the CMS.