Creating Content Unit Views

How to Create Content Unit Views | Create views for content units, which are stored in the Assets Tree.


Prerequisites:

  • As an administrator, complete prerequisites to enable user access to the Design tab. See Page Builder Prerequisites for details.
  • The following instructions assume that no view inside or outside of the CMS user interface is associated with the content unit.

Page Builder designers can create views in the Preview Content Unit dialog without developers and Visual Studio. Views associated with content units are separate from the content unit itself.

When saved, Ingeniux CMS stores built-in views in Assets > Assets Tree with the following filepath:

Assets\Views\Shared\Editable

See MVC Views as Managed Assets for details.

Content Unit View Filepath

To create a view in Ingeniux CMS:

  1. Navigate to Site > Site Tree.
  2. In the Site Tree, select or create a page with the layout to edit.
  3. Check out the page.
  4. Click the Design tab. The Design Presentation pane opens to the right of the Design tab workspace.

    Design Workspace and Design Presentation Pane

  5. Click the Content Units accordion area in the Design Presentation pane.

    Preview Content Unit

  6. Locate the content unit. Click the Preview Content Unit icon. The Preview Content Unit dialog displays the content unit's XML code and Rough Preview tab. Rough Preview displays a server error.

    Create View

  7. Click Create View. The Design tab displays next to the Rough Preview tab.

    Save View

  8. Choose one of the following steps:
    • Apply changes to the view code in the Design tab.
    • Import the DSS view from the DSS project.
  9. Click Save View. Ingeniux CMS checks out the view to you, and the Preview Content Unit dialog toolbar items display as active.

    Preview Content Unit Toolbar

    Note: Click Undo Check-Out View to revert changes (i.e., checking out the view).

  10. Click Check-In View to check in the view with your changes to publishing targets. The Check In Pages to be Published dialog displays.
  11. Select publishing targets and click OK.