What You Can Do with the Editorial Content Manager

Use the Editorial Content Manager to:

Create an Editorial Content Zone

Only create a new zone at ePublishing’s direction. Based on your website’s customizations or guidance from ePublishing for the “internal name” of the editorial content zone, follow these steps:

  • Select the CREATE link from the main navigation or within the Editorial Content Manager.
  • Enter the required information. Do not change the “internal name” of the editorial content zone. The internal name must be identical to what was noted by your solutions manager in documentation or statements of work. Changes to the internal name may result in the zone not showing where and when you expect.
  • When entering content into the WYSIWYG editor for BODY, save the changes by clicking COMMIT CHANGES or clicking OK when the dialog box pops up after exiting the WYSIWYG editor.
  • Select the appropriate taxonomy to make the editorial content appear on the site in the right location. This may include tagging it under Site Placement or using a combination of Site Placement and Topic/Category. Taxonomy is unique to each website. Contact your solutions manager with any questions.
  • When you’ve finished updating your editorial content zone, click CREATE.
  • If you make any subsequent changes, be sure to click SAVE.
  • To make your editorial content zone visible on your website, click PUBLISH at the top of the page.

The editorial content zone may not appear immediately on your website. Based on your website’s caching rules, it maye take a predetermined lapse of time before it shows up.

Do not revise the internal names of existing editorial content zones. For key parts of your website, the internal name is programmed into your site template. If you change the name, you risk the editorial content zone no longer showing where and when you want it to.

Edit an Editorial Content Zone

To modify an existing editorial content zone, select either SEARCH, EDIT BY ID or EDIT (depending on your interface) to find the correct zone. After making your changes, click SAVE. The update will be immediately available, based on your website’s caching rules. Follow the instructions in the ePublishing Tools Guide: How do I edit an existing editorial content block?

Here are additional notes about functions not covered in the online guide:

  • Publish/Unpublish: This indicates the current state of the editorial content area on the website.
  • Internal Name:  Existing editorial content area internal names, which are required, cannot be changed without negatively impacting your website. Once an internal name has been created, we strongly recommended you do not change it.
  • Headline:  This is an optional field, and represents the main headline  H1 (in HTML) for the editorial content area.  For most websites, this field can be left empty without affecting the website.
  • Subhead:  This is an optional field  H2 (in HTML)  for the editorial content area.  For most websites, this field can be left empty without affecting the website.
  • Associated Web Link:  Label and URL:  Find specific Web links in these fields. Most editorial content areas do not require these fields.
  • Image: Use this optional field to add an image. Selecting the BROWSE button will call up the Media Manager. Both a main image and a thumbnail can be associated with an editorial content area.
  • Associated Video: Use this optional field to add a video. This tool also makes use of the Media Manager to make this association.  
  • Associated Audio File: Use this optional field to add an audio file (e.g., a podcast). This tool also makes use of the Media Manager.  
  • Associated File: Use this optional field to select a file, such as a pDF, Word document or Excel spreadsheet, to appear in an editorial content area. This tool also makes use of the Media Manager.  
  • Site Placement: This is highly specific to each site. Some sites make limited use of the site placement taxonomy for editorial content areas. If you have a question, please contact your solutions manager.
  • Topic / Category:  This is highly specific to each site. Some sites make limited use of the topic / category taxonomy for editorial content areas. If you have a question, please contact your solutions manager.

A yellow banner will appear at the top when you’ve succeeded in saving your changes to an editorial content area. If a red banner appears, the changes were not saved. Please record the error messages and try again. If the red banner continues to appear after hitting SAVE or CREATE, please contact ePublishing support.

Deactivate an Editorial Content Zone

To remove or suppress an editorial content area from your website, open the zone and check the status. If it shows that it is published, click Unpublish. The editorial content zone will disappear from the website either immediately or after a predetermined lapse of time, depending on your website’s rules.

Delete an Editorial Content Zone

Only DELETE an editorial content zone if it is truly redundant or was mistakenly created.

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