With the editing settings and tools you can configure advanced settings related to the content creation and editing.
Using the Editing settings you can:
- Use the Interface settings to e.g. disable regular paragraphs & pages on item-based solutions
- Create and configure custom editor configurations
- Create and manage workflows – a tool which enables you to create and assign roles (e.g. editor or reviewer) to users. Workflows are described in the Drafts & Workflows article under documentation.
Depending on your setup, you may also have access to a number of older settings. These are primarily supported for legacy-reasons, and are documented in the old manual.
The interface settings (Figure 2.1) let you configure various interface settings (no surprises there).
The User Interface section allows you to select a default interface language.
The Paragraph section controls settings related to standard paragraphs:
- Max locking (minutes) – controls for how long a paragraph is locked when a user is editing it
- Space before paragraph – controls how much spacing is inserted before a paragraph. Default is 0
- Require ALT text and title to be filled out in all editors – makes it obligatory to add alt text and title inserted elements before a paragraph can be saved
- Warn when closing paragraph without clicking save or cancel – what it says on the tin
- Disable standard paragaph – disables the standard paragraph. This can be useful if you want to use item-based paragraphs only, or just remove the option of adding new paragraphs completely.
- Enable focal points for standard paragraphs – enables focal points for the image field on a standard paragraph
- Paragraph space mode – select a space mode; standard, div, or none (recommended)
The Page sections controls settings related to the standard page:
- Disable standard page – disables the standard page. This can be useful if you want to use only item-based pages, or want to disable the creation of new content completely.
- Default publish mode – set a default publish mode for new pages; Published, Unpublished, or Hide in menu.
The Editor contexts section allows select editor configurations for particular contexts, like the Ecommerce product descriptions.
You use rich text editors all over Dynamicweb – when you create a new page, when you work with item content, when you create emails or use a forum app, and so forth.
By default, Dynamicweb uses the same editor and editor configuration for all editors – CKEditor 4 with a Default configuration – but you can create your own custom configurations and use them for specific users, user groups, in the forum app, and so on.
To create a new editor configuration:
- Go to Settings > Editing > Editor configurations
- Click New editor configuration in the toolbar – or click an existing configuration to edit it
- Fill in the various parameters and click Save
By default you can choose between two editors – CKEditor 4 and TinyMCE 5:
- CKEditor 4 is more complex but also more powerful
- TinyMCE5 is simpler but also less powerful
Anchor tags set via the Editor only work if the Global setting /Globalsettings/Settings/Designs/DoNotIncludeBaseHref is set to true.
The workflows tool, including version control, is described in the content section of this manual - read more.