Configure Content Management sites

Planning a CMS site involves obtaining resources, communicating with others about design, and gathering content.

Before you begin

Role required: content_admin or admin

About this task

The following steps are a high-level overview of how to set up a site.

Procedure

  1. Plan and design your content.
  2. Create a site.
    The site is the container that holds all the content. To simplify your process, you can copy an existing site and edit its components. For more information on creating a site, see Create a site. For more information on copying a site, see Copy a site.
  3. Add pages to the site.
    Pages contain blocks of information for the site. For more information, see Create a content page.
  4. Create content blocks to customize the layout, headers, menu navigation, lists, and static and dynamic content.
    Content blocks are chunks of actual HTML that make up the content page. There are various content block types available to help with your customization. For more information, see Content blocks.
  5. Add style to your site using themes, style sheets, and frames.
    Neither content sites or content pages reference style sheets directly. Configure them using the Themes or Style Sheets options. For more information, see Style in Content Management.
  6. Test the site.
    After you create or modify a site, test the site to ensure that content displays properly and all links work correctly. For more information, see Test the site.