Render an 'Edit Content' Button in the Channel Manager - BloomReach Experience - Open Source CMS
01-03-2018

Render an 'Edit Content' Button in the Channel Manager

The Edit Content button is deprecated since Bloomreach Experience Manager 12.2 and has been replaced with the Manage Content button. You are advised to upgrade your templates as soon as possible.

Introduction

Goal

Enable CMS users to open a document for editing straight from within the channel manager by rendering an Edit content button in the preview.

Background

When a channel is previewed in the CMS, an Edit content button can be rendered next to each document. Clicking that button will directly open the document for editing in the visual editor.

Include the Button in a Template

The button can be included in a template using the tag 'hst:cmseditlink'. For example, to render a button for a Hippo document bean in a template variable 'document' you can use:

JSP

<hst:cmseditlink hippobean="${requestScope.document}"/>

Freemarker

<@hst.cmseditlink hippobean=document />

The code above will output all the necessary HTML to render the Edit content button when the channel is previewed inside the CMS. In other cases, the tag outputs nothing.

The tag can also be used to get link to a CMS document. This can be used to render some custom link to a document when a channel is viewed outside the CMS (e.g. when a user is 'logged in' to a channel). Example:

JSP

<hst:cmseditlink hippobean="${requestScope.document}" var="cmsLink"/>
<a href="${cmsLink}">Open document</a>

Freemarker

<@hst.cmseditlink hippobean=document var="cmsLink"/>
<a href="${cmsLink}">Open document</a>

Position the Button

Each button should be located closely to the document it opens. The position of the button can be tweaked with CSS.

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