Open UI extensions of the CMS - BloomReach Experience - Open Source CMS

Open UI extensions of the CMS

It is possible to extend the UI of BloomReach Experience Manager with extra tools for pages in the Channel Manager. Such a page tool is an application that is either packaged and deployed with the project, or runs on a different server. Tools are shown in the right side panel of the Channel Manager inside an iframe. A JavaScript library is available that can be used for communication between the Channel Manager and the page tool.

A page tool can for example show extra information about a page that is shown in the Channel Manager.

Read more on how to configure a page tool and how to develop a page tool, and follow the Develop a Custom Page Tool tutorial.

By default Open UI Extensions are available for users in the webmaster group.

When at least one page tool is configured a new menu item appears in the Channel Manager.

https://documentation.bloomreach.com/binaries/ninecolumn/content/gallery/connect/library/concepts/open-ui/page-tools-menu-item.png

When it is used the page tool(s) are shown in the right side panel.

https://documentation.bloomreach.com/binaries/ninecolumn/content/gallery/connect/library/concepts/open-ui/page-tools-tabs.png

In future versions more extension points will be added.