Brightspot CMS User Guide

Brightspot CMS User Guide

Documentation for creating, publishing, developing, and administering Brightspot and Brightspot applications. Learn to use the publishing tool that is as compelling and as easy-to-use as the experience it powers.

The Brightspot CMS User Guide provides referential material, explainers, and procedures explaining how to use Brightspot features, from getting set up with a dashboard to transitioning assets through a workflow to general administrative functions. See popular topics below.

Editorial content types

Brightspot comes with dozens of content types that fit a vast variety of use cases; however, you can also create your own editorial content types from the basic fields types, such as text and date. You can create abbreviated content edit forms that require just a few fields, re-order content edit forms to better match an editorial workflow, and create customized content types for specialized applications.

Rich-text editor

Brightspot's rich-text editor comes with a number of tools to create content, from formatting and alignment options to a number of innovative enhancements, including inserting media into your content. Brightspot's rich-text editor also comes with collaboration tools like track changes and a word processor-like full screen mode to ensure you have the space to create meaningful content for your audiences.


The Dashboard is an actionable launchpad for both you and your writers. Brightspot allows you to create a one-off dashboard that includes all of the locations of Brightspot a writer needs to access, or apply one at the site or role level to account for your teams. Fully customizable out of the box, dashboards are an important tool for administration and creating content.

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Brightspot CMS accessibility conformance report
Our robust, flexible Design System provides hundreds of pre-built components you can use to build the presentation layer of your dreams.

Asset types
Module types
Page types
Brightspot is packaged with content types that get you up and running in a matter of days, including assets, modules and landing pages.

Content types
Landing pages
Everything you need to know when creating, managing, and administering content within Brightspot CMS.

Admin configurations
A guide for installing, supporting, extending, modifying and administering code on the Brightspot platform.

Field types
Content modeling
Rich-text elements
A guide to configuring Brightspot's library of integrations, including pre-built options and developer-configured extensions.

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