Brightspot CMS User Guide

Anatomy of a content edit page

You create and modify content in Brightspot by using the content edit page. Though the fields, tabs, and widgets of a content edit page vary by content type, their anatomy is similar.

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Editorial toolbar

The editorial toolbar sits at the top of the content edit page.
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It contains the following:
  • The title of the content type and the name of the asset you are creating or modifying.
  • A preview icon (visibility) that opens and closes the preview pane. For details, see Previewing content with the preview pane.
  • A save (save) icon that saves an asset that has not yet been published. For details, see Creating a draft.
  • A calendar (date_range) icon that opens a date picker you can use to schedule a publish event at a set time. For details, see Creating a schedule.
  • A workflow or publish button (depending on your site's configuration) that either moves the asset through a workflow or publishes it. For details, see Moving assets through a workflow.
  • A More (more_horiz) icon that opens the editorial tools menu containing additional options both before and after publishing.


Each content type contains a number of tabs that house additional fields related to the asset you are creating or modifying.
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Though these tabs vary by content type, they often include the following:
  • Main—The main set of fields required to build an asset of the selected content type.
  • SEO—A set of fields related to search engine optimization. For details, see Configuring SEO for an asset.
  • Overrides—A set of fields that override elements of the asset you are creating or modifying.
  • Analytics—A dashboard containing analytics relating to the asset you are modifying. For details, see Viewing item-level analytics.
  • Translations—A set of fields related to translating the asset into different languages and locales. For details, see the translation service provider documentation found in the Brightspot Integrations Guide.
For a more precise list of tabs available across different content types, see the Brightspot Content Types Guide.


Each content type contains a number of widgets that allow you to better manage the asset you are creating or modifying.
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These widgets rarely vary by content type; however, the inclusion of some of them depends on your site's configuration and on certain third-party integrations your site may have. Standard widgets include:
  • URLs—A widget to manage permalinks and redirects. An asset's permalink is often auto-generated from the slug field, which itself is auto-generated from the asset's title or headline. For details, see Asset URLs.
  • Sites—A widget to manage ownership of the asset. For details, see Sites widget.
  • References—A widget that contains links to other assets that reference the asset you are modifying. For details, see References widget.
  • Revisions—A widget that lists the revision history of the asset you are modifying. You can compare each revision to the live version of the asset. For details, see Revisions widget.

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