Brightspot CMS User Guide

Creating a custom content edit form


Brightspot provides the ability for you to create content edit forms specifically to meet the needs of your publishing requirements.

To create a content edit form:

  1. Click menu > Admin > Users & Roles

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  2. In the Content Forms widget, select the content type for which you want to create a customized content edit form, and then click New. The New Content Form widget appears.
  3. In the Name field, type a name for the form.
  4. From the Scope list, select one of the following:

    • None—The customized content form is the default for all roles to which it is assigned.
    • Global—The customized content form is the global default for all roles, replacing the one automatically generated by Brightspot.
  5. From the Accesses list, select read or write access for all tabs and fields on the form. (This setting applies to the entire form; you can override this setting at the tab and field levels in the following steps.)
  6. To customize a tab and its fields, do the following:

    1. Click the tab field to expand it. A form appears with the tab’s name, access level, and fields.

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    2. In the Name field, type a name for the tab.
    3. From the Access list, and using the table Access options table as a reference, select one of the access options.
    4. To hide a visible field, drag it to the Hidden Items list. (Don’t hide a field that is required in the default content edit form.)
    5. To show a hidden field, drag it to the Visible Items list.
    6. To reorder visible items, drag them to the required position.
  7. To change a field’s name or access level, do the following:

    1. Click the field. A form appears.

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    2. In the Name field, type a name for the field.
    3. From the Access list, and using the table Access options table as a reference, select one of the access options.
  8. Group fields within the tab by doing the following:

    1. Under Clusters, click Add Group. A Group form appears.

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    2. In the Name field, type a name for the group.
    3. From the Access list, and using the table Access options table as a reference, select one of the access options.
    4. From the Fields list, drag fields into the group and in the desired order.
  9. To change the placement of a widget on the content edit form:

    1. Click the widget field to expand it.

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    2. From the Placement list, select one of the placement options.
  10. Click Save.
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