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Accessing the page editor

Method 1

1. To edit an existing page simply preview it (by clicking on its name). Enable Direct Edit by clicking the OpenCms icon (OpenCms logo and icon) on the far right:

Enabling direct edit in OpenCms

2. You can now mouse over grey bullseye icons (Bullseye icon) on the page to view editable areas with red dashes. Click the edit icons (Edit icon) to access the editor for that selection:

Using Direct Edit in OpenCms 8

3. Left and right columns of a page are accessed via separate editors.

Method 2

1. Another way to edit pages is to find the page in the Explorer Screen (it might be in a folder or sub-folder depending on the navigation structure of your site). Then, left-click the page icon (Page with free text icon) and select Edit page from the drop down menu. Depending on your internet connection, it may take some moments for the drop down menu to appear:

Editing a free text page in OpenCms

Hint
If you ever have problems viewing page icons you can also right-click the page name and select Edit page from the drop down.

It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with folders and sub-folders as you will use method 2 when adding new pages or editing page properties (like navigation text).

Editor

You are now in the "what you see is what you get" editor!

Opencms "what you see is what you get" page editor

Next page: Creating new pages

Also see: What do the editor buttons mean

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