Step 1: Modify a page

Modify the content of a page

If you are logged in you will see the OpenCms editor toolbar on top of the screen. The toolbar allows you to directly edit the page you are currently viewing.

Now let's add some content to this page

  • Step 1: Click on the Add content ("Magic wand") button in the toolbar. You will see a list of the available content types that you can use on this page.
  • Step 2: Click on the first entry "Content section". A list of content sections that have already been created is shown in the dialog.
  • Step 3: Locate the list entry titled "! Default content section (copy model)". If you set the sort order to "Title Ascending" this should be the first entry in the list. Move the mouse over this element. You will notice some icons appearing on the right side of the element box.
  • Step 4: Move the cursor over the Move to page icon, click and drag one element into the page. Possible target areas will be highlighted. Place the content anywhere you like, for example right below this paragraph. When you drop the element you should see the new contents placeholder text and image.
Click 'Add content'
Click 'Add content'
Select 'Content Section'
Select 'Content Section'
Select 'Move to page'
Select 'Move to page'
Drag and drop the element
Drag and drop the element

Content modification options

"Edit point" menu

Have you already noticed the grey "edit point" icon that appears on the right corner of some elements that you see on the page? Move the mouse over one of these icons and you will see a list of options.

  • For example, you can move an element around in the page with the Move in page icon.
  • You can change the appearance of an element in the dialog that appears when you click on Element settings.
  • And of course you can edit the element. You will see how this works on the next page of this introduction.