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Editing Pages


To create a page you should first know where to add it under. When a location is chosen the page has to be opened, if it hasn't already, and press the "Add page" button.

Next a box will open where you can add the information about the new page. After choosing a "Page type"/"Design" this options will hide. After correctly entering information about the page press the "Add" button at the bottom.

After creating a page this will turn up in the sitemap, but will only be visible for the visitors when it is published.


Through the sitemap or by browsing on the website, in view mode, pages can be opened. When a user, that has the permission to edit the page, views the page the "Edit bar" will be visible on top of the page.

When a user is in view mode the bar will look like this:

When a user is in edit mode, by pressing in the image above on "Edit page", the edit bar will look like in the image below.

In edit mode more options are available. Leave edit mode by clicking on "Exit edit mode". Next a box will appear that asks you to save the discard changes, preview the new version or publish the version.

Other settings of the page like "Properties", "Design", "Permissions", "Versions" en "Move/Delete" don't have to be present. Whether or not these options available will depend on the permissions given to the user group you are currently in.


Add a new block to a page by clicking on a link like in the image below. The "Add to [Area]" links give the option to add blocks to that area.

After clicking on the link like the one in the image above, the "Add Block" window will open. Here it's possible to add new blocks to the area. Choose a block and click on the name or the plus (+) sign, the editor of that block will now open.

Block editors change per block, almost none are the same.

"Add Block" window with all the blocks available.


In edit mode all blocks, that are added, will have a border, which is a red dotted line. When you move your mouse over the block it will highlight, even though the color of the highlight is darker.

Normal (inactive) Active (highlighted)

After opening the block, the block editor will appear.


After editing a page you want to save the changes. Press the "Exit edit mode" button and the window in the image below will appear. You can name the version and then select the option you want.

  • Discard My Edits
    • Undo all changes and return to the latest saved version.
  • Preview My Edits
    • Save all changes, but don't publish the page yet.
    • When a page is opened in view mode, by a user that can edit the page, the latest saved version, also preview versions, is displayed. The link "This version is waiting approval. Approve this version." will be shown to quickly publish the page.
    • When another user edits the page he/she will continue in the latest saved version, even when it is saved by another user.
  • Publish My Edits
    • Save all changes and publish the page on the website. This option is not available when you have no rights to publish the page.
    • When a page is published you only publish that page and not its subpages.

Like described above there can be multiple versions of a page. Every time you save a page a new version is created. This is useful, because you can always return to an earlier state of the page.

The button "versions" in the edit bar (when available) will show a list with all the versions of the page and options to compare, delete and publish versions.

"This tutorial was originally written by Tom de Bruijn in 2009 and has been adapted in 2010 for Full Flavour Media's Concrete5 users"

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