CMS for editors > Getting started > User interface > All properties editing

Working in All properties editing view

The All properties editing view provides editing access to all properties available for content, including those that are not available in the On-page editing view. Select All Properties in the toolbar to access these additional properties.

Areas and properties available for editing are implementation-specific, and depend on the type of content on your website. Here we will describe some tabs and properties as they appear in the Episerver sample templates.

Global properties

If you have content in multiple languages on your website, some properties may be locked for editing in a specific language. These properties are “globally shared” and can only be edited in the master language. Refer to Translating content for information on how to edit these.

Basic info properties

The top gray area displays the basic info properties which are also accessible in the on-page editing view. This area is always displayed in the All Properties editing view.

Property Description
Name The name of the page. Depending on the implementation, this may be the heading of the page, and it is also shown in the page tree structure and menus.
Name in URL The page URL is automatically created based on the name of the page and its place in the navigation. It depends on the implementation if this is visible in links on the website. If you copy a page, the URL of the original page will be copied with a number added to it. Remember to change this if you create new content based on existing page copies. Note that changing the URL for an existing page may cause broken links.
Simple address This is a unique URL that can be added to frequently requested pages on your website, allowing visitors to locate the page simply by typing the simple address name directly after the main URL of the website. Providing, for example, “products” as a simple address makes it possible to find the page just by entering the URL (for example, in the address bar of the browser even if the Products page is located further down in the navigation tree. You can use the Simple address report to manage simple addresses for your website.
Display in navigation Deselect this option for pages that you do not want to be visible in navigation structures or menus on the website.
Visible to Indicates if public access to the content is restricted. Click Manage to change these settings as described in Setting access rights from edit view.
Languages Shows available languages for the content. If you have multiple languages on your website, see Managing multiple languages.
ID, Type Shows the unique ID set by the system and the type of content on which the content is based.


All other properties are organized using tabs. These can be added and modified in code as well as from the administrative interface.

Content tab

The Content tab contains properties for entering the main content, when editing a page or a block in CMS, or catalog content if you have Episerver Commerce installed.

Property Description
Category Categorization of content is useful, for instance, in filtering functionality for search, navigation and listings. Categories must be created in the administrative interface, before they can be applied to content in edit view. Note: A category is a built-in property in Episerver CMS. You can apply categories to content, but your website also needs customized functionality to display the resulting outcome, for instance, in a filtering.
Also, do not confuse content categories with Commerce categories, see Creating a catalog entry.
Main body Example of a rich-text editor property, for adding editorial content such as text, images and links. Refer to Using the rich-text editor for more information.

Settings tab

The Settings tab is default and contains a set of built-in properties for managing publication dates, sort order and shortcuts.

Property Description
Published, Created and Modified These are system-generated timestamps for the content that rarely need to be changed.
Update modified date Select this check box if you have made significant changes to the content and want the system to update the modification date and include the content once more, for instance, in a subscription send-out.
Sort subpages and sort index These are used for defining the sort order for pages in the page tree structure and navigation menus. Refer to Structuring the website for more information on how to structure a website.
Shortcut Shortcuts are used for creating menu or navigation links. A shortcut will not display any content of its own, instead it will become a menu option linking directly to some other content on the same website or on an external website. Click Manage to add a shortcut for the page.

The following shortcut types are available:
  • No shortcut. Creates a link that displays the content you have created. By selecting this, you can also reset the page after using other types of links.
  • Shortcut to page in Episerver CMS. Links to another page on the same website. A visitor who clicks this link will be transferred to the page you have linked to, and kept within the same navigation menu structure.
  • Shortcut to page on another website. Creates a link to an external page or to a document on the server. Remember to include the entire URL address, including "http://".
  • No shortcut, display text only. Creates a heading with no link in the menu, without displaying any information or link to another page.
  • Fetch content from page in Episerver CMS. Creates a link to another page from which content will be retrieved into the original page within the same navigation structure. Useful when re-using content on the website, in which case you only need to maintain it in one place.

From the administrative interface, it is possible to customize and configure default values for selected properties, or to make certain properties mandatory for editors to fill in. Refer to Properties for more information.

Commerce-related content

On an e-commerce website, content can be catalog entries such as products and variants if you have Episerver Commerce installed. Editing this type of content is similar to the editing of pages and blocks in CMS. Refer to Managing content in the Commerce section for more information.

back to top

Episerver User Guide update 16-1 | Released: 2/16/2016 | Copyright © Episerver AB | Send feedback to us