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Getting started

This section describes how to log in to an Episerver website, access features and navigate the different views. Note that the login procedure may be different from what is described here, depending on how your website and infrastructure are set up. The examples described here are based on a “standard” installation of Episerver with sample templates.

Logging in

As an editor or administrator, you usually log in to your website using a specified URL, a login button or link. Enter your user name and password in the Episerver login dialog, and click Log In.

Accessing features

What you are allowed to do after logging in depends on your implementation and your access rights, since these control the options you see. When logged in, the Episerver access menu is displayed in the upper right corner.

Selecting CMS Edit takes you to the edit view as well as other parts of the system. You can go directly to your personal dashboard by selecting the Dashboard option.


Pull down the global menu, available at the very top, to navigate around. The menu displays the different products and systems integrated with your website. Select, for instance, CMS to display available options in the submenu.

Your menu options vary depending on your access rights. These user guide examples assume that the user has full permissions to all functions in Episerver.

Next steps

Refer to the sections below for more information.

  • User interface and Roles and tasks for information about the Episerver user interface and roles.
  • Managing content for information on how to create and publish content.
  • Administration interface for information on how to administer and configure settings in Episerver.
  • Commerce for information on how to work with e-commerce tasks, if you have Episerver Commerce installed.
  • Find for information on how to work with search optimization, if you have Episerver Find installed.
  • Add-ons for information on how to use add-ons from Episerver, if you have any of these installed.
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Episerver User Guide update 16-1 | Released: 2/16/2016 | Copyright © Episerver AB | Send feedback to us