Creating Sites

You can create as many sites as you need with Brightspot. Before you create a site, review the global settings in Settings for the Global Site, and try to use as many as the defaults as possible. Using the global settings reduces the maintenance effort on each site’s configuration.

If you are publishing to a localized site, create a site for it instead of publishing to the global site. For example, if you are publishing to a site that renders in French, create a dedicated site for it as described in this section.

  1. From the Navigation Menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.
  2. In the Sites & Settings widget, click New Site. The New Site widget appears.
  3. Using the following table, enter values for the site.
  4. Click Save.

The following table describes the settings available for a site.

Site Settings
Field Definition
Main
Name Name of the site. When a user switches to this site, its name appears in the Brightspot Header. Also appears in various widgets.
CMS Logo Image that appears in the Brightspot Header.
Urls List of URLs that prefix all pages in this site. Brightspot truncates any trailing slashes. For example, an entry http://www.desserts.com in this list creates URLs of the form http://www.desserts.com/mypage.
Site Category Category with which site is associated. For information about creating site categories, see Creating Site Categories.
Dashboard
Resources Settings for the Resources widget. If blank, defaults to list of resources at the global level. For information about the Resources widget, see Resources.
Common Content Settings Types of content that appear in the Quick Start widget. If None, defaults to settings at the global level. For information about the Quick Start widget, see Quick Start.
Bulk Upload Settings Sets the default file type in the Upload Files widget. if blank, defaults to setting at the global level. For information about bulk uploads, see Upload.
Advanced
CMS CSS Class Additional lines of CSS code that impact the Brightspot GUI. For example, the statement label { text-decoration: underline; } underlines all field labels in the Brightspot GUI. If blank, defaults to the setting at the global level.
CMS Logo Site logo. Appears in Brightspot Header next to the Navigation Menu. If blank, defaults to the setting at the global level.
All Sites Accessible If set, users logged in to this site can access content owned by other sites. Overrides access settings in the Sites widget. For example, if the Sites widget indicates no other sites can access an item, marking this checkbox overrides that setting and users of this site can access the item. (Users logged in to the global site can always access content owned by other sites regardless of this setting.)
Accessible Site List of sites whose items are available to users of this site. For example, if user is logged in to the cookies site, and this list contains the cake site, then users logged in to cookies can use items owned by cake. Overrides access settings in the Sites widget. For example, if the Sites widget indicates an item is owned by cake and no other sites can access an item, adding cake to this list overrides that setting and users of this site can access the item. (Users logged in to the global site can always access content owned by other sites regardless of this setting.)