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Sites and site settings

Publishers often maintain more than one site. For example, the following images are from two of the United Nations's sites. One of them is from their top-level site , and another is from their news site

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These sites look similar. The headers and color schemes are almost identical, while the typefaces are different. Colors, typefaces, page layouts and other front-end configurations are part of a site's settings.

Brightspot organizes sites as a hierarchy, and the settings made at one level of the hierarchy flow down to the next level. For example, a publisher of recipes operates four sites, one for each meal of the day. In the Brightspot hierarchy, each of those sites are children of the global site.


A Brightspot administrator can configure all four sites from the global site. If the administrator configures a footer for the global site, all four children sites inherit the same footer; if the administrator uses a blue-on-white color scheme for the global site, all four children sites inherit the same theme. Brightspot's hierarchical architecture helps to keep sites' appearances and layouts consistent—even if they are completely different publications.

Similarly, a Brightspot administrator can apply different themes to individual sites. In the following example, each publication has a different theme.


In addition to front-end settings, the global site has back-end settings. These include the editors's dashboard, the header, and integration with third-party providers such as transcription or text-extraction services.

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