Support and Documentation

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.

Procedure. To create a site:
  1. From the Navigation Menu, expand Admin, and select Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, click New Site. The New Site widget appears.

  3. Using the following table as a reference, enter values for the site.

  4. Click Save.

The following table describes the settings available for a site. (Your version of Brightspot may have different settings.)

Table 44. Site settings

Field

Description

Main tab

Name

Name of the site. When a user switches to this site, its name appears in the header. The name also appears in various widgets.

SEO Display Name

Appends this value in the <title> tag, after the item's title. For example, if you have a recipe Sugar Cookies with Sugar Glaze, and in this field you add Give Me Glucose in this field, the title tag is <title>Sugar Cookies with Sugar Glaze - Give Me Glucose</title>. Because the <title> tag appears in search results, using this field may help visitors remember your site's true domain name.

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CMS Logo

Image that appears in the 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.

Preview URL

Domain that Brightspot uses to render the item in the preview pane. For example, if you enter http://previews.mydomain.com in this field, and you have an item Cookies, the URL for the preview is http://previews.mydomain.com/cookies. If this field is blank, Brightspot generates the preview from the server it runs on.

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

Content types 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 alter Brightspot's appearance. For example, the statement label { text-decoration: underline; } underlines all field labels. If blank, defaults to the setting at the global level.

CMS Logo

Site logo. Appears in header next to the Navigation Menu. If blank, defaults to the setting at the global level.

All Sites Accessible

If set, editors working in 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 editors of this site can access the item. (Editors 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 editors of this site. For example, if an editor is logged in to the cookies site, and this list contains the cake site, then editors 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 editors of this site can access the item. (Editors logged in to the global site can always access content owned by other sites regardless of this setting.)



Tip

Administrators can provide explanatory notes for fields in the Edit Global widget. For details, see Reading and providing notes for Brightspot fields.