Properties are key-value pairs that are attached as metadata to resources in OpenCms. There are several predefined properties used at various places, e.g., the
Title or the
NavPos property. Properties can be exposed or hidden from content editors and you are also allowed to define your own properties.
Here we explain how to edit properties.
The properties dialog can be opened from various places:
The "Edit properties" dialog allows you to edit properties of a resource. Depending on your permissions and the actual resource it may differ slightly. The dialog has the following tabs:
The edit properties dialog (see Figure [properties_dialog]) shows the values of properties
For inherited values of properties you get information on where these values are set by hovering over the little "info"-icons.
Except for the "Basic Properties" tab, all properties shown are grouped into "Used Properties" and "Unused Properties". Open the "Unused Properties" group to set the value of a property that has not yet any directly set nor inherited value.
The dialog also allows you to add new propertiesThat means, properties that are not set on any other resource in the VFS. To do this, click the gear wheel in the lower left corner of the dialog.