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In OpenCms since: 8.0 Documented since: 9.5 Latest revision for: 10.0 Valid for OpenCms: 10.5.3

To edit (XML) contents, OpenCms features two possiblities:A third possibility is editing the XML source code. the form-based content editor and the inline content editor. Both are closely related and internally just two modes of the same editor. Nevertheless, each has its advantages and disadvantages:

  • While the inline editor allows you to stay on your webpage, the form-based editor opens as a new page - which is a plus of the inline editor.
  • On the other hand, the form-based editor provides a complete view of all the content and also allows comfortable editing of non-textual values - here the inline editor has only limited capabilities.
  • Moreover, inline editing only works only for the current language. In the form-based editor all languages can be edited.

Check out the topics listed below to get a more detailed impression of the editors.

Using the content editors
  • The content editor is a widget-based editor for editing multilingual (XML) content. Learn how to use the editor.

  • OpenCms allows inline editing of content, in particular text, as in normal word processors. We explain how inline editing works.

Configuring the content editors

How content is displayed in the content editors and even more editor-related options can be configured in the schema definition of a content type. The following topics describe what and how.

  • For each content type you can configure the content editor's appearance via several options in the schema definition. Get an overview of the available options.

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