Marketpath CMS Tutorial Series

Finding Content

Last Updated 7/5/2019

Lesson overview

This lesson shows you how the various ways to find and edit content within Marketpath CMS.

Finding Content with List Views

When you first visit a site you will be taken directly to the All Content dialog. By default, this is an unfiltered a list of all content, excluding Snippets and Menus. It also does not contain any developer related items, such as templates, stylesheets, and scripts.

This list will often show hundreds, or even thousands, of objects used within your site. It is an extremely helpful dialog, especially when used with filters.

Filters

Filters allow you to more easily find the content you’re seeking. There are three types of filters to apply - a search filter, folders filter, and miscellaneous filters. As you apply filters, except the search filter, they will be remembered for each list view. That means the filters you applied while in the Articles list will be remembered the next time you visit that dialog. The same goes for the other dialogs.

Filter by Search

First, the search filter  allows you to type in a simple text search to find content with a matching name or title, or items that contain content with the search term. The search term is not meant to be a complex or dynamic search and will find only exact matches.

For example, if your search term is “save whales” it will not find any content using “save the whales” because of the extra “the”. Or if your search term is “OGT-543” it will not find content with “OGT 543” in it because that content does not contain the dash.

Filter by Folders

You can also filter by one or more folders by clicking the Folders tab and then selecting or un-selecting the folders you want included. Once updated, the filtered list will include all items that use one or more of the selected folders. Since items can only have one parent folder the selection is an OR operation which means it will show all items that use Folder A OR Folder B.

Filters - Miscellaneous

Click the Filters tab to see the other filter types. You can filter content by whether or not it has a URL, by its type (e.g. Article, Blog Post, Datastore, etc), by its status (e.g. published, unpublished, trashed, etc), by the tags it uses, or by the authors it uses.

Filters - Removing 

Once selected, each applied filter will be displayed in the applied filters area. You can remove these by simply clicking them.

Filters - Hiding

If screen space is limited, you can hide the filters by clicking the collapse button at the bottom.

Finding Content with Search This Site

At the top of the primary navigation area is an option called Search This Site. This is a simple search, similar to the list view search filter, so you cannot use complex text queries. It will, however, return all object types, including Snippets, Menus, Image Presets, and more.

Finding Linked Content with Folders, Tags, & Authors

It is possible, and very easy, to find content that uses folders, tags, and authors. For Folders, go to the Folders section in primary navigation, find the folder you want to explore, and click the Browse arrow. When clicked, you will see all items with this as their parent folder. 

The same goes for tags and authors. Click the browse arrow and see all items that use that specific tag or author.
 

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