Chronicle is a web content management system that enables you to manage your web content in a simple, easy, and efficient manner. You can make quick edits to your content or dig into the raw HTML and make more in-depth changes. This chapter covers the basics of creating and managing web content, and reviewing the history of your content as it changes over time.
In-Place Mode and Form Mode
In-Place Mode allows editing content within the page layout, with the position and appearance maintained. This makes it significantly easier to make changes to suit the presentation.
Form Mode provides more traditional editing of content where each element in the content, including those hidden from normal presentation, is displayed in a form.
While you are editing a content entry, if another user edits or deletes the same content entry, a notification appears so you can decide how to proceed.
The Chronicle editor provides commonplace style controls, such as typeface selection, type size, tag selection, color, alignment, indentation, bullets, link creation, and image inclusion. There is a "source" mode when custom markup is required.
Content types allow you to define the structure of your content. A content entry might be as simple as a title and a body, or require many more elements such as dates, images, selections.
Menus & Categories
Chronicle provides menus and categories which provide the tools so you can organize your content both for logical and navigational purposes.
Workflows are processes you can create and use to help guide your content from creation to publication. A simple workflow might include the states draft and published, but content for more technically-oriented audiences may require review states such as technical, language, legal, and marketing. Workflows can restrict transitions between states by conditions, such as which user is making changes. Successful transitions can invoke actions, such as notifying reviewers when transitions occur.
Widgets allow you to customize the appearance of pages with features such as additional text, images, menus and more without requiring any knowledge of HTML. You might use widgets to provide contact information throughout your site, or to highlight new product images.