2.2. Working with Chronicle

You perform most Perforce Chronicle tasks by choosing an option from the toolbar, which is displayed after you log in. The following section provides an overview of Chronicle tasks.

[Note] Important

In order to operate Chronicle properly, you must have javascript and cookies enabled in your browser.

2.2.1. Manage Toolbar

Once you have successfully logged in, the Manage Toolbar appears, which is the primary interface for working with Chronicle.

The toolbar includes, from left to right:

Active Branch Indicator
"Live" indicates the active branch. If you create another branch and view it, this indicator will report the new branch's name. Clicking the indicator presents a popup menu of available branches to view and common branch tasks. Please see Section 9.1, “Overview” for more details.
Presents a menu of management operations. Please see the description below.
Clicking Content displays the Manage Content screen, providing easy access to all of your site's content and content management features. Please see Section 3.2, “Managing Content” for more details.
Clicking Add begins the process of adding content. Please see Section 3.3, “Adding Content” for more details.
Clicking Widgets enables widget management mode that allows widgets to be added, configured, or deleted from regions specified by the active theme. Please see Chapter 7, Widgets for more details.
Clicking Help presents the Chronicle in-application documentation, so that you can learn about various aspects of the product while you are using it.
Back to Website
Not shown is the Back to Website item, which only appears when you are viewing management pages, and when clicked displays the home page of your site.
Hi, username
Clicking the greeting presents a popup menu containing the options User Profile, which lets you access your Chronicle profile page, and Logout, which logs you out of Chronicle and ends your management session.

When a content page is being displayed, the toolbar includes some additional options:

Clicking Edit toggles content editing mode. Please see Section 3.4, “Editing Content” for more details.
Clicking History opens a sub-toolbar allowing you to explore previous versions of content. Please see Section 3.7, “Viewing the History of Web Site Content” for more details.

2.2.2. Manage Menu

Content Management Options

  • Content: enables you to create content using Chronicle content types.
  • Content Types: enables you to create templates for content, to ensure consistency and per-type styling.
  • Categories: enables you to categorize your content, providing additional content navigation opportunities.
  • Workflows: enables you to specify states for your content that can specify conditions that must be met to transition to the next state, and actions to be taken during a state transition.

Site Configuration Options

  • General Settings: manage your site's name, its description, and robots.txt configuration.
  • Menus: manage menus to provide navigation facilities in a web site.
  • Themes: manage themes, which control the overall styling of a web site.
  • Modules: manage extensions that can be added to a web site.
  • Search Settings: configure how content is indexed for searching.

User Management Options

  • Users: add new users, edit or delete existing users.
  • Roles: define roles, which can be assigned to users to allow them to perform various kinds of management tasks.
  • Permissions: specify the tasks that each role can perform.

System Options

  • System Information: reports on the current state of Chronicle, its modules and operating environment.
  • Add Site: add a new web site to your Chronicle installations.
Perforce Chronicle - Release: 2012.2/486814