Creating Editable Regions - Spot Edit Tags


"Spot Editing" allows you to create editable regions on a page while locking out the rest of the page.  To set up spot editing:

1)  Go the  "Settings" menu by clicking on the "Settings" button in the upper right corner of the screen.

2) Change the "Edit Mode" from "Basic" to "Advanced".  Advanced Edit Mode gives you control over which pages can be edited, and what parts of a page can be edited.

3) You will now see another option, "Global Edit".  The global settings for Advanced mode are "All" and "None". These are assumptions about how the editor should treat your pages. If the setting is "All", then the editor will assume all pages are EDITABLE unless otherwise indicated by a special comment you place in the page's HTML code. If the setting is "None", then the editor assumes that all pages are LOCKED unless otherwise indicated by a special comment you place in the page's HTML code. 

Therefore, if you want to set up "spot editing" for only one page on your site,  then you would choose "All" and then place a comment before the part of the  page that you want to lock from being edited. Conversely, if most of your pages to be set up with spot editing, then choose "None" and insert comments in the parts pages you want to be editable.

4) Insert appropriate tags:

<!-- NEEditMode = "basic" --> This sets the page for basic editing, leaving the full page open to editing.

<!-- NEEditMode = "locked" --> This locks the page, preventing it from being edited.

<!-- NEEditMode = "advanced" --> This indicates that the page has designated editable regions) within it.

The editable regions are defined by the following tags:

<!-- BeginNEeditable --> and <!-- EndNEeditable --> .

For multiple editable regions in one page, use the following tags:

<!-- BeginNEeditable "x" --> and <!-- EndNEeditable -->
(Where "x" is a different number for each editable region. The closing tag is generic. Each editable region requires a closing tag. DO NOT nest editable regions.)

Here are the rules: You may have more than one editable region per page. If there is more than one editable region, then each region must be named differently, and each region must open and close separately. There can be no nested edit tags. Make sure to place both the open and close tags within a table cell, or around a full table. Do not split a table with the tags. In other words, do not enclose a table row, or a few table cells within the tags, as this will cause the page to break.



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