Once you have added your sites into CMS Commander and set up your content sources it is important to understand how loading information from specific sites of yours works and how you save updates to one or more of your sites.
The sitelist with 4 added sites.
CMS Commander uses a sitelist titled “Your Sites” to allow you to quickly access them. The list of sites is displayed on the right side of every page in CMS Commander where it is required.
The “Your Sites” list displays all your websites at a time, no matter what CMS they use, but even if you have a very large number of sites it offers you several options to quickly find the site you need:
- 5 checkboxes at the top which allow you to select all your websites or all sites of a specific CMS, i.e. all WordPress websites.
- A instant search bar which allows you to filter your sites. Just start typing and the result are displayed in your list of sites immediatelly.
- If you set up Groups while adding sites you can also find a selector checkbox for each group in the site list. Clicking it selects all sites of that particular group.
Loading Content: On many CMS Commander pages you can load content from your sites in order to modify or work on it within CMS Commander without logging into your site i.e. on the “Comments” page you can load comments, on the “Users” page user accounts and so on. To do that each website in the “Your Sites” list has a “Load Content” button next to its name – click this button to retrieve the information from that particular site.
If you have set a Default Website on the Your Sites page (marked in the sitelist with a blue icon) then the information from this website will be loaded by default when accessing a new page in CMS Commander.
On some CMS Commander pages not all CMS can be used, for example comments can not be loaded from Joomla sites on the “Comments” page. In this case the sites of unsupported CMS will be displayed deactivated in the site list and with the “Load Content” button hidden.
Saving Content and Changes: All you have to do to save all your changes to one or several of your websites while working in CMS Commander is to check the sites of your choice in the sitelist and then press the confirmation button of the page you are working on (i.e. the “Create Content” button in the editor). You can either select sites individually or with the “All”, “Group” and “CMS” selector checkboxes at the top of the list. Please note that the site you have loaded content from (if any) is usually selected by default.