All content and functionality of the Sitefinity CMS
pages are defined through widgets.
Widgets are controls which you drag and drop onto
the page in content editing mode, then configure to display content.
Anything you want your page to do is done with a
widget. All the widgets detailed here
are Content widgets, and since you’ll work with those more often than Grid
widgets, we’ll refer to Content widgets simply as “widgets.”
Widgets have properties that are set per widget
which change the functionality of each particular widget individually. There
are no global widget settings.
For example, if you want to display upcoming events
using the Events widget, you’ll need to tell the widget a date range, which
event categories to use, how many events to display on one page, and how to
display them. If you also want a past events
list, you can do that with another Events widget configured differently - they
won’t affect each other.
After you drag a widget onto a page, you’ll need to
tell it what to display in its Edit mode. Each type of widget has its own
Adding Content Using Content Widgets
Content widgets are the main tools of the Sitefinity CMS. They are what control the content shown on a page. After you create a page and go into editing mode, you will be in the Content view by default. You will see a single large area to the ...
Logging In & CMS Overview
Logging In To access your chapter website dashboard, first log in to www.MPI.org, then visit: https://www.mpi.org/Sitefinity. If you are already logged in to your MPI account, you will be taken directly to your chapter’s dashboard when you visit ...
If this seems a bit complicated, don’t worry, the grouping of columns is already done for you within Sitefinity using the different Grid widgets you’ll find in the Layout view of the Page editor. All you have to do is drag them onto the page – no ...
Content block widget
This is the widget you will probably use the most. With this widget, you can enter content using the text editor and its features. You can type and format text, insert images, documents, symbols, and paste in pre-formatted text and tables from ...
Textbox Use this widget to give the user the opportunity to enter free text no longer than a line, such as street address, e-mail, etc. After you drag the Textbox widget in your form, click the Edit button in the upper-right corner of the widget. ...