New in Telligent Evolution 5.5: The Revert to Default option is available for all pages.
Edit Mode gives you control over any page without having to first navigate to that page, which is particularly helpful when you want to edit many pages at one time or want to edit pages that are hard to reach. Only system administrators can enter Edit Mode because the customization settings you apply in this mode are visible to every community member who navigates to that page. Once you enter Edit Mode, you customize page in exactly the same way as with Customize Mode, but you have additional navigation and saving options.
You can control access to widget customization site-wide for administrators, on user dashboards, on group home pages for group owners, and on blog pages for blog authors.
You can access the edit mode one of the following ways:
Edit the page using the Edit Mode
Click Enter Edit Mode to launch the Edit mode functionality.
The Edit mode appears.
Select which page and what kind of settings you want to edit
Both the pages and the options for editing are contextual to the page where you are employing Edit Mode. An individual's home page will show different options from those available in a group's home page.
Sitewide, group, blog, and user pages are the four contexts that drive the listings in the Edit Mode drop-down lists.
Select a page (if multiple are available)
In the context where you currently are, the drop-down list on the left side of the navigation bar allows you to select which page you want to edit. The example in the screen shot below shows pages that would be available to edit within the context of the group home page (indicated by the "Group" word in the right drop-down list):
If you were in your own or an individual's home page (indicated by the word "User"), the option would appear differently, prompting you to change the only page available at this level:
Select an edit setting (if multiple are available)
In the context of the current page, you will also have a context-appropriate option (or options) for whom to edit the page. For example, in the case of a group page, you'd have the following view:
This indicates you can edit whatever page you choose in the left drop-down list for just this group, or as the default for all groups.
In the case of an individual's home page, you'd see the following options:
The only page available in the left drop-down, appropriate to the context of the page where you're in Edit mode, can be edited for just the current user or as a default for all users.
Select the page layout
There are multiple options for changing the page layout. You can
import a remote page layout template by clicking Import/Export. A
dialog window opens that allows you to browse to the template. The
link allows you to select a one of the out-of-the-box-page templates
provided with Telligent Evolution package. When you click Change page
layout, the page layout templates display.
You can scroll through the page layout templates by click the arrows
on either side of the list. When you select a template, you can click Finish
to close out the customize functionality and assign the new template to
your page. If you want to view the widgets before closing out, click
The list of available widgets displays at the top of the page.
The widgets are categorized in the following concentrations:
For purposes of administrator help, we have grouped the widgets that are not application- or user-specific into the General category.
Select a widget and drag it to onto the template where you want it to display on your page. If you do not see the widget you want, you can use the search text box above the widget list or the scrolling arrows. Almost every out-of-the-box widget is configurable.
Reverting to the default
After you make your selections, you can click to retain your original settings. If you made changes to the default page for a group, user, forum or whatever, the changes will not be retained if you have not saved them as default. However, if they have been saved (as default), the new default is the version that Revert to Default will revert. If you do not click Revert to Default before you exit Edit Mode, any additional changes you've made on top of that default setting save will also be saved.
Saving your changes
When you first
setup a Telligent site, all of the pages in the site are set to the
default. Every forum page, every user profile, and every blog post page on
the site all have the same widget configuration
(the "default" configuration).
When an admin edits a page, he/she can choose between two saving options: Save as Default and Save for Current User.
Saving a page contextually does not change the version of the page last changed (or originated) as the default.
Save as Default
The Save as Default option changes the
default layout of that particular type of page. When you do
that, every page that's currently just using the OOTB default will
automatically pick up those changes to the default layout (for example, every home page). However, any pages
that have been edited away from default will continue to use their edited layouts.
Save for [context]
The second option is the contextual save option. In the screen capture above, the page being edited is the user's home page. Thus the contextual option is to save for the current user. But if, for example, you are inside a
group and trying to edit the forums landing page, you will see that you can
save your new layout for the current group.
When you are done customizing the page, click Exit Edit Mode.
Edit a page appending the URL
Navigate to the page you want to edit.
Append Page-EditMode=True to the page URL, for example:
Press Enter on your keyboard.
Refer to the information above for information about editing the page.