The content tree

The content tree contains content instances of any type. It can be used i.e. in a Content Management System, where the page tree of a website can be administered inside the [fleXive] backend administration. Mind that when we speak of the content tree, in fact we speak of 2 separate trees. The live and the edit tree. This will be explained in detail in this section. You can find the content tree in the tab Content Tree.

The content tree GUI allows you to administer the 2 separate trees:

  1. The Live Tree
  2. The Edit Tree

The Live tree holds content instances which have been activated in the edit tree. It is not possible to create content instances directly in the live tree. You can activate tree nodes, representing content instances, or subtrees via the content tree's context menu.

Furthermore it is possible to change the appearence of the node's textual representation. You can choose between the caption and the node path of a tree node.

The UI provides the following elements to handle these different views:

  1. Button to switch between caption and node paths
  2. Button to switch between edit and live tree

See the core components chapter edit and live modes for additional information.

To activate the context menu rightclick on a tree node. Not all features shown on the following screenshot are always available. For example, attaching a content instance is only possible, if the instance has been loaded into the instance editor before.

The context menu provides the following functionality: