User Interface

This topic applies to

Applies to

Commerce Web Stores | Site Management Tools

 

 

Commerce web stores Site Management Tools lets you efficiently manage your content. The user interface is displayed after successful login. See Log In for more information on logging in to Site Management Tools.

The SMT user interface consists of the following primary components:

  • Site management toolbar

  • Side panel

  • Content controls

  • Category menu

  • Pages menu

Site Management Tools Toolbar

After you log in to SMT, the site management toolbar is displayed at the top of the page. This toolbar gives you the following tools:

1 — Link to NetSuite

Click the Oracle NetSuite image to open a new tab and automatically log in to your NetSuite account. See SMT Link to NetSuite.

2 — Overview Mode

Click Overview Mode to manage categories, pages, published content, and expired content.

3 — Preview Mode

Click Preview to see how the site looks to visitors. Preview mode hides area highlighting as well as the edit or remove buttons for content.

4 — Edit Mode

Click Edit on the toolbar to enter edit mode. In edit mode, you can make changes to existing content, remove content, or add new content. For more information, see Content.

5 — Review and Publish Changes

Click Review & Publish Changes on the toolbar to view the unpublished changes list. See Review and Publish Your Site.

6 — Settings

Click Settings to access the Custom Content Types menu. You can also access the Theme Customizer menu, if you have an active theme in your account. For more information on the Theme Customizer, see Theme Customizer.

7 — Link to Help Center

Click the icon to be taken to NetSuite help center.

8 — Logout

Click the icon to log out of SMT administration.

9 — Current Page

This displays the URL fragment of the current page you are on.

10 — View Site As Of

In Preview and Edit modes, this enables you to select a date and time for previewing or editing the site. This gives you access to content with a future start date or time that may not be currently displayed. See Preview Your Site.

11 — Preview Screen Sizes

Click this button to display the preview screen sizes toolbar. See Preview Screen Sizes.

12 — Include Unpublished Changes

Click Include Unpublished Changes to include unpublished changes in the preview of your site. See Include Unpublished Changes in Site Preview.

13 — Advanced Preview

When in preview mode, click Advanced Preview to display the Personalized Customer Views. This lets you view the site based on different customer groups. See Personalized Customer Views.

Overview Mode

1 — Categories

The Categories menu is displayed in overview mode when you click Categories. This menu lets you manage commerce categories. See Commerce Categories in SMT.

2 — Pages

The Pages menu is displayed in overview mode when you click Pages. This menu lets you manage landing pages and custom page types, or edit an existing enhanced page. See Pages in SMT.

3 — Published Content

The Published Content menu is displayed in overview mode when you click Published Content. This menu shows all currently published content and lets you manage it grouped their assets common URL. See Published Content.

4 — Expired Content

The Expired Content is displayed in overview mode when you click Expired Content. This menu shows all currently expired content and lets you manage it grouped their assets common URL. See SMT Expired Content.

Preview Mode

Click Preview to see how the site displays. Preview mode hides area highlighting as well as the edit or remove buttons for content on the site. The site management toolbar is displayed in preview mode, but the add button is not available.

Personalized Customer Views

This information refers to SuiteCommerce or the 2019.2 release of SuiteCommerce Advanced or greater.

Customer Segment Preview lets you view your website as individual customer groups view it. You can build customer specific catalogs based on a variety of criteria. These customer segments let you determine what is available to different customer groups. It also affects what items are returned during a search.

See Personalized Catalog Views.

Edit Mode

Click Edit Mode and you can see the option to include published changes is removed, this used only in preview mode. The Add Content button and Page Settings button, denoted by the ellipsis, are added. In edit mode, you can make changes to existing content, remove content, or add new content.

1 — Add

To add content to a page, click Add on the site management toolbar. This displays the side panel and lets you select the type of content you want to add.

For information on the different types of content you can add, see Website Content.

For information on Merchandising Zone Content, see Merchandising Zone Content.

2 — Edit Page Settings

When you are in Edit Mode, click Edit Page Settings, denoted by the Ellipsis, to enhance or remove enhancements from a page.

Review & Publish Changes

Click Review & Publish Changes and you have two tabs:

  • Unpublished Changes — Displays all unpublished content and lets you review, sort and filter, and publish all or individual pieces of content.

  • Visibility Timeline — Displays all future visibility dates, this is content that displays or expires in the future.

Settings

The SMT Content Manager lets you enable and disable core content types and custom content types. When disabled, the content type is not displayed in the side panel for editing, and you cannot add any of that content type. However, if the site already contains content of that custom type, it is still displayed on the site.

To enable or disable a content type:

  1. Click Settings, denoted by the gear icon, on the toolbar. This displays the Content Manager. Disabled content types are displayed in the Inactive Content Types list and enabled content types are displayed in the Active Content Types list.

  2. Drag a content type from the Inactive Content Types list to the Active Content Types list to enable that content type.

  3. Drag a content type from the Active Content Types list to the Inactive Content Types list to disable that content type.

    Note

    When you make a content type inactive, no new content of that type can be added to the site. Any content of that type that is already available on the site, continues to display.


  4. Exit the Content Manager by selecting a different mode from the toolbar.

View Site As Of

This information refers to SuiteCommerce or the 2018.2 release of SuiteCommerce Advanced or greater.

Because content may be visible only during a specified time frame, you have the option to view the site as a visitor sees it on any given date and time. The View Site As Of date picker on the SMT toolbar lets you choose a date and time and preview how your site displays at the chosen time. This also works in Edit Mode.

SMT Link to NetSuite

While logged into Site Management Tools, you can easily access your NetSuite account. Click the Oracel NetSuite logo, a new tab opens and you are automatically logged in to your NetSuite account.

Content Controls

These Content controls are displayed in different areas throughout Site Management Tools. You will see one or more of the content controls on the following menus:

  • Edit Mode

  • Pages

  • Published Content

  • Unpublished Changes

  • Visibility Timeline

Control

Name

Description

Edit

The Edit button is displayed when you point to a piece of content. Click Edit to display the content’s settings in the side panel.

Remove

The Remove button is displayed when you point to a piece of content. Click Remove to expire the content. Expiring content sets the visibility end date to the current time. See Discard Content Vs Expiring Content for more information.

Preview

The Preview button is displayed when you point to a piece of content. Click Preview to display the content in the side panel.

Browser Requirements

The following web browsers support the SMT administrator interface:

  • Chrome

  • Firefox

  • Safari

  • Internet Explorer 11

SMT is compatible with the most current and the previous versions of these browsers, excluding Internet Explorer 10 which is unsupported.

If your browser is not listed as a supported browser, it does not mean that it does not work with SMT; it means that SMT was not fully tested with your browser. If you log in to Site Management Tools with an unsupported browser, a message may display that you are using an unsupported browser. This means that you are using a browser that is known to be incompatible with SMT. If this occurs, change to a supported browser.

Note

Website visitor browsers are not subject to the supported browser list. However, Internet Explorer 8 is not supported. Visitors can use any browser or device for accessing the site without affecting page display or performance. Only Site Management Tools administration is subject to the browser requirements listed above.