Site Management Tools

This topic applies to

Applies to

SuiteCommerce Web Stores

This version of SuiteCommerce Site Management Tools includes the following enhancements:

CMS Page Record

When you create a landing or enhanced page in SMT and publish it, a CMS Page record is created in NetSuite. This release exposes the CMS Page record in NetSuite. This gives you the ability to edit the page attributes in NetSuite without having to login to SMT to make the changes.

Note

The CMS Page record is not created until the page is published.


If you add a new landing page through the CMS Page Record in NetSuite, instead of through SMT, the new page is automatically placed into a published state. Additionally, if you edit a CMS Page Record for an existing landing page, the changes are automatically placed into a published state. Automatic published state is useful for simple tasks such as editing the site meta description or adding meta keywords.

See CMS Page Record.

Commerce Category Visibility Dates

This release introduces a significant change to the visibility of Commerce Categories on your site. Previously, Commerce Categories were immediately visible on the site. This release brings you visibility dates for Commerce Categories. This enables you to set visibility start and end dates to specify when a category should be displayed on the site.

For example, you have a category named Summer Fun that you want to display from June 15 to August 30. Now you can set the visibility start and end dates for that category, and it is available on your site only during those dates. Likewise any items assigned exclusively to that category are also available only during those dates.

Visibility options include the following:

  • Always visible

  • Display at a certain date and time and never expire

  • Display at a certain date and time and expire at a certain date and time

Other important and related features include:

  • Visibility timeline to see upcoming content changes based on visibility dates

  • Preview the site for future date and time.

    Important

    For Commerce Categories, preview of future visibility dates is supported only in the 18.2 release of SuiteCommerce.


See Visibility Dates for Categories.

Custom Content Type Enhancements

This release includes the following enhancements for SMT Custom Content Types:

  • Field Help – When you create a custom field, if you enter text in the Help field on the display subtab, the text is now displayed as help for the field in SMT.

  • Field Defaults – You can enter a Default Value on the Validation & Defaulting subtab to specify a default value to display in the field in SMT.

  • Formula – If you select the Formula box on the Validation & Defaulting subtab for the custom field, the default values are hidden in SMT.

  • Additional Custom Field Support – Custom Content types now support he following custom field types:

    • Help

    • Image

    • Document

    • Inline HTML

    • Date/Time

Image Manager

The Image Manager is a new SMT feature that expands functionality for adding images to your site with SMT. Previously, for image content type you could only select images from your computer, and you could not select images from the file cabinet. Now, with the Image Manager you can select images from the file cabinet and also upload images from your computer to the file cabinet.

When uploading images, you can upload a single image or multiple images by dragging them to the Image Manager’s upload area. You can also click the upload button and browse to the image files to upload them.

Images are stored in SMT site image folder in the file cabinet. This folder is located in the file cabinet at Web Site Hosting Files > Live Hosting Files > SSP Applications > NetSuite Inc. - CMS > CMS > [Site Number] > files. You can also upload images directly to this folder from within NetSuite. Any images that you upload in this manner are also available for use with the image manager. The image manager lets you choose from only the images stored in this folder. You cannot select images that are stored elsewhere in the file cabinet.

In addition to Image Content Types, you can also use the Image Manager for adding images to text content type. See Text Editor Updates.

Landing Page Publication

This release changes the process for creating and publishing Landing Pages. Prior to this release, landing pages did not require publication. They were always in a published state, and available to site visitors based on the landing page visibility dates. With this release, landing pages have been added to the publishing workflow. This means that, like content, landing pages must now be published using the Review & Publish Changes list.

These changes impact users with SMT version 3 and the Aconcagua release of SCA and greater, including SuiteCommerce. See Landing Page.

Tags for Landing Pages

This release of SMT adds the Tag field to landing page settings. Tags are user-defined identifiers you can assign to your landing pages. For example, you may use the tag BTS to identify pages and content related to your Back To School sale. The Unpublished Changes list lets you filter and sort unpublished changes by tag. This simplifies the process of bulk publishing or discarding based on the tags assigned to the landing page or content. See Content Tags and Filter Tools.

Tags for SMT Content

This release of SMT adds the Tag field to content settings. Tags are user-defined identifiers you can assign to content. For example, you tag all content related to your back to school sale with BTS. This includes image, text, and merchandising zone content as well as a Back to School landing page. The Unpublished Changes list, lets you filter by tag so that you can perform bulk actions such as publishing or discarding unpublished changes. See Content Tags and Filter Tools.

Text Editor Updates

This release of SMT includes several enhancements to the WYSIWYG editor for text content type.

  • Previously, only H1, H2, and H3 were available on the toolbar. Now the toolbar provides you with a list of additional styles including paragraph, and Headings 1 through 6.

  • The text editor menu now includes an alignment button that lets you choose from left, center, right, or full alignment.

  • The text editor now lets you switch from WYSIWYG to HTML view, which makes it possible for you to view and or edit the underlying HTML of text content.

  • Previously, you could not include images in text content type. The updated editor now includes an option for inserting images into the text content type. Clicking the button opens the image manager and lets you select from images in the SMT files folder in the file cabinet or choose a local image to upload to the SMT files folder in the file cabinet. The editor lets you set important attributes for images you include in text content. These attributes include:

    • Image alignment of left, center, or right

    • Spacing for top, right, bottom, and left

    • Alternate text