Ribbon

User Interface | The Ribbon

Sitecore offers users a number of options, which are organized into categories in tabs at the top of the ribbon. Browse the sections below to learn more about each tab on the Sitecore ribbon.

At the far left there is a red Sitecore button, and underneath it, the Save button, which remains constant independent of the tab selected. Use the red Sitecore button to sign out of the application.

The Ribbon Structure

Tabs - the interface contains tabs at the top of the ribbon.

Ribbon Interface Tabs Screenshot

 

Groups - each tab is divided into groups labeled in white text along the bottom of the ribbon.

Ribbon Interface Groups Screenshot

 

Commands – each Group is further subdivided into Commands for each individual action.

Ribbon Interface Commands Screenshot

The Publish tab contains the Preview button, and may be the most helpful tab to keep open while editing.  Note that pages are published by submitting/approving them under the Review tab.

Ribbon Publish Tab Screenshot

Restrictions contains the change command, which allows a page to be hidden.

Publish contains several commands that allow more control over the files that are published.
  • Page Editor allows the current page content to be viewed and edited.  Click on the red “X” to close the page editor window.
  • Preview displays the page as it will appear on the live website.  This feature is important as it allows the user to check work before starting the publishing process.
  • Publishing Viewer shows which versions of the page are on the current site.