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Last updated: September 20th, 2018

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This guide is intended to help advanced users in gaining familiarity with the WebTML environment, and understanding how exactly this Content Management System works.

Database Tables

Database tables provide an organized view of the available ItemsItem SetsContainer ItemsContainer ItemsUsersPages, and Page Layouts of a website. Users can access these tables at any time to retrieve specific records and data to help manage the components within their site.

Database tables can also be utilized to troubleshoot client-side issues (such as, an Item Set not appearing on a page).

Retrieve Access

How Does One Access the Database Table?

To Access the Database Tables:

  • Step 1: Click on the "Edit Tables" button in the main control panel.
  • Step 2: Within the drop-down (in the top left hand corner), select the type of record to display.

The records from the database should now populate the page.

Edit Tables Window

The Edit Tables Window allows the users to view, access, or delete all of the items, item sets, and pages they've created on their website.

Users can view specific groups by selecting the drop-down located in the top, left-hand corner of the page. See below for a description of each option within the drop-down menu:

Articles:
Lists out every single Item/Nested Item that has been created on a website. Once entering the tables editor, the designer has the ability to edit its content, duplicate the item, or even delete it.


Forms:
Lists out all of the Contact Forms which have been created within the website. Along with this, the designer has the ability to either edit, add, or delete certain fields located inside the form.


Item_Sets:
Lists out every single Item Set that has been created on the site. Designer has the ability to delete, edit the item set settings and duplicate its overall layout.


Page_Layouts:
Lists out each Page Layout that has been created for the site. Page Layouts can be deleted, edited and duplicated by the designer.


Pages:
Lists out all of the pages that have been created on the site. Through the table, pages can similarly be deleted, edited and duplicated.


Product_Options:
This is a category that has specifically been designed for E-Commerce sites. Each product becomes an option for whatever parent they're assigned to.


Products (e-commerce only):
A complete record of all of the products listed within one's E-Commerce site.


Styled_Views:
A complete record of every section/items overall layout. By clicking on the Edit button, designers are able to access and change all of the HTML, CSS, and JS code that went into that specific section/item.


Users:
This category displays all of the users with a permission level lower than the current user. For more information regarding user permission levels, see the WebTML Reference page.


Using the Database Table

How Can One Use the Database Table?

The database tables provide a set of features which enables users to configure and modify different components in the site. Located at the top of each screen is the +add record button, which looks like this:

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To Create/Add a New Record:

  • Step 1: Click on the "Add Record" button
  • Step 2: Type in the name of the newly-added record within the Name Field
  • Step 3: Click "Enter" on the Keyboard
  • Step 4: Press "Save and Close"

The record should now be accessible. For instance, if a page record was added. The designer should now be able to access that page by typing in: sitename.com/newly-added-record-name.


To Delete a Record: The delete button deletes the record from the database entirely.

  • Step 1: Navigate towards the specific record to delete
  • Step 2: Click on the "Delete" button

Now, permanently deleting a specific record within the WebTML Tables Editor/Database is a very simple task. As a result, it is important to understand that a deleted record can never be recovered. The Designer must use these steps with caution.


To Edit an Existing Record:

  • Step 1: The designer must navigate towards the specific record they'd like to edit.
  • Step 2: Click the "Edit Button" (clicking this button may either lead to the edit content screen or the item layout screen).
  • Step 3: Make Desired Changes
  • Step 4: Press "Save and Close" to update changes to the database.

To Duplicate an Exiting Record:

  • Step 1: The designer must navigate towards the record they would like to duplicate.
  • Step 2: Click the "Duplicate Button" (note: immediately after clicking the record automatically duplicates).

The Duplicate Button allows users to duplicate an existing record, but with the ability to modify the content of the duplicated record.


Item Set Configurations

An In-Depth Explanation of the "Filter By" Feature:

WebTML Item Sets can be configured in numerous ways, and in doing so, are able to provide a wide variety of functionality and designs to the Items that they ultimately generate.

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