How to edit existing content in dotCMS
Use Edit mode to edit existing content

  1. Go to and log in to dotCMS. Go to FAQ 505 for step-by-step instructions.

  2. From Sites and Folders, locate the file that has the content you want to edit and double-click on it to open it. A preview of the page will appear.

  3. Locate the text block you want to edit and click Edit Content. The Add/Edit Web Page Content page appears.

  4. Under Actions, lick Lock for Editing.

  5. Make any edits to the content.

  6. To leave the page and not save any changes, click Cancel. When you have finished editing, click one of the following:

    NOTE: Do not use the Back button on your Web browser to return to the previous screen, use the Cancel button.

    Release Lock - only the editing user or CMS Administrators in Communications and PR can release the lock.

    Save - Saves a draft copy to be completed/published at a later time.

    Save / Publish - Saves a "live" copy of the content that is immediately available for display on the public Web page.

    Cancel - Exits the editing page without saving.

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