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User Interface (UI)

Open a page for editing in Impress Engine and here’s what you’ll see.

  • #1-6 Top bar
  • #7-13 Content panel
  • #14 Tools menu
    Click the link to go to a separate article on the Tools menu.

#1-6: Top bar

The following numbers correspond to the screenshot above.

1. Title bar

Shows what you’re editing (page post, etc.) and its title.

2. Arrow to expand the Tools menu

See below for more information about the Tools menu.

3. Notifications icon

Click the bell icon to open notifications of news from Impress Engine.

4. Editing status

This area is blank before you make any editing changes and shows as Edited when there are any unpublished changes, even from previous sessions.

5. The Content panel show/hide icon

Click + to expand and x to close.

Note: This icon does not appear when the panel is pinned to the left or right side of the screen. Instead, there’s a show or hide icon at the bottom of the panel.

6. Done button

The behavior of this button depends on whether you’ve made any editing changes in this session.

  • When the Done button is gray there have been no editing changes: Click Done when it’s gray and you exit the Impress Engine editor with one click.
  • When the Done button is blue, there have been editing changes, and the status Edited appears to the left.
    Click Done to open a choice of DiscardSave draftPublish, or Cancel.

Warning: Changes in Impress Engine are preserved as you make them. When you click Discard, you lose all saved changes since the last time you published, and only publishing creates a revision you can go back to.

#7-13: Content panel

The numbers correspond to those in the screenshot at the top of the page.

7. Drag icon

Click and hold the left mouse button on this icon to drag the Content panel anywhere on the screen.
You can pin the panel by dragging it to the side of the screen and dropping it into a blue vertical strip that appears. To unpin the panel, grab the top of the panel and drag it back to the center.

8. Group selection within the tab

Each tab (#9-12) is organized into groups. Click the Group box to navigate to other groups on that tab.

9. Search icon (Modules tab only)

Click to expand the search box and start typing any part of a module name.

10. Modules tab

This tab has these subgroups:

  • Standard (built-in) modules
  • Saved modules, organized under each module type.

Tip: Saved modules can also be accessed from the Saved tab.

11. Rows tab

Drag any item into your layout. This tab contains the following groups:

  • Column layouts
  • Prebuilt rows
  • Saved columns
  • Saved rows

12. Templates tab

This tab displays any saved layout templates. Click on any template to insert it into your layout.

13. Saved tab

Displays all your saved items grouped into rows, columns, and modules.

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