#1MinuteTip #SalesforceSpring22 Salesforce has changed the name of the Salesforce CMS app to Digital Experiences. Use this app to see the site detail of your site, where you can see what underlying framework you’re using, and to archive or unarchive your site.
Salesforce CMS is a hybrid Content Management System. It was announced in Dreamforce ’19 and is generally available from Winter ’20. You can create and manage content from a single location, then use that in multiple places. It allows you to share content across communities, create content on Community by Community basis, and assign access roles to users to control who creates the content. It is available in both Lightning and Visualforce + Tabs Communities.
Salesforce CMS Starter
All standard Salesforce licenses include CMS starter pack. With a starter pack, you can create up to 500 content records, 20 custom content types (apart from the default News type) and have up to 50 GB of content served in a year. If your organization needs more then additional allowances are available as enhancements to your license.
Salesforce CMS Process
Managing content using CMS is a four-step process. You start with creating content, then share that content with Communities. Organize the Content with Tags, Collections, and finally display content in the Community.
CMS Connect allows you to bring existing content from an external Content Management System such as Drupal, WordPress, AEM, Sitecore, SDL, etc. It removes the need to copy the content again in your Community. This way you can have consistent branding across multiple locations and provides ease of maintenance.
CMS Content Type Creator
Salesforce provides a default “News” content type. However, you can also create your own custom content types. As of the Summer ‘20 release, content type creation is done programmatically, using the Metadata API. The CMS Content Type Creator (an AppExchange package from Salesforce Labs) allows you to create, clone, and delete custom CMS content types through an intuitive graphical UI based in Salesforce Lightning Experience.
Getting Started with Salesforce CMS
Salesforce CMS is a useful feature if you want to display contents on your community. If you have been using custom objects, lightning components, and/or visualforce pages for the same, follow this guide and find out in the next 45 minutes if using Salesforce CMS can be a better option.
Here’s what this guide covers
Create a CMS Workspace
Add Content to Community
Create Custom Content Types
NOTE: Certain sections of the guide will appear as locked in the free preview. You can download the unlocked version of the guide in PDF format by subscribing to our “All Access” Pass through the link below.
+ves 1. everything i need available in ONE place. Kudos! 2.helped to reduce all the headaches to go collect material, find blogs, resources to learn and practise etc etc. plus reference links turned helpful! 3. Most importtant what i truly enjoyed was the content journey visualization, where at each stage I can see what i have covered and what’s next. (this practise adds further excitement to the readers when they see what they fullfiled and what’s they aiming next) – 5- star -ves, nothing really 🙂 looking at the intent of the topic, which was to make readers familair about Sf CMS (literally startign from basics) which in my opnion served and articulated well
Congratulations, i haven’t seen any other blog with such a personalized touch. I love the content on you blog and how you explain things
Navigation to content was amazing
I have done some really exhaustive searches on the internet which yielded only bits and pieces but not a complete picture. This is rather odd that Salesforce couldn’t be more explicit as to how to set up the CMS. The information supplied in Ashish’s blog was tight and informative, and clear. Great information!
CMS is new to us and we are just starting to implement that. I was looking for more information online and your link with all the details and the screenshots are extremely helpful.
Step by step guide is really a brilliant article for someone new in CMS. Customizing and filtering the collections based on topics was really beneficially.
Thank you so much Ashish for the blog. You made my job easier
These steps are really clear, easy to follow.
thanks Ashish for keeping it centric and sharing what’s essential to know CMS basics ! 🙂