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Hierarchy configuration settings

Last Modified:
20 Jan 2020
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To configure the hierarchy settings go to System Administration > Hierarchy & Content Settings > Hierarchy.

Complete these entries and click Save changes:

Full access for section/content links Enables users to see all sections and content when selecting the destination for a section or content link (including those they are not assigned to). If checked, users are able to see all sections and content (includes those they are not assigned to) when selecting the destination for a section or content link. If unchecked, users only see the sections to which they have been given access when creating section or content links. See our troubleshooting guide for access for creating links.

Similarly, in Role customization, users can be granted full access to the site structure when viewing the site structure, rather than only seeing the sections to which they have access.
Meta data content type Specifies a system content type to use for adding extra section metadata on the section general tab
Enable spell check Enables spell check on the section name when creating and editing a section
Enable output to filename Enables a page to be created with a different filename to the default filename specified in the channel. This adds the Output file option to the General tab when creating or editing sections.
Enable mirroring of sections Allows users to mirror sections
Enable mirroring of section meta data Mirrors section meta data content for mirrored sections. This is not to be confused with the metadata tab on a section.
Enable mirroring of access control content Mirrors access control for mirrored sections
Allow non-mirroring of sections Enables the user to choose whether the new section is mirrored to the mirrored section, or if a new section is created under a mirrored section
Allow non-mirroring of content Enables the user to choose whether the content is mirrored to the mirrored section, or if new content is created in a mirrored section
Branch id's which disable auto mirroring Disables auto-mirroring of content in these sections/branches. To "switch off" auto-mirroring of content when the source content resides in certain sections or branches, enter a comma-separated list of section IDs where the auto-mirroring will not be used. If content (which meets the pre-existing criteria for being auto-mirrored) belongs to a section in this "disable list" or belongs to a section which is an ancestor of anything in this list, then that content will not be auto-mirrored. The list of sections IDs specified are to be considered the roots of branches. So if the source content belongs to anything in and under those IDs, it will not be auto-mirrored. If source content is modified and approved in one section, that section may not be the only section that is compared with the "disable list". All the sections the content belongs to, will be compared with the "disable list".
Retain content/section link targets default

Section and content links are retained and linked to the original targets. Alternatively, section and content links within the mirrored or duplicated branch are treated as "relative":

  • None
  • Both
  • On duplicate branch
  • On mirror branch

Site Structure Configure based on Role

In addition to the configuration options above, it is also possible to configure certain options for the Site Structure based on the user's role. This is done at System administration > User rights & roles > Role customization.

  • The minimum access level required to create/edit/delete se ctions
  • The minimum access level required to set output URIs and/or to set a path as an output URI
  • Whether to restricts the site structure for the user level to only display sections to which they have been granted edit rights