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Create websites with XM Cloud Dashboard

Abstract

How to create a website in XM Cloud Dashboard

The XM Cloud Dashboard is where you create and manage your websites and access all your XM Cloud Tools.

You can create a website with just a few clicks in the XM Cloud Dashboard Sites tab.

To create a website:

  1. Access your organization's Dashboard. This can be done in two ways:

    • In your XM Cloud Portal, click the environment you want to create your website in. Then, in the right-hand pane, click Open.

    • In any XM Cloud app, click Home home.png .

  2. In XM Cloud Dashboard, click Create website.

  3. In the New site dialog, click the template you want to use:

    • Empty site – this template includes a Home page containing three empty placeholders and a Presentation folder for styling.

    • Basic site – like the empty site, this template includes a Home page and a Presentation folder. However, the Home page comes with an About page, and both Home and About pages include components and data sources.

  4. In the Configure dialog, enter the name of the website, and select the website’s language from the drop-down menu.

    Note

    Languages are added to the drop-down in Content Editor.

  5. Optionally, you can assign a site identifier to the website.

    • You can choose a previously created site identifier from the drop-down list.

    • You can create a site identifier using the Create button.

  6. Click Create website.

The new website is now available in the Dashboard Sites tab.

In the Tiles view, you can use the Actions menu to open the website in XM Cloud Pages or XM Cloud Explorer, where you can work on page layout and content. You can also access the site-specific settings, such as site identifiers and environment variables that can be used by developers to configure the environment.

In the Dashboard Columns view, you can open the content item or page of your choice. For the latter, click Design to open the page in XM Cloud Pages.

Screenshot of the Dashboard Sites in Columns view