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Create websites with XM Cloud Dashboard

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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. Click Create website.

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

In the Dashboard grid 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.

In the Dashboard list 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.

Websites created in the XM Cloud Dashboard are automatically assigned a site identifier in XM Cloud. This identifier ensures that your website benefits from Personalize features of XM Cloud Pages. If you have an SXA website that you have created in the Content Editor or an SXA site that you have imported into XM Cloud, you need to update a setting to add the identifier.

To add a site identifier to one or more SXA sites:

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

    • In your XM Cloud Portal, click the environment where your websites are located, and in the right-hand pane, click Open.

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

  2. In the Dashboard, click Settings.

  3. Click Add Site identifiers.

A site identifier is assigned to each website of your environment that does not have one .