Sitecore XM Cloud

Sitecore Experience Manager Cloud (XM Cloud) offers a unified platform for both developers and marketers to create and update websites so you can offer rich and relevant experiences to your customers.

The various features in XM Cloud allow you to create, update, and share content. By separating structure from design, front-end designers, creative designers, content authors, and developers can work in parallel and you can deploy and maintain multiple sites quickly and cost-effectively. After a basic user-experience plan is in place, everyone can get started on the platform. If this is your first introduction to XM Cloud, we recommend you familiarize yourself with some core terms.

To find information about recent product releases, visit the changelog.

Here's some of the various ways you can navigate XM Cloud.

Sitecore Cloud Portal

XM Cloud's first point of access is the Sitecore Cloud Portal. When you log in to XM Cloud with your organization's credentials, you will find links to the documentation, support, the Sitecore developer portal, and other relevant resources. The Portal is your access point to any additional Sitecore products you are subscribed to, such as Content Hub ONE or Sitecore Personalize.

For a full description of the Sitecore Cloud Portal, visit its documentation, and read about its key terms.

Screenshot of a Portal

In the Portal, the quick action panels gives you one-click access to important functionalities such as inviting team members and managing projects, as well direct access to multiple development environments - if you have them.

In the Apps section, click one of the instances. This opens a side panel to the right with some direct links to quick actions available for that instance. Click Open to access the Dashboard.

Screenshot of the Apps section and menu in the Portal

Switcher

Available in the top-left corner in XM Cloud, click Open switcher.

To the top, the button Switch lets you log into another organization if you have been invited to more than one.

Click Sitecore Cloud to access the Sitecore Cloud portal.

The list of apps lets you open the various apps and environments you have access to in a specific organization.

XM Cloud dashboard

The XM Cloud dashboard contains three tabs: Sites, Tools, and Settings.

On the Sites tab, you can add websites to your instance in just a few clicks.

Note

When you create a site in XM Cloud it includes all the benefits of Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA), such as faster website production and the reuse of components, layouts, and templates across a variety of sites.

Screenshot of the Sites page of the Dashboard

 

On the Tools tab, you can access all the features in XM Cloud, including older Sitecore products you might already have worked with if you are a long-time user of Sitecore.

Screenshot of the Tools page of the Dashboard.

On the Settings tab, you can access and modify the settings for your environment, such as the site identifiers needed to provide analytics and personalization features in XM Cloud Pages.

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