The editing tools

In Sitecore, there are three editing tools where you can create and edit the content on your website:

  • XM Cloud Pages - the cloud-based editing tool that combines editing and design capabilities for building web pages and websites.

  • The Experience Editor – an editing environment designed for content editors who want to edit and write content directly on the page. Most functionalities of Experience Editor are included in Pages.

  • The Content Editor – an application designed for more experienced content authors to create and organize components that are then made available in Pages.

In the Content Editor and the Experience Editor, the items that make up your website are presented in very different ways. In the Content Editor, the items are objects in the content tree and when you select an item, you can edit its fields. In the Experience Editor, the items are presented as they look on the website and you can edit them directly on the page.

For example, in the Content Editor, the Home item of a sample website looks like this:

The Services item in the content editor

When you click the Home item in the content tree, the Content tab displays the Home item's field values, which you can also edit. If you want to edit another item, you must click the item in the content tree.

In the Experience Editor, you see the Home item presented as it looks on your website:

The Services item in the Experience Editor

You can edit all of the items on the page – text, graphics, logos, links, and so on, even if they do not belong to the selected item.

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