Vrite dashboard is intended to allow for easy, but comprehensive content management right beside your content.
Content Group Management
The Vrite dashboard provides both a Kanban and a List view, which you can easily switch between using the dropdown from the toolbar at the top.
Both views allow you to select content pieces, choose what content group they’re assigned to, and manage the content groups themselves.
Content Group Nesting
Content groups can be nested, which allows you to e.g. have multiple separate Kanbans in one workspace, or better reflect your preferred content structure in the list view.
To navigate to a nested content group, click the folder icon. Once you’re at least 1 level deep, a Breadcrumb menu will appear in the toolbar, allowing you to quickly navigate multiple levels up.
To nest content groups, drag and drop the folder icon, onto another one — either one visible in the dashboard or one in the breadcrumb.
Content Group Menu
Every content group has an input field to name it and a dropdown menu. From this menu, you can:
- Copy ID - copies content group’s ID into the clipboard; Useful when working with the Vrite API and JS SDK;
- Lock - locks the content group, preventing editing of its name and directly assigned content pieces;
- Delete - deletes the content group together with all the nested content groups and all content pieces assigned to them.
Lock mode is especially useful for important content groups that should have limited editing options, like those meant for publishing or outside access via the API.
When locked, the content group itself can’t be deleted, and no content pieces can be created directly inside it - both from the dashboard and from the API. The content pieces that are assigned to the content group directly are also locked, preventing any edits to their content or metadata.
The only action you can do is either unlock the group or move content pieces out of it - either through drag and drop or through an API call.
A Kanban is great when working in a team or managing content production for a technical publication. It allows you to categorize and clearly visualize the current stage of the given piece.
The Kanban cards and columns map one-to-one with Vrite’s content pieces and content groups.
The Kanban can be managed primarly via drag and drop mechanism. You can d&d:
- content pieces within a group to order them;
- content pieces them between different groups to move them;
- content groups themselves, to rearrange them (make sure to “grab” a group by its padding, rather than the folder icon or content piece card);
Use the New content piece button at the bottom of a column to create a new content piece inside it. For new content groups, use the New group button at the very end of the Kanban.
Content Piece Card
In Kanban, every content piece is represented as a card that displays a summary of its metadata, including the date, title, description, assigned tags, and members.
You can click anywhere on a card to select it and open it in a Content Piece side panel. To select the piece and immediately move to the editor, use the Open in editor button.
The list view is especially useful when working with deeply nested content groups, or using Git sync to synchronize and edit documentation from your repo.
In the list view, you can navigate and manage nested content groups, similar to a Kanban view. Unlike in Kanban, you can’t reorder groups or pieces, but you can d&d:
- content pieces to the parent (displayed as
..) and directly nested content groups;
- content groups out of parent or into a sibling group;