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Top CMS Features: Navigation Shortcuts

November 7, 2018 by Emily Oskay Gerrick

Marketpath CMS allows any user to set up shortcuts for common actions and edits made to a website. These shortcuts, like a shortcut icon on your desktop, allow a user to jump directly to what they’re wanting to accomplish - adding a new blog post, editing staff members, adding new galleries to your website, etc. In addition to being useful, it is customizable. Choose your own shortcut label, color or icon and collapse or expand the menu to maximize workspace.

Benefits of the Feature:

  • Flexibility and ease of navigation for content editing or developing
  • Allows marketers to set up shortcuts for clients to encourage content marketing
  • Share shortcuts with other team members
  • Simplify navigation to common actions
  • Collapse navigation to maximize editing space
  • Override ability to hide shared shortcuts from other users (ex: sharing 10 shortcuts with a content team won’t hinder the developer, he can hide them and create his own).

Example of How Shortcut Works:

Create a shortcut from the full menu by selecting the star next to the entity you’d like to bookmark:

Screenshot Shortcut with Starred Shortcut or Favorite | Marketpath CMS

Or create a custom shortcut by navigating to where you’d like to create the shortcut to:

Shortcut on Screen | Marketpath CMS
And click the star on that window in the upper right (example above).

Now you will see the shortcut in your navigation. If you hover the shortcut, the menu on the right gives you access to modifying the appearance (name, color, custom icon), moving the shortcut within the menu, sharing it with other site administrators or hiding it.

Shortcut Controls and Options | Marketpath CMSShortcut Appearance | Marketpath CMS

If you’d like to share the website with other team members, simply turn on sharing:

Share and Stop Sharing | Marketpath CMS

Overall, this is a simple feature in our content management system that can really add a lot of value for all users, but especially for non-technical editors, by simplifying and personalizing their navigation for just the sections or types of content they commonly use.

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Emily Oskay, UX Designer, Marketpath

Emily Oskay Gerrick

Emily joined the Marketpath team in December of 2014 as a User Experience (UX) Designer. She serves as the product designer for Marketpath CMS, and the lead designer for the Pro Services division. Emily works directly with clients to establish their online marketing goals and outlines any functional requirements the custom website may need before designing client websites.

Emily obtained her Masters of Science in Information Architecture & Knowledge Management with a concentration in User Experience Design from Kent State University in 2018. She previously attended Purdue University and graduated from Purdue University in May of 2013 with a B.A. in Visual Communication Design and Computer Science. In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, drawing and designing, traveling the world, and spending time with her family and friends.