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This article describes the most important options that are available via the main Search screen in Pangea CMS.

Search is the first screen you see after opening a site in CMS. Access Search from another screen by hitting Search in the primary navigation.

Run a search

The items you see in the main window (search results) are set according to the search filters on the left side of the screen.

By default, you see all content created by the current site site in the last 30 days. Adjust the search filters to see different results, for example:

  • Show content published by other sites.
  • Show only a specific content type (such as Articles).
  • Show only content published in the last 24 hours.

The filters can be combined for more precise results, for example:

  • Show only Articles published in the last 24 hours.
  • Show only Articles published published in the last 24 hours by a specific author.

For detailed information, see the following articles:

Edit content

You can start editing an existing content item (created by the current site) directly from the Search screen.

Either hit the title, or select the Edit button in the item box.

For information about editing different content types in Pangea CMS, see the following articles:


Article | Backgrounder | Blog | FactCheck | Feature | Feature story | Live blog | News | Transcript


Audio clip | Document | Loop video | Photo gallery | Slider gallery | Video


Poll | Quiz | Static infographics

Open a content page

To open a content page on the public site, hit the Live site button in the item box. The content page opens in a new tab.

This option is only available if the status of the content page is Published.

Check the publication status

Each content item in Pangea CMS has a publication status. The status icon is visible next to the title. Hover over the icon to see the exact status.

You might see the following statuses:

  • (A): Draft: The content item is in draft and is not accessible on the public site.
  • (B): Edited: The content item is in draft and is not accessible on the public site. This status is technically the same as the Draft status. However, some sites use the Edited status to organize content internally.
  • (C): Published: The content item is published and is accessible on the public site.
  • (D): Scheduled: The content item is not yet accessible on the public site. Automatic publication is scheduled for a specific time and date in the future.

You might also see the following technical statuses for multimedia content (such as Audio clips and Videos). These statuses signal the upload progress:

  • (A): Canceled: The upload of this file was manually canceled.
  • (B): Processing: CMS is currently processing and encoding this file.
  • (C): Uploading: CMS is still uploading this file.
  • (D): Upload failed: The upload of this file failed.

You might see the Waiting status for content that requires approval (such as Dynamic infographics). This status signals that the item is waiting for approval.

You can set the search filters to quickly find content with a particular status. For details, see the following article:

Special rules apply for finding content with the Scheduled status. For details, see the following article:

Copy a mirror URL

In selected target markets, mirror sites are configured for Pangea sites to bypass censorship. A mirror site is an exact copy of the original site. However, each page has a different URL (known as a mirror URL).

The Copy Mirror URL button is available for all content pages that were published by a site with an active mirror site. Click this button to copy the mirror URL to your clipboard.

A mirror URL works as follows:

  • If you open a mirror URL from a region where the page is blocked, the mirror site opens.
  • If you open a mirror URL from a region where the page is not blocked, you are directed to the regular URL for the page.

If your site does not have an active mirror site, you can still use this option when you search for content from other sites. For information about searching for content from other sites, see the following article:

Copy or clone content

Using Copying or cloning, you can publish a content page on your site that was originally published by another site under the same entity.

The following basic rules apply for copying / cloning:

  • Copy: The copy and the original are treated as separate items, so updates to the original do not affect the copy.
  • Clone: The clone remains connected to the original, so certain settings in the clone will update automatically to match changes to the original.

Select the Make a copy of item or Make a clone of item button to copy or clone an item.

You cannot choose between copying and cloning. Only one option is available, depending on the content type. For details, see the following article:

Unlock content

As soon as you start editing a content item, Pangea CMS locks the item so other users cannot edit it at the same time.

If an item is locked for editing by another user, the box is gray, and the red Unlock icon is visible.

For detailed information, see the following article:

Manage autosave content

Pangea CMS creates regular autosave versions while you edit certain text content items. If you leave the edit screen unexpectedly, the most recent autosave version is kept, ensuring you do not lose unsaved work. This applies for the following text content types:

  • Article
  • Backgrounder
  • Blog
  • Feature
  • Feature story
  • News
  • Transcript

Your current autosave versions are displayed at the top of the main Search screen (your autosave versions are visible only for you). Click the panel to see a full list of the available autosave versions.

For detailed information, see the following article:

Pangea CMS Guide

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