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This article describes some of the most useful 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 at the 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:

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

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

  • See only Articles published in the last 24 hours.
  • See 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 | Audio feature | Broadcast program | Document | 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 status

Each listed item in the search results has a status. The status icon is visible next to the title. Hover over the icon to see the exact status.

You might see the following publication 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 show 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

Mirror sites are configured for Pangea sites in certain target markets 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 if a content page was 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, this option is available for content from other sites. To learn how to find content from other sites, see the following article:

Copy or clone content

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

The following basic rules apply for copying / cloning:

  • Copying: The copy and the original are treated as separate items. Updates to the original do not affect the copy.
  • Cloning: The clone remains connected to the original. Certain settings in the clone inherit updates from the original.

Select the Make a copy of item / 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 CMS user, the box on the main Search screen is gray. The box also includes the extra Unlock and Read only buttons.

To learn how to manage locked content, see the following article:

Manage autosave items

Autosave applies while you edit the following text content types in Pangea CMS:

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

While you edit these content types, Pangea CMS creates a new autosave version every 60 seconds. If you leave the edit screen unexpectedly, the most recent autosave version is kept. When you next open CMS, the autosave item will be available on the main Search screen. This reduces the loss of unsaved work.

NOTE: Your autosave items are visible only for you.

To learn how to manage autosave items, see the following article: