We've already explored the Page Editor, but there is another way to edit content: through the CMS Editor.

The CMS Editor is useful particularly when you need to edit non-page content. As an example, consider a blog site: blog posts typically often have refere shared data associated with them, like tags or authors. These content pieces don't necessarily have pages dedicated to them.

To edit an author's details, you don't need to track down a post page by that author. It's faster to go directly to an author object and edit it. This will affect all pages that link to that author.

Editing Structured Data

Open the CMS Editor from the left sidebar.

CMS Editor Trigger

The Starter theme we've been working from comes with a blog made up of Post pages, each of which is associated to a single Person object who's the author of that post. You many notice that Site configuration also appears in the collections list - there's only one object of this type that's in use throughout the website. In Stackbit, everything is content, including any configuration.

To reach a specific person, you can now either navigate directly to them through the Person collection, or through any of the posts in the Post collection.

Here's how editing a person in the CMS Editor looks like:

CMS Editor - editing a Person


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