What if I define no editable regions?

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By default, when no Editable Regions have been defined, the system scans for potential areas of the page that can be editable, based on the page layout and included page elements. The same scan is done for the template that the page is based on. The available areas are highlighted using the dashed lines.

There are 3 categories of html tags, from InContext Editing's perspective:

  • tags that can be directly marked as editable: <div>, <td> and <th>
  • tags that are not directly editable: <p>, <span>, <h1>, ... , <h6>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>, <dl>, <dt>, <dd>, etc. 
    • If they are enclosed in a <div> tag marked as editable, their content can be edited
  • tags that cannot be edited at all (not directly, and not enclosed in an editable <div>) also known as forbidden tags: 
    •  <iframe>, <frame>, <noframe>, <script>, <map>, <area>, <object>, <embed>, <video>, <audio>, <noscript>, <style>, <applet>, <form>, <input>, <hr>, <select>, <textarea>.

When a page is loaded inside InContext Editing, the system will automatically make selections of adjacent elements of the page that don't contain forbidden tags, or Business Catalyst modules. These selections will be marked as Editable Regions.

Defining your own Editable Regions

If you're not happy with the default highlighted Editable Regions, and you want more control over which sections of the page or template are editable, see Configuring a site to use InContext editing.