In Context Editing (ICE) Overview

In Context Editing (ICE) is the graphic interface that allows you to see how the changes you are making to the CMS will look on the live site before you publish them. Most of the content editing is done through this interface with the editing icon (pencil).

It is most commonly called “Preview” or “ICE.” Your site will have its own URL similar to https://edit.lsa.umich.edu/YOURSITENAME.

Most pages will resemble some form of the template style represented here. The key to understanding how you can work on this page is in understanding what the icons do.

They're so small; let's magnify them a little bit so that we can see them a little bit.

Edit – brings up a content editing form or region configurator editing form
Remove – deletes the content item from the region configurator; content must be unpublished first and will not work as consistently as working through the region configurator itself
Publish – Updates your live website with your changes and will not work as consistently as working with the buttons a the bottom of each form
Unpublish - removes content or region configurator from your live site but leaves the content item on your ICE/preview site for editing or removal
Approve – readies the piece of content or region configurator for publishing and will not work as consistently as working with the buttons a the bottom of each form
Content or List Region – used to create content on dynamic pages or when creating a new region configurator on non-dynamic pages
Clear Region Config Cache – do not use unless instructed by LSA CMS Web support