Customizing Moss 2007, WCM Hidden Gems

With MOSS 2007 comes the addition of WCM (Web Content Management), formerly MCMS.  As your sites collections start to grow so will your content types, columns, page layouts, master pages and of course the actual pages of content you create.

As your site evolves, it may become more and more cumbersome to identify what columns were needed for what content types and what content types were used to create what page layouts.  Luckily for us there are some neat shortcuts tucked away in that Page Editing Toolbar that pops up each time your attention is required.  (Alternatively you can turn on the page editing toolbar by selecting, Site Actions -> Show Page Editing Toolbar)

One hidden gem that I recently uncovered is the “Page Status”.  (screenshot below) – The page status tells you what version of the page you are editing, if it’s checked out and even what page layout it was built from.  You can get to it by selecting Tools -> Page Status from the page editing toolbar.

Oh and PS (SharePoint Team) – Evidently there is a bug in the “Published Date” – I’m fairly certain I didn’t publish this document in 1899. :)

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3 Responses to Customizing Moss 2007, WCM Hidden Gems

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  2. ImpairedGait says:

    I think why you had a bad date was becuase you did not have a timezone selected for the ssp that the site collection was running on.

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