Content Usage Statistics - Understanding the effect of change
All content that you create in Contensis is recorded and indexed, if you want to delete a page we can tell you exactly what effect this will have on related content. With this information you can make informed decisions about deleting a page or a piece of content such as a Word document or PDF.
To view this information right click on the content in the navigation tree (in the CMS) and select "Usage Statistics".
The usage report for a typical template
With a template you can see details of every page that uses it. In the screenshot to the right you are looking at the usage statistics for the template used to create the page you are reading now. As you can see there are a number of pages using the same template.
When working with templates this functionality is extremely useful, at the click of a button you can see which pages will be affected by your changes. This type of information can be of great importance when assessing the scale and impact of altering a template.
A user attempting to delete an image that is still in use
We track every element that links to or includes each image. If you want to change or update an image you can see exactly where it is being used. You will not be able to delete an image if it is used in a live web page.
On the left the screenshot shows a user attempting to delete an image. Because it is used in this page the system will not allow us to delete it. If this occurs, just click usage statistics to see exactly what uses the image.
The context menu used to view usage statistics on any piece of content
General Content Usage
Although we have looked at specific examples for images and templates, every piece of content managed by Contensis has usage statistics - from Word documents to web pages. This functionality ensures that you are able to understand dependencies, at any point in time, with the click of a button.
You can see statistics for:
Linked to (content the content links to)