Moving an Asset

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2015

As the navigation menu within a Site is a direct reflection of the Asset Map, the order of the assets in the Asset Map is important. If an asset has been created in the wrong spot, you can move the asset into the correct location. Please note that users can will only move assets that they have Write Permission on. For more information on how the site navigation menu is built, refer to the Using the Asset Map chapter in this manual.

Bookmarks to the headings on this page:

  1. Moving Multiple Assets

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The Move Here menu

To move an asset, drag and drop the asset into the location that you want to move it, and select Move Here.

Dropping an asset directly onto a parent asset and selecting Move Here will move the asset under this parent asset as a child, for example, moving an asset under a Site.

If you are using the old Java-based Asset Map, left click on the icon of the asset.

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Line selector

When you move your mouse in the Asset Map, a black line will follow the mouse cursor. To move the asset in between two assets in the Asset Map, place the line in between them. For example, to move the asset in between the Squiz and About Us pages, place the line in between the two assets, as shown in the figure to the right.

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Box selector

To move the asset as a child of another asset, place the box around the parent asset.  For example, to move the asset under the About Us page, place the box around the About Us asset, as shown in the figure to the left. Please note that users are only able to move assets as a child of another asset if they have Write Permission to the parent. For example, this user needs to have Write Permission to the About Us page to be able to move the Copyright page underneath it.

Once you have placed the line where you would like to move the asset, left click and select Move Here. To cancel the move you can select Cancel instead. If you try to move an asset in the wrong location, you will receive an error message. For example, if you try to move a Standard Page asset to the Media Folder, you will receive an error message as you can only add files and documents to the Media Folder.

Once you have clicked Move Here, a HIPO job will appear in a new window asking you to confirm that you would like to move the asset, as shown in the figure below.

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A HIPO Job

If you wish to continue with the move, click the Next >> button; the HIPO job will be processed and the asset will moved. If you want to cancel the move, click the Cancel button.

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Menu options

Moving Multiple Assets

If you want to move multiple assets in the Asset Map, highlight the assets and drag and drop these assets into the location you want to move them, and select Move Here

Dropping a group of assets directly onto a parent asset and selecting Move Here will move these assets under this parent asset as children, for example, moving assets under a Site

If you are using the old Java-based Asset Map, hold down the Shift key or the Ctrl key on the keyboard and select the assets you want to move in the Asset Map. For example, if you wanted to move the Copyright, Privacy Policy and Contact Us pages in the Asset Map, hold down the Shift key and select the Copyright, Privacy Policy and Contact Us pages, as shown in the figure to the right.

Once you have selected the assets you want to move, right click on one of the selected assets; a menu will appear as shown in the figure to the right. Select Move from the menu.

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Line selector

When you move your mouse in the Asset Map, a black line will follow the mouse cursor. To move the assets in between two assets in the Asset Map, place the line in between them. For example, to move the assets in between the Squiz and About Us pages, place the line in between the two assets, as shown in the figure to the left.

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Box selector

To move the assets as a child of another asset, place the box around the parent asset. For example, to move the assets under the Site, place the box around the Site asset, as shown in the figure to the right. You will only be able to move assets as a child of another asset if you have Write Permission to the parent. For example, this user needs to have Write Permission to the Site to be able to move these assets.  

If you are using the Modern Asset Map, the process is achieved by selecting the assets to move, then dragging and dropping the asset into the location that you want to move it, and selecting Move Here.    

Once you have clicked Move Here, a HIPO job will appear in a new window asking you to confirm that you would like to move the assets, as shown in the figure below.

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A HIPO Job

If you wish to continue with the move, click the Next >> button – the HIPO job will be processed and the assets will moved. If you want to cancel the move, click the Cancel button.


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