Setting up Sitemaps for Your Editors With Agility CMS | Agility CMS Docs

Sitemaps

In Agility, Sitemaps allow editors to manage multiple content destinations within a single Instance. A content destination can be considered a website, application, IoT, digital signage, etc. where editors can manage the pages and module components that make up the front-end of their digital solution.

An instance in Agility can have either a single Sitemap or multiple. In most cases, a Sitemap represents a Website. Sometimes called a "Page Tree", the Sitemap is a blueprint of your website's architecture.

In Agility, your Sitemaps are conveniently located within the Pages section of the Content Manager app. At a glance, you can see your Sitemap(s), which pages are within each Sitemap, and you can tell where each page is and how it relates to other pages around it. This shows the hierarchy of the pages as they will appear on the front-end of your digital solution.

Front-end hierarchy in Agility CMS

Each Sitemap can be composed with completely different pages, but utilize the same underlying architecture such as Page Templates, Page Modules & Content.

Sitemap Configuration

In Agility, Sitemaps often get associated with Deployments, and each sitemap usually has one or more deployment.

For example, a Sitemap called Website might have the following deployments associated with it:

Production: https://www.mywebsite.com

Preview: https://www.preview.mywebsite.com

When setting up a Sitemap for the first time, or adding a deployment to an existing Sitemap, you'll need to map the domain(s) you'll be using to the Sitemap which can be done under Settings > Sitemaps within the Content Manager.

Sitemap configuration in Agility CMS

Production and Preview Deployments

When you specify a Production Deployment, this enables features that allow you to test URL redirections and simplifies viewing various environments for editors.

When you specify a Preview Deployment, this allows editors to preview and verify content prior to publishing.

How to Set up a Deployment

If your deployment has already been set up or if you have multiple deployments, you can verify which deployment is set as your current Production deployment and which deployment is set as your current Preview deployment.

You will also be able to set your Production and Preview deployments to the domain(s) of your choice. 

First, on the left-hand navigation, you'll want to click on Settings > Sitemaps. Then click on Setup Deployment.

Setting up a deployment in Agility CMS

Next, select your Deployment Provider.

Selecting an deployment provider for Agility CMS

If setting up a Custom Deployment, you'll be able to configure your deployment details.

Entering deployment details in Agility CMS

Name: The name for this deployment. (ex: Production)

URL: The URL for this deployment. (ex: http://{your-website}.com)

Production Deployment: Check this to use as your Production Deployment.

Preview Deployment: Check this to use as your Preview Deployment.

Previewing deployment in Agility CMS