Feature List

Managing pages

In the Neos backend it’s possible to create, edit and delete pages. In the content module the pagetree can be found by clicking the Pages button in the left top corner. Page properties can be set in the inspector panel (right pane of the screen). The pagetree has also support for moving pages, creating, deleting and renaming them.

Content Editing

In the content module you can add, remove and move content. When an element is selected you can see (just like with pages) some properties on the right pane (inspect panel). Here it’s possible to configure properties of the element which can not be edited inline.

During content editing the currently selected content path will be shown in the breadcrumb (bottom bar). In the left part of this bar there’s also a inspect button. Clicking this button shows you the current overview of the content elements on the page and allows you to select them in the hierarchical structure. Using the inspect button it’s also possible to move content elements by drag and drop.

When a content element can’t be edited inline (like a HTML element) the element will be overlayed to show inline editing is not possible. The options in the inspect panel will allow you to manage those kind of elements.

Node Types

The available node types is still being worked on. The currently supported list is:

  • Headline
    A simple headline. The headline size can be chosen using the inline editor.
  • Text
    A text. This element can be edited inline using the Aloha/Hallo editor.
  • Image
    The image can be uploaded, cropped and sized using the controls in the inspect panel.
  • Text with Image
    A text with an image, text can be edited inline like a normal text element. The image can be uploaded, cropped and sized using the controls in the inspect panel. The image position can be chosen.
  • HTML
    Adds a snippet of HTML code to the page. Editing HTML has syntax highlighting. Editing can now be done by double clicking the element or clicking the HTML Editor button in the inspect panel.
  • Plugin (not functional)
    Currently a plugin can be displayed on a page, but not added to the page using the user interface. A plugin is defined by TypoScript configuration and is basically just a normal MVC Controller from a Flow package.
  • Structural elements
    The structural elements can be used to add a two or three column structure to your page, in which new content elements can be inserted.

Import Export

Neos has full support for importing and exporting site content using content stored in XML files. This can now for example be used to manage the full site content, or just those parts which are not editable in the Neos interface yet. For using this feature you should use a so called Site Package. This is a normal Flow Package containing a Resources/Private/Content/Sites.xml file which contains a node structure in XML. For an example of such a file you can check the Sites.xml of the Neos demo site.

The import can be used like:

./flow site:import --package-key My.Site

The export works like:

./flow site:export > pathToYourSites.xml

Related to these functions there’s a convenience method for removing all site related content:

./flow site:prune --confirmation TRUE

Workspaces

Neos already has workspaces build in. Every user works in his personal workspace, and has to publish his changes to become live. Publishing pages is done using the Publish button in the top right corner of the content module.

Furthermore, there is a “Workspace” module which can be used for publishing individual nodes.

Multi Domain Support

Using the command line tools it’s possible to link a hostname to a site node, making it possible to have a multi domain installation in Neos. This way you can for example create a multilingual website using a ‘multi-tree concept’.

Note

There are still a few bugs related to URI resolving in this area; it needs to be more thoroughly tested.

Security

Using the Flow Security Framework we have a good support for security in Neos, even though we’re missing some parts of the interface. For example for configuring access to content elements or pages, this is still being worked on. By using the Security Framework there’s support for roles and access to methods or content. Of course there’s also session handling and a login and logout functionality.

User Management

It’s possible to do basic user management by using a backend module or CLI.

Backend Module

Currently the user management in the Neos interface is currently only available for users with the Administrator role (or via CLI). Using the Management > User Settings module it’s possible to change your own personal settings, like your password. The Administration > User Management to create, edit and delete users for the Neos backend. Assigning roles is not yet possible from within the backend but is planned.

CLI

Using the commandline commands of Neos it’s possible to create users by using the user:create command. With user:addrole and user:removerole it’s possible to assign or remove roles. Removing and disabling users using CLI is planned.

Other Features

Probably this feature list is not yet complete; as it has not fully been updated to Neos yet. So feel free to contribute.