The Side Bar

The Orbitype dashboard's sidebar is a user-friendly navigation tool, providing quick access to features and sections for effective content management. Its design adapts to user roles and permissions, ensuring a personalized experience.

The Side Bar

Looking at the left side of your Orbitype dashboard, the sidebar is an important navigation tool, enabling users to efficiently manage content, configure settings, and utilize its features. It contains the following:

  • Explore

  • SQL Editor

  • Project Links

  • My Pins

  • Members

  • Day/Night Mode

  • Documentation


This section at the top of your side bar provides access to the main content management functions, where you can create, edit, and manage your posts, pages, or any custom content types defined in your Orbitype configuration.

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SQL Editor

The SQL Editor in the Orbitype dashboard sidebar allows users to access their database, enabling advanced data manipulation, reporting, and analysis tasks. It's recommended for users with SQL knowledge and database schema understanding.

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This section provides access to various site-wide settings and configurations, including user roles and permissions, site information, API keys, and other administrative tools.

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My Pins

The "My Pins" feature in the Orbitype dashboard sidebar provides personalized quick access to frequently used sections, features, or content. This enhanced user efficiency and overall experience by allowing users to "pin" specific pages or functionalities.

How to Add Pins

To pin items in the Orbitype dashboard, navigate to the desired page, section, or feature, and look for the pin icon.

  • Click on the pin icon, and the item may change color or appear in the "My Pins" section.

  • Access your pinned items by navigating to the "My Pins" section in the sidebar, which is accessible from anywhere in the Orbitype dashboard.

  • Manage your pinned items by adding, removing, or rearranging them, and unpin them by clicking on the pin icon or using the "My Pins" option.

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User Profiles

The Orbitype dashboard sidebar uses user profiles or avatars for various purposes in the CMS environment, including identification, personalization, activity ownership, access, permissions, and communication. These avatars indicate ownership, recent edits, and content contact, enhancing workflows and team dynamics, making digital workspaces more human-centered and collaborative.

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Light and Dark Mode

The Orbitype dashboard sidebar offers a Light and Dark mode option, enhancing visual comfort and personalization by allowing users to choose a color scheme for their dashboard, catering to various working conditions.

Users can switch between Light and Dark mode through a toggle at the bottom part of the sidebar.

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This section provides links to Orbitype documentation, support resources, and possibly a community forum for getting help with using Orbitype effectively.

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Learn more

Overview Pages

In Orbitype, Overview Pages are designed to enhance your browsing experience by providing two distinct ways to view and interact with your content: Grid View and Table View. These views offer flexibility in how data and files are presented, catering to different user preferences and content types. Additionally, Orbitype incorporates hidden settings that automatically customize your experience based on your interactions, ensuring a seamless and personalized interface without requiring manual configuration.

Single Pages

In Orbitype, Single View Pages are a crucial concept, especially designed for displaying individual content items in detail. These pages are dedicated to showcasing a specific piece of content, such as an article, image, video, or any custom content type, in isolation from other content on the site. This approach is particularly beneficial for highlighting the intricacies and details of a single content item, providing a focused and enhanced user experience.

The implementation of Single View Pages allows content creators and developers to tailor the presentation and functionality of these pages to the specific needs of the content they're displaying. This could include custom layouts, interactive elements, or additional metadata, enhancing the engagement and accessibility of the content.

Image View

Explore images of your S3 Storage in detail with Orbitype's Image View. Click any image file in the cloud storage to enjoy a full-screen display, offering clarity beyond thumbnails or lists. Perfect for a closer look!