Searching for Content documentation for the dotCMS Content Management System

Click on the Content tab to display the Content Search Manager. The Content Search Manager allows you to Search Content, Add/Edit Content, or Import Content by uploading a file.

To search for content, simply choose a Content Type from the “Type*” drop down menu, then use any one of the following parameters to refine the content search:

  • Search: Keyword searches ALL of the fields of the specified Content Type for matching content
  • Language: dotCMS supports multiple language versions of the same contentlet. Change languages to search for content versions specific to a particular language (languages must be configured by a webmaster)
  • Keyword Search: Any field checked as “searchable” in the field properties will be keyword searchable in the Content Search Manager
  • Category Search: If a category has been placed in the content structure, one or more categories may be chosen to search for content labeled by that category


*Content Types currently consist of “static” Content, or the Widget Content Type which is an advanced, re-usable, “dynamic” Content Type.

For more information, please see the documentation on Adding a Widget Structure Type.