CMS Plugin: Frequently Asked Questions
By Guðrún Gústafsdóttir
Where can I find the CMS plugins?
Plugins are available for download via the Siteimprove CMS Plugin page. Information on plugins installed can be found under the Integrations menu within the Siteimprove platform.
Who can see and utilize the CMS plugin?
Anyone who has a Siteimprove login can utilize the plugin. If a user does not have access to certain things in Siteimprove those permission settings will carry over to the plugin.
How to navigate the Siteimprove CMS Plugin?
See the article "How to navigate the Siteimprove CMS Plugin?"
Is the plugin on every page in our CMS, regardless of exclusions in place on the platform?
The plugin is on every page in the CMS. If an exclusion has been made on a certain page, the plugin will report the page as not found and not show data for that page.
Are there security risks with the CMS plugin?
The CMS plugin has the same high level of security as the Siteimprove Intelligence Platform itself. Learn more about CMS plugin security on the CSM Plugin Security FAQ.
What CMS versions does the Siteimprove CMS Plugin support?
Details on which Content Management Systems (CMS) the Siteimprove plugin is available, can be found on the Siteimprove CMS Plugin page.
How long does setup generally take for the plugin?
This can vary from CMS to CMS but typically takes about 5 minutes or less.
Would the plugin interfere with, or slow down the performance of our CMS?
The plugin has been designed to process data on the Siteimprove servers. This means that the plugin should not cause any issues with performance on a customer's CMS.
Does the CMS plugin come with any additional cost?
No. The CMS plugin is free for everyone to download and install. In order to use the plugin you need to have a Siteimprove account. If you do not have a Siteimprove account, you will not be able to login. This will prevent you from using the plugin even though it is installed.
What if there is not a plugin available for my CMS?
There are a lot of CMS's out there and it would be impossible to create a plugin for every single one. Customers can submit a request for us to develop a plugin for their specific CMS in the Siteimprove Community forum or vote for existing suggestions. These will be evaluated by the CMS plugin team and will be prioritized based on technical compatibility and demand.
What happens if I add a new page to my site? Will the plugin automatically check that page?
That depends on the plugin and how your CMS Platform is set up. But for most of our plugins we do. When a new page is published that will trigger a single page check of that page and reload when the page has finished crawling. It is good to know that if a page is not published, the page cannot be checked unless you use the content check functionality, currently only available in our Adobe AEM plugin. The crawler cannot access a page that is not public without additional setup. This additional setup would include providing our crawler login credentials to crawl behind a login screen or allowing our crawler IPs on a private network. This does not include pages that considered drafts and not published.
What steps are needed for the implementation of the CMS plugin?
If a Siteimprove user has a customized user role and permissions, will this criteria be replicated in the plugin?
Yes, they will see the same information in the plugin as they are seeing in the platform. Any changes to the user's role need to be amended in the platform.
Does the Siteimprove DCI® scoring only work on published content?
Yes. The majority of Siteimprove checks will only run on published content. For the pre-publish check, which is available in the Adobe Experience Manager plugin, we only perform some of these checks. See details in the Adobe AEM Plugin User Manual, 'Checks available in pre-publish functionality'.
Can a user create a policy from the plugin?
Policies need to be created in the Siteimprove platform. For the pre-published content in Adobe Experience Manager, content policies marked as high priority and enabled for all sites will be available.
Can a user make decisions on Misspellings or Words to review in the plugin?
No. Adding words to the dictionary has to be done in the Siteimprove platform.