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This document describes how to configure which editing user interface to use in EPiServer CMS. The user interface will run in the EPiServer 7 CMS user interface mode by default, both for a new installation and an upgrade from an earlier EPiServer CMS version. However, running the user interface in “legacy” mode is also supported.

Changing to Legacy Mode

To run the user interface in legacy mode, change the following configuration setting:

  1. Open the episerver.config file and find the siteSettings section.
  2. Set useLegacyEditMode to true.
Editors can navigate to each edit mode directly using the URL to that mode, regardless of which edit mode the site is configured to run.

You might also want to activate the right-click menu for your page templates in view mode, see Creating Page Templates and Block Controls.

Configuring to Use the Legacy Online Help

EPiServer CMS has built-in links to an online web help system (User Guide). If you want to get the links to the online help pointing to the legacy help, you have to alter the configuration for the user interface module.

Change the web help configuration as follows:

  1. To locate the module configuration, open episerverframework.config and open the folder configured by episerver.framework/appData/@basePath.
  2. Open the module.config file located in Modules\CMS.
  3. Change the helpFile attribute to point to{culture}/Default_csh.htm.

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