Important changes

The following important changes apply to the latest version of Squiz Content Management.

Terminology changes

Several terminology changes are present in Squiz Content Management to support the new backend UI.

Matrix 5.5 Squiz Content Management

Authentication terms:

  • Log in

  • Login

  • Log out

  • Logout

Authentication terms:

  • Sign in

  • Sign-in

  • Sign out

  • Sign-out

Content Container


Read Content components to learn more.

Content Template

Component Template

Read Component templates to learn more.

Content Types

Example: “WYSIWYG Content type”.

Component Types

Example: “WYSIWYG Component type”.

Read Content components to learn more.

Raw HTML Content Type

Code Component Type

Read Code component to learn more.

Link types:

  • Link Type 1

  • Link Type 2

  • Link Type 3


Link types:

  • Menu link

  • Hidden link

  • Invisible link

  • Reference link

Read Linking assets to learn more.

Some UI areas and the backend code for features like APIs still use the old link type terms.

Asset navigation history

Recently viewed list

Simple Edit User

Content editor

Simple Edit Layout

Custom edit layout

Edit Mode Suffix

Inline edit mode suffix

Layouts screen

Custom edit layouts screen

Layouts Manager

Custom edit layout manager

Payment Express Payment Gateway

Windcave Payment Gateway

New password rules default

The default password rules now contain the following settings:

  • The minimum password length is 12 characters.

  • Disallow User Info defaults to Yes.

  • The character rule Numeric Digits is active and set to 1.

  • Password History Enforcement is now 999.

  • The default blocklist now includes a broader range of insecure passwords.

Furthermore, the term “blacklist“ changed in favor of “blocklist“.

Search manager: minimum word length decreased

The default minimum word length for search term indexing is set to 3.

"Use default" setting on metadata fields disabled by default

The default value of the Enable Use Default Option is No. By default, new metadata fields that get created will not show the "Use default" option.

Default /_edit behavior changes

The inline edit mode suffix (previously known as Edit Mode Suffix) behavior is optimized for the new inline edit mode feature introduced in Version 6.4.

By default, adding this suffix to a Content Management asset URL (/_edit by default) will now take you to the Admin UI (/_admin) and onto the asset’s inline edit mode screen. If the asset does not have inline edit mode enabled, the details screen is loaded instead.

This behavior can be changed using the new Enable standalone inline edit mode setting on the details screen of design assets.

Edit+ deprecation

The Edit+ editing interface has been deprecated and replaced with a new and improved editing experience for content editors.

Users that sign in to Edit+ on Matrix 5.5 are used to seeing the following editing experience:

The Edit+ interface in Matrix 5

The editing experience is replaced with this new interface:

The Admin UI in Squiz Content Management

To access this new interface, users still use the /_edit suffix on any given URL to enter edit mode on an asset. Once loaded, users are presented with an interface offering similar functionality that they had access to in Edit+.

The default screen that users see when accessing /_edit on a URL depends on the asset type and the design used for your site. Users will either load the asset in inline edit mode, the details screen, or the content screen.

Inline editing can be enabled or disabled for a design using the Details screen.

Read the design asset Details screen documentation for more information about activating inline edit experiences for other asset types using the Enable standalone inline edit mode option.

The "Enable inline edit mode" option highlighted in the Details screen of a design asset.

Read the Admin UI overview documentation for more information on the new user interface experience.

Default backend language set to English (United States)

The Default backend language setting is renamed to Admin UI language.

This setting has been set to "English (United States)" and can no longer be changed to another language.