Admin UI overview

Admin mode is one of three interfaces available in Matrix.

The admin mode interface lets you use all of the functionality available within the Matrix system. The amount of functionality you have within this interface depends on the user account type you have.

You can access Admin mode by appending /_admin to the URL of your Matrix system:

Admin UI interface elements

The interface is divided into the following areas.

admin ui overview

  1. The Toolbar across the very top of the Asset Tree and the Editing Interface.

  2. The Screen header directly below the Toolbar.

  3. The Side panel on the left side.

  4. The Asset tree inside the side panel.

  5. The Main panel on the right side.


The toolbar refers to the main product toolbar that sits above the screen header.

From the toolbar, you can do the following essential functions:

  • View the name of your Matrix system.

  • Search for content using the system-wide search.

  • Access product documentation and other resources through the Help menu.

  • Customize your user account through the My account menu.

Depending on your user account type the toolbar also gives you access to system settings and tools through the following menus:

  • Tools menu

  • Maintenance menu

  • System configuration menu.

Screen header

The screen header is an area of the admin mode user interface that contains a collection of common content editing actions for assets and screens.

From the screen header, you can do the following essential tasks:

  • Save your changes

  • Change screens

  • View information about the current asset you are editing

  • Change the status of the asset.

Side panel

The side panel is a container that houses the asset tree as well as other system-wide utilities.

Asset tree

The asset tree shows the hierarchy of all assets used in your Matrix system.

You also use the asset tree to navigate your site in admin mode as well as add, delete, move, clone and link assets.

Main panel

The main panel is the area that lets you view and edit the various screens of an asset along with system configurations and tools.

Browser and screen resolution support

The Matrix Admin UI is designed to work on the following desktop browser versions running a minimum desktop screen resolution of 1366x768:

Google Chrome

The latest stable desktop release as documented on the Google Chrome releases blog.

Mozilla Firefox

The latest stable desktop release as documented on the release notes section of the Mozilla Firefox desktop browser download page.

Mozilla Firefox ESR

The latest extended support release as documented on the Mozilla Firefox ESR release notes page.

Microsoft Edge

The latest stable release as documented on the Microsoft Edge browser release notes page.


The current and immediately preceding release as documented on the Safari release notes page.

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