Skinning the content manager explorer is already in place.

I have tried below option to add label in TitlebarContainer.

  1. Created component to control show/hide of message in Titlebar.

  2. Created javascript file to read configuration component[show/hide the message].

  3. Added label[Value from component] next to "Breadcrumb" section in Titlebar through javascript.

  4. Included javascript reference in "web\WebUI\Editors\CME\Configuration\CME.config" file.

    <group name="SDL.Web.UI.Editors.CME.Theme.Environments.Development">
            <file type="style">{ThemePath}/Environments/FILENAME.CSS</file>
            <file type="script">{ThemePath}/Environments/CustomMessage.js</file>
  5. Increased the value of the modification attribute in "web\WebUI\WebRoot\Configuration\System.config"

I have to re-write the script(if changes in "TitlebarContainer" elements) to use the label implementation in Tridion upgrades.

Adding a script reference in group "SDL.Web.UI.Editors.CME.Theme.Environments.Development" to implement this label is a valid approach ?.

  • I'll add an older example, though some elements might have changed since my example for Tridion 2011. What have you tried? Are you looking to add a label or a more temporary message? Sep 29, 2020 at 22:51
  • @Alvin Reyes, My requirement is to Show/Hide message (a label). I tried an option to add label, please find the details in answer section.
    – Bala
    Sep 30, 2020 at 14:06
  • Okay, see my comment to your answer. That information is better in your original question above or as a new question (basically can you reference a JavaScript file directly in the CME.config?). Oct 1, 2020 at 16:42
  • @Alvin Reyes: Updated the question. I tried adding a javascript reference in CME.config and added the label. Not sure whether it is recommended or not.
    – Bala
    Oct 1, 2020 at 20:44

1 Answer 1


If you're willing to use the environment name for that message, you can follow the instructions to skin the Content Manager Explorer for SDL Web 8.5.

I created an older example, but for SDL Tridion 2011 on Tridion Developer. The main part was to uncomment and update the environment > name node in CME.config:


Otherwise other options for setting a message could be:

  • Custom page to point to a page with instructions as a default page for users to see
  • A slide-out navigation integration or label to set some text and/or page
  • JavaScript, Ajax, or similar pop-up in a basic GUI extension

Though you could try to modify CME files, I wouldn't recommend that as it's not a valid extension approach and could/will change in an upgrade.

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