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Content Type Manager

The Content Type Manager allows Superusers to edit existing content types (including the Out-Of-the-Box content types) and add new content types.

The Content Type Manager is found under Manage:

The new window shows the existing content types and new content types can be added using the Add type button:

Editing Content Types

Each existing content type has an options icon ..., which provides the options of:

  • Edit.
  • Copy.
  • Delete.

Edit

Edit allows the label, icon, and color of the content type to be changed:

Copy

Copy creates a duplicate of the content type copied:

Delete

The Delete option removes the content type after the deletion is confirmed:

The section on the right of the page provides the layout for the content type. In this example the Blog content type has a Title, Quote, and Body:

This layout is reflected in blog content, with; a header, a quote, and a text body:

Add member

New sections can be added to the layout using the button. This opens a new window with the required values for a new member of the content type:

The Label provides an identifier or name for the new member.

The Content type offers the choice of:

  • Single line
  • Multiple lines
  • HTML
  • Code

Help text provides the text that will be shown to guide the usage of the new member.

The Style defines the style of the font; header (H1 to H5) or Paragraph (text):

There is a Styling preview which shows how the new member will look:

When the required details are entered click on Save.

Using the icon, at the beginning of the member, allows the members to be re-ordered:

When the content of this type is opened the new member is shown:

Edit member

Members of the content type can be edited using the edit icon . This opens the member window, which allows new values to replace the existing values:

Delete member

Members can be deleted using the delete icon . There is a confirm window to complete before the member is deleted:

Details

There is also a details option which adds a member to the content type's metadata. In this example the Blog content type shows where a details member can be added:

By clicking the button, a new details section opens:

  • Boolean: A Boolean data type has only two possible values: true or false.

  • DateTime: A DateTime data type contains Year-Month-Date-Time, it can be shown in a readable format, e.g. 2019-04-15 01:37 is shown as Apr 15, 2019, 1:37 PM.

  • DateTimeOffset: A DateTime offset data type contains Year-Month-Date-Time-Offset (current UTC time with an offset value of +/-), e.g. the current DateTime of with offset of minus 6 hours 2019-04-19 09:30:10-06:00.

  • Decimal: A decimal data type is a fractional number expression, e.g. ½ is expressed as 0.5, or 1¼ is expressed as 1.25.

  • Integer: An integer is a whole number, it cannot be a fraction, e.g. Numbers that are integers: -5, 1, 5, 8, 97, and 3,043. Numbers that are not integers are: -1.43, ¾ , 3.14, .09, and 5,643.1.

  • Long: A long is a long integer so is a whole number, but can contain a larger number than an integer, e.g. 1, 10, 99, or 234536.

  • Option List: An Option list is an existing list within the system of selectable options, e.g. Task Status options = 1. Not Started / 2.Done / 3. Cancelled. For further information on Option Lists, please see Options Lists

  • Taxonomy: A Taxonomy is an existing hierarchical schema within the system. For further information on Taxonomies, please see Taxonomies.

Select the data type required and click on save. A new window opens. In this example a Boolean data type is used for a true or false metadata field, for the data of if "blog contains product detail":

If an item of the blog content type is opened, under the details:

The new metadata field is shown. The value of true or false is indicated by a slider button:

Add type

New content types can be added via the Add type button:

This opens the new content type window, input a Label for identification, select an Icon and a Color:

The new content type can be saved:

The new content type is listed in the Content type manager:

The layout of the new content type can be defined. Click on the content type and use the button to add members:

This content type can now be used to create content:

The new layout is shown:

General members

General members are the sections of metadata for content types.

These two fields relate to the metadata associated with the content:

Members can be added to either or both of the elements using the button:

The new members are shown in the respective details of the content ( Strategy, and Details):

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