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Content types

The Content types page lets you edit existing content types (including the built-in content types) and add new content types.

To access the Content types page:

  1. On the menu bar, click Manage .
  2. On the Manage page, click Content types.

The Content types page contains two tabs:

  • Types: lets you manage content types and their members.
  • General members: lets you manage general content metadata.

Create a content type

To create a new content type:

  1. On the Types tab, click Add type.
  2. On the Details tab of the New M.ContentType dialog box, set the following parameters.

    FieldTypeDescriptionValueMandatory/Optional
    LabelStringName of the content type.String valueMandatory
    IdentifierStringUnique identifier for the content type. Defined automatically based on the label but can be manually set. When th identifier is set, it cannot be updated anymore.String valueOptional
    PrefixStringPrefix defining the content type. Defined automatically based on the label but can be manually set, it cannot be updated anymore.String valueOptional
    IconIconRepresents the content type. The icon is also used when no content thumbnail is available.IconsMandatory
    ColorDrop-down listColor used to identify the content type.ColorsMandatory
  3. On the Validation rules tab of the New M.ContentType dialog box, add validation conditions you want to apply on the content type. By default, rules are validated when the content lifecycle Status is Final.

  4. Click Save.
Warning

Setting a different validation condition than Final can have unwanted side effects and possibly block certain items to move forward in the flow. For example, the condition on required fields is checked before editing which makes the validation fail and break the flow.

Add a member

The content members define the sections and layout of the content document, whereas the details members represent the content metadata.

Content member

To add a new content member to a content type:

  1. On the left of the Types tab, select the content type you want to configure in the list.
  2. On the right of the Type tab, in the Content section, click Add member.
  3. On the Add member dialog box, click the type of member you want to create:

    • Single-line text: single line field for short text such as titles or names.
    • Multiline text: multi-line field for text such as descriptions or articles.
    • Rich text: rich text field with formatting, asset embedding, and collaboration features.
    • Reference: field containing other content items that the content item references to.
  4. On the Details tab of the Add member dialog box, set the following parameters.

    FieldTypeDescriptionValueMandatory/Optional
    LabelStringName of the member.String valueMandatory
    Help textStringText shown to guide the usage of the new member.String valueOptional
    StyleDrop-down listStyle of the font.Paragraph or Heading x, with x from 1 to 5Mandatory
  5. On the Validation rules tab of the Add member dialog box:

    • For Reference members, set the following parameters.

      FieldTypeDescriptionValueMandatory/Optional
      Allow only specified content typesSelection listCondition on the content types allowed in the member field.Content typesOptional
      Allow only a specified number of reference itemsDrop-down list + numerical valueCondition on the number of reference items allowed in the member field.No restrictions, Between, At least, or Not more thanOptional
    • For other member types, if you want to make the member mandatory, turn on the Required switch.

  6. Click Save.

Note

A Styling preview under the Style parameter shows how the member appears on the content detail page. This styling is only a cosmetic layer for the detail page, it is not stored as data of the content.

Detail member

To add a new detail member to a content type:

  1. On the left of the Types tab, click the content type you want to configure in the list.
  2. On the right of the Type tab, on the Details section, click Add member.
  3. On the Add member dialog box, click the type of member you want to create.

    Member typeDescription
    BooleanBoolean data type
    DatetimeDatetime data type
    Datetime offsetDatetime offset data type
    DecimalFractional number expression
    IntegerWhole number
    LongLong integer
    Option listOption list with selectable options
    TaxonomyHierarchical arrangement of entities
    Single-line textSingle line field for short text such as titles or names
    Multiline textMulti-line field for text such as descriptions or articles
    Rich textRich text field with formatting, asset embedding, and collaboration features
  4. On the Details tab of the Add member dialog box, set the following parameters:

    FieldTypeDescriptionValueMandatory/Optional
    LabelStringName of the member.String valueMandatory
    Help textStringText shown to guide the usage of the new member.String valueOptional
  5. On the Validation rules tab of the Add member dialog box:

    • For all member types, if you want to make the member mandatory, turn on the Required switch.
    • For Option list members, set the extra Data source parameter, which is the source for the list values.
    • For Taxonomy members, set the following extra parameters.

      FieldTypeDescriptionValueMandatory/Optional
      Associated definitionDrop-down listAssociated entity definition, which is the source of the taxonomy values.Entity definitionMandatory
      Associated labelStringLabel for the associated entity definition.String valueOptional
      Multi valueToggle switchWhen enabled, lets you select multiple values for the member field.Enabled/DisabledOptional
  6. Click Save.

Note

The detail members appear on the Details tab of the content details pages.

General members

General members define the metadata sections of content detail pages for all content types. Following the previous Add a member procedure, you can add custom members in two sections: General or Strategy.

Using the icon, at the beginning of the member, lets you order the members.

Note

Members added to the General section appear on the Details tab of the content detail pages, whereas members added to the Strategy section appear on the Strategy tab.

Content types operations

For each content type, click Actions next to its name, to perform the following operations:

  • Edit : opens the edit mode for the content type. You can modify all parameters set during creation.
  • Copy : Duplicates the content type.
  • Delete : Deletes the content type.

Member operations

You can perform the following operations on members:

  • Edit : opens the edit mode for the member. You can modify all parameters set during creation.
  • Delete : deletes the member.
  • Move : moves the member. You can drag the member to the place you want in the list of members.

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