Content Form

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Content Form

This panel appears on the left side of the page after content is created or while being edited. It is here the form appears in which content data is entered. The structure and fields in the form are determined by the content type which is defined in the application code. The content editor panel can be collapsed to give the page editor more room by clicking the arrow icon on the top right of the panel.

The top of the content form has the content type icon, the Display Name, and the content path name. The default icon can be replaced with an image file by clicking on it. As the Display Name is entered, the path name will automatically be filled in with a URL-friendly version. The path will not update automatically once the content has been published. This is to prevent accidental breaking of external hard-coded links. The path name can always be changed manually. It is also possible for the Display Name to be generated automatically while other fields in the form are filled in if the content type was set up that way in the application code.

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Underneath is a toolbar with clickable navigation steps that correspond to different sections of the content form. The first one is always content type name, and the last ones are icons for the Schedule (only for published content), Settings and Access wizard steps. In between, there might be X-data and Mixins steps enabled for this content. Clicking on an item in the toolbar will scroll the content form down to the corresponding section.

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Form fields in the content data section depend on how the content type was set up.

The Schedule section is where the period of time, during which a content is available online, can be modified. This section is only displayed for published content.

The Settings section is where the content’s Language and Owner are set. The Language will be inherited from the parent content if it was set there. The Owner will be the logged in user who created the content, but it could be changed if the current user has the right permissions.

The Access section is where the content’s permissions are set. Content will inherit the permissions of the parent content when created. Users, Groups and Roles are principals that can be added to the content. Clicking on any item here will expand it and show what permissions the principal has.

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