Create Content Items

Content items are created using a content type as a form or template.

To create a content item:

  1. Click Assets in the navigation panel in your browser.

  2. Click Create and then select Create new content item. If you’ve created content items before, the last 5 types you used are shown. Otherwise, select the content type you want to use from those shown.

    Note:

    Content types must be shared with you before you can use them. If you don’t see a content type you expect to see, contact the person managing content types to see if it was shared with you.
  3. Enter a name and an optional description for the content item.

  4. (optional) Choose the collections associated with the item.

  5. Choose the languages used for translations for the item. The available languages are set by the repository where the content item is managed. You can also elect to make the item non-translatable.

  6. Choose the channels where this item may be used. The available channels are those that were defined with the repository where the content item is managed.

  7. The Create Content Item screen is shown with the fields needed for that content type. You can edit the name and the description you just used if needed.

  8. Enter information into the necessary fields. If media is required, click the Select button. All digital assets are shown. Choose one for use with the content item and click OK. If the asset was not already in the collection, it will be added to the collection after you save the content item.

To see how the content will look with the different layouts associated with the content type, click View. By default, the content is set to fit the browser window. You can select other layout options from the drop-down menu to see how the item will look on different devices, in different sizes, or, if configured, on specific site pages. You can also create your own device size. Alternatively, you can view the ruler by clicking editor ruler icon. Click one of the intervals under the ruler to see how the item appears at different sizes. When you select a mobile device size you can also select portrait/landscape icon to see how the item appears on a mobile device depending on orientation.

When you’re satisfied with the content you created, click Save then Close to exit the Create Content Item screen.

After creating your content item, you might want to add tags to it or translate it. See View and Manage Content Items or Localize Content Items.