Create Content Layouts with Oracle Content Management

Create a content layout for laying out fields in a content item when displayed on a site page. When a content item is added to a page, it will use the chosen content layout.

An enterprise user can create and use content items based on content types and layouts that you provide as a developer. You can create new content layouts from the default layout. Multiple content layouts associated with the content type make it possible for the site designer to display content items in different contexts without changing the content.

If you use a content layout in a content list component, then the content layout is repeated once per content item. The content layouts are then arranged by the section layout.

You can export a content layout to modify it offline and then import it to replace the existing content layout.

To create a content layout:

  1. On the Oracle Oracle Content Management home page, click Developer in the side navigation.
    The Developer page is displayed.
  2. Click View all Components.
  3. From the Create drop-down menu on the right, choose Create Content Layout.
  4. In the Create Content Layout dialog box, select the content types that will use the layout, choose the fields to display, and enable Add support for custom settings when used in Sites if you want site creators to be able to add custom settings and styles when adding content item and content list components to a page.

    Content Layout dialog

  5. Provide a name and description for your content layout component and click Create.

    The content layout is added to your components.


    Only alphanumeric characters, hyphens, and underscores are valid in content layout titles.
  6. To export the content layout for editing, select it, and then click Export in the right-click menu or click Export icon in the actions bar.
    1. Navigate to an existing folder, or select Create then Folder to create a new folder and provide a name and, optionally, a description.
    2. Select the checkbox next to the folder, and click OK.
    3. Click the folder’s icon or name to open it.

    A layout package file is created in the selected folder with the content layout name and a .zip extension. Download the file to your development environment to edit the files.

    Assets folder of content layout

    These files control the layout of the fields in content items that use the Employee-Card content layout. If you enabled the Add support for custom settings when used in Sites, then an additional file named settings.html is also created which provides a default rendering of a single content item so it can be displayed.

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  7. Edit the design.css, layout.html, and render.js files to get the content layout you want.

    For example, the following files specify the Employee-Card content layout:

    1. Edit the design.css file:
      .scs-tile-layout {
          font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', 'Segoe UI', sans-serif-regular, Helvetica, Arial;
          font-size: 16px;
          margin: 0px;
          padding: 0px;
          font-style: normal;
          color: #333;
      .scs-tile-layout li {
          list-style: none;
          font-size: 14px;
          font-style: normal;
          font-variant-caps: normal;
          font-weight: 200;
          margin: 0px;
      .scs-tile-layout-img-container {
          height: 150px;
          width: 100px;
          float: left;
          margin: 0em 0.5em 0em 0em;
          padding: 0px;
          border-radius: 3px;
          overflow: hidden;
          position: relative;
      .scs-tile-layout-img {
          position: absolute;
          left: -100%;
          right: -100%;
          top: -100%;
          bottom: -100%;
          margin: auto;
          height: 100%;
          min-width: 100%;
      .scs-tile-layout p {
          margin: 0px;
    2. Edit the layout.html file:
      <div class="scs-tile-layout-img-container">
          <img class="scs-tile-layout-img" src="{{data.employee_profile_pictureURL}}" />
      <ul class="scs-tile-layout">
              <p><b>Phone: </b>{{data.employee_phone}}</p>
              <a href="{{scsData.detailPageLink}}" title="Go to detail page"><span class="detail-page">Profile</span></a>
    3. Edit the render.mjs file:
      /* globals Mustache */
      import CommonUtils from './common.mjs';
      export default class {
          // class variables
          contentVersion = ">=1.0.0 <2.0.0"
          // Content Layout constructor
          constructor(params) {
              // store passed in values
              this.contentItemData = params.contentItemData || {};
              this.scsData = params.scsData;
              this.contentClient = params.contentClient;
              this.libs = this.contentClient.getLibs() || {};
              // store path to the "assets" folder
              this.assetsFolder = import.meta.url.replace('/render.mjs', '');
              // access resources
              this.Mustache = params.Mustache || this.libs.Mustache || window.Mustache;
          // Main rendering function:
          // - Updates the data to handle any required additional requests and support granular permissions
          // - Expand the Mustache template with the updated data
          // - Appends the expanded template HTML to the parentObj DOM element
          render(parentObj) {
              const contentClient = this.contentClient;
              const commonUtils = new CommonUtils(contentClient);
              const noPermissionToViewMsg = "You do not have permission to view this asset";
              let contentType;
              let customSettings;
              let secureContent = false;
              // extract the content that will be used as the model
              this.content = Object.assign({}, this.contentItemData);
              // If used with CECS Sites, Sites will pass in context information via the scsData property.
              if (this.scsData) {
                  this.content = Object.assign(this.content, {
                      "scsData": this.scsData
                  contentType = this.content.scsData.showPublishedContent === true ? "published" : "draft";
                  customSettings = this.content.scsData.customSettingsData || {};
              // Handle fields specific to this content type.
              // If displaying detail items, get the IDs of any referenced assets
              // we will do an additional query to retrieve these so we can render them as well.
              const referedFields = [];
              const referedIds = commonUtils.findReferenceFieldIds(referedFields, this.content.fields, noPermissionToViewMsg);
              // Handle expansion of URLs and check permissions for access to referenced digital asset
              const digitalAssetFields = ["starter-blog-author_avatar"];
              commonUtils.updateDigitalAssetURLs(digitalAssetFields, this.content.fields, noPermissionToViewMsg);
              // Handle markdown expansion
              const markDownFields = ["starter-blog-author_bio"];
              commonUtils.updateMarkdownFields(markDownFields, this.content.fields);
              // Handle richText expansion
              const richTextFields = [];
              commonUtils.updateRichTextFields(richTextFields, this.content.fields);
              // Handle date field formatting
              const dateTimeFields = [];
              commonUtils.updateDateTimeFields(dateTimeFields, this.content.fields);
              // Fetch any referenced items and resources used to render the content layout
                  contentClient.importText(this.assetsFolder + '/layout.html'),
                  contentClient.importCSS(this.assetsFolder + '/design.css')
              ]).then((resources) => {
                  const results = resources[0];
                  const templateHtml = resources[1];
                  // Store the retrieved referenced items in the model used by the template.
                  commonUtils.addReferencedItems(referedFields, results, this.content.fields);
                  // apply the model to the template
                  try {
                      // Use Mustache to expand the HTML template with the data.
                      const template = this.Mustache.render(templateHtml, this.content);
                      // Insert the expanded template into the passed in container.
                      if (template) {
                          parentObj.insertAdjacentHTML('beforeend', template);
                  } catch (e) {

      For information about editing the render.js and other files, see Develop Components.

  8. Import your modified files to replace the existing content layout.
    1. On the home page, click Documents.
    2. Upload the modified content layout to a folder, in a file with a .zip extension, which includes the same folder and file names that you exported.
      If you want to import it as a new content layout, you need to change the GUID of the content layout in _folder.json.
    3. On the home page, click Developer.
      The Developer page is displayed.
    4. Click View all Components.
    5. From the Create menu, choose Import Component.
    6. Select the checkbox next to the uploaded zip file that contains the modified component, and click OK.

    Your modified content layout is imported to Components.

You can also export a content layout to copy or move it to another Oracle Content Management instance and import it there.