Working with content types

In order to create content of a particular content type, you first need to register the content type on a hub and associate it with one or more repositories. A content type consists of the content type schema URL, together with a label and optionally an icon, card and one or more visualizations. Content types are what are what the users will use to create content in the production view of the Dynamic Content app.

In this section we explain how to register and update a content type, add an icon to help identify it in the content types window in production, configure a card to provide a representation of a content item in the Content Library, and set up a visualization to allow the user to preview a content item in the content editing window.

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Managing content types

To open the content types window, choose "Content types" from the Development tab in the Dynamic Content app. A list of the content types already registered on this hub is shown.

To register a content type click the "Register content type" button.

The content types list
The content types list

Viewing and updating content types

The content type contextual menu contains two items: Open and Sync with schema

  • Open opens up the Register Content Types window for this type, allowing you to add or modify icons, cards and visualizations, together with the repositories on which this content type is enabled.

  • Sync with schema ensures that the content type is using the latest version of the content type schema it was registered with.

Choosing a content type to open or sync with its schema
Choosing a content type to open or sync with its schema