Content item properties

The properties pane in the content editing window provides you with easy access to information about a content item or slot. It also includes a content delivery section from which you can view and copy the content ID and the URL used to retrieve item from the Content Delivery API.

On this page we'll explain the features of the properties pane in detail. See the Content Delivery 2 API page for more information about our next generation Content Delivery API, and the Content Delivery API page to find out about the original Content Delivery API.

Content item properties

The properties pane in the content editing window allows you to view information about a content item, or a slot, all in one place.

To open the content editing window, double-click a content item or slot in the Content Library or choose "View" from the item's menu. You can show or hide the properties pane by clicking the "i" icon at the top right of the window. The item's name, content type, creation and modification date, and publish status are shown, together with the item's locale and status if set. You can also see the current version and the user that made the most recent change.

In the example below the latest version of the "Winter banner" content item is published and it has a status of "Accepted".

The properties pane for a content item, including the publish status, creation and modification date, locale and item status
The properties pane for a content item, including the publish status, creation and modification date, locale and item status

Content delivery

In the "Content delivery" section you can view and copy the Content ID and the URL that developers use to retrieve the content item from the Content Delivery API. Clicking the URL will fetch the content and display the result in a new window.

Note that the content delivery URL will only work when the content has been published and will return the latest published version of the content.

In the content delivery section you can view and copy the content ID and content delivery URL
In the content delivery section you can view and copy the content ID and content delivery URL

Content Delivery 2 URLs

If you have Content Delivery 2 enabled on your hub, additional links will be shown in the Content Delivery section.

For content items or slots that have a delivery key, a URL is shown to retrieve the content using the content delivery 2 API using either the id (1) or delivery key. For content items and slots that don't have a delivery key, only the delivery URL to retrieve the content using the id is included.

The content item properties pane now includes a Content Delivery 2 section
The content item properties pane now includes a Content Delivery 2 section

The JSON content returned by clicking on the Content Delivery 2 URL for the banner content item is shown in the image below.

The JSON content for this item returned by the Content Delivery 2 API.
The JSON content for this item returned by the Content Delivery 2 API.

Content Delivery 2

Content Delivery API