The Create Content Widget was removed from XperienCentral in version R32. To create new content in XperienCentral versions R32 and higher, use the Create Content drop-down in a sidebar header. See The Workspace for complete information.


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Using the Create Content Widget, you create the content for your channel(s) (pages, page sections, articles, etc.). All supported content types can be created quickly and easily using the Create Content Widget and you can immediately begin adding content to the items you create. With the exception of pages and page sections, all items created with the Create Content Widget are automatically added to the Content Repository and are therefore universally available to be used in all parts of your website. To create a new content item, click the drop-down list of available content types in the Create Content Widget and then select the content type you want to create. The new content type will be created and appear in the Editor where you can add content to it and define its properties.


The content types described in this topic are the default types available in XperienCentral. If your project has deployed custom content types, they may also be available in the Create Content Widget. Ask your application manager or main editor if you have questions about using custom content types not described here.


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Image

An image content item contains a graphic that can be displayed on pages, page sections and articles on your website. The supported formats are SVG, GIF, BMP, PNG and JPEG. When you select "Image" from the drop-down list, the basic properties for the image appear. The image can be showed on the website using the Image content element as well the Dynamic Content Overview and Content Overview content elements. Define the following properties for an image:


Basic
PropertyDescription
TitleThe title of the image. This is the name that appears in the search results when you search for the image.
Publication DateThe date that the image was or will be published.
Expiration DateThe date when the image will expire.
TagsThe tags assigned to the image.
Database LinkA link to one or more database items containing related information.
Alternative TextThe text that appears if the image cannot be displayed.
Alternative text can be edited at an elementSpecifies whether the alternative text can be edited in an element.
Size ModelThe size model to use to display the image. If no size model is specified, the image will display in its actual size.
ImageA thumbnail preview of the image. To add an image. click [Add Image]. You can either select an image using the File Upload Explorer or you can drag and drop an image onto the target area from another window. If an image has already been added and you want to edit it, click [Edit Image]. You can also delete the image by selecting the [Delete Image] link after clicking [Edit Image].
Status
PropertyDescription
Publication StatusThe following are the possible publication status states:
  • Active — The image version has a public workflow state ("Published" for example) and the current date/time falls within the publication and expiration date range and the version has the most recent publication date.
  • Inactive — The image version has a non-public workflow state ("Planned" for example) and its most recent publication date is not the most recent.
  • Expired — The image version has a public workflow state ("Published" for example) and the current date/time is later than the expiration date.
  • Scheduled for publication — The image version has a public workflow state ("Published" for example) and the current date/time is earlier than the publication date.
Workflow StatusThe current workflow status of the image.
CreatedThe date and time the image was created and the name of the user who created it.
Last ModifiedThe date and time the image was last modified and the name of the user who modified it.
Versions
Shows all the versions of the image. To navigate to a version, click it in the list.



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Page

To create a new page, select "Page" from the drop-down list. The new page will be a child page of the page that currently has the focus in the Site Structure Widget.


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Article

An article content item can be displayed in a Dynamic Content Overview content element or a Content Overview content element. You add content to an article in exactly the same way that you add content to pages and page sections in the Editor.



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Download

A Download content item contains a file that is available for website visitors to download. The download can be made can be made available using the Download content element as well the Dynamic Content Overview and Content Overview content elements. Define the following properties for a Download:

Basic
PropertyDescription
TitleThe title of the Download. This is the name that appears in the search results when you search for the Download.
Publication DateThe date that the Download will be published.
Expiration DateThe date when the Download will expire.
TagsThe tags assigned to the Download.
AuthorThe name of the person or entity that added the Download. The author will appear below the link for the Download.
DateSelect the date when the Download was added. The date will appear below the link for the Download. This is useful in order to give website visitors an idea of how old the file is.
VersionEnter a version number for the Download if you want to distinguish it from other Downloads with the same or similar name. The version will appear below the link for the Download.
PersonalizationThe personalization assigned to the Download.
FileThe name of the file to be downloaded. To replace the file with another or to delete it, click [Replace File].
Status
PropertyDescription
Publication StatusThe following are the possible publication status states:
  • Active — The Download version has a public workflow state ("Published" for example) and the current date/time falls within the publication and expiration date range and the version has the most recent publication date.
  • Inactive — The Download version has a non-public workflow state ("Planned" for example) and its most recent publication date is not the most recent.
  • Expired — The Download version has a public workflow state ("Published" for example) and the current date/time is later than the expiration date.
  • Scheduled for publication — The Download version has a public workflow state ("Published" for example) and the current date/time is earlier than the publication date.
Workflow StatusThe current workflow status of the Download.
CreatedThe date and time the Download was created and the name of the user who created it.
Last ModifiedThe date and time the Download was last modified and the name of the user who modified it.
Versions
Shows all the versions of the Download. To navigate to a version, click it in the list.



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Navigating to Content Items

When you create a new content item, it is stored in the Content Repository. To navigate to all content items, see Searching for Content Items. Pages can also be navigated to using the Site Structure Widget and page sections can be navigated to using the Page Sections Widget.

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Using the Create Content Widget, you create the content for your website. All existing content types can be created quickly and easily using the Create Content Widget and you can immediately begin adding content to the items you create. The default XperienCentral Headless content types (page and article) are described in this section. For complete information about the content types available in your project, contact your application manager.


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Page

To create a new page, select "Page" from the drop-down list. The new page will be a child page of the page that currently has the focus in the Site Structure Widget.


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Article

An article content item can be displayed in a Dynamic Content Overview content element or an Content Overview content element. You add content to an article in exactly the same way that you add content to pages and page sections in the Editor.



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Navigating to Content Items

When you create a new content item, it is stored in the Content Repository. To navigate to all content items, see Searching for Content Items. Pages can also be navigated to using the Site Structure Widget.

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