In Kontent.ai, you use a content item for every piece of content you create. Content items have a structure based on their template called a content type, and they can hold text with formatting, images, or even include other content items.This lesson will guide you through creating your first content item.
Let’s jump right in and create a new piece of content to get a feel of the authoring experience in Kontent.ai:
See the documentation about content items for a step-by-step guide on creating content items.The name you’ve given to your item serves as the item’s identifierin Kontent.ai. And because the content item name is shared across all your item’s variants, you can find your item in any language.When you work with content items, your work is safe – each change you make is saved automatically.
Find content assigned to you
More often than not, you will have content items prepared for you in advance. This might be a common scenario in larger companies where a content manager creates an empty content item for you to fill in. If that’s your case, there are several ways to get to your content.
Home tailored to you
A great place to start looking for your content in Kontent.ai is Home. There, you can find three tabs:
Recently edited by you is a list of content items you’ve worked on recently.
Assigned to you is for content items assigned specifically to you.
Your tasks tab contains tasks assigned to you in content items.
The last two tabs can serve as a handy to-do list for you if all people in your organization use assigning content items and tasks consistently.
Search for your content
The universal way to find content items is to navigate to the content inventory under Content & assets. In Content & assets, you can search for content items by their name or content. You can also use the available filters to speed up the navigation.
Explore your content item
Now that you know how to create a content item and find it afterward, let’s see what to do before you start composing content:
What are those tabs in content items?
Every content item consists of different types of elements, depending on the item’s purpose. For example, you might have a rich text element for the content itself, an asset element for images, or a linked items element for related blog posts. This also means you will work differently with each of these elements.On top of that, elements in content items can be divided into content groups. These groups are shown as separate tabs in content items, enabling you to focus specifically on the elements you need at the moment.
Get a closer look at how the tools inside content items help you achieve your goals faster and more efficiently. We’ll talk about formatting text, keyboard shortcuts to get things done faster, or reasons why it makes sense that certain options are sometimes unavailable. You’ll also get to know content item versions – the time machine in content items :)After you finish this lesson, you’ll have the know-how to write rich content using Kontent.ai.
Your experience when creating content might be different depending on your set of permissions and your role in the project. If you think you need your permissions changed, contact your project manager.
Try it yourself!To get the full experience, go to your own project in Kontent.ai and create a new piece of content yourself. This way, you’ll not only get familiar with the process but also learn what collections, content types, and workflows your team is using.When trying this out, be sure to use a safe environment where creating new content wouldn’t be an issue.
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