Organize elements with content groups
Having clearly organized templates for your content is a great help to your content creators. See how to organize your content types with content groups.
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Content groups are a tool you can use to organize your elements when creating content types. For example, you might decide a content type should include texts and images as well as metadata for SEO purposes. Using content groups, you can create one group for the text and image elements and a second group for the SEO metadata. These groups then show as separate tabs in your content items allowing your contributors to work on only the content group needed at the moment.
See how to organize your elements through the example of adding a content group for your metadata.
Creating content groups
To add a new content group:
- From the app menu, choose Content models.
- Choose the content type you want to add a content group to.
- Click Create new content group.
- Enter a name.
- Click Create content group.
- Click Save changes.
You can add other groups in the same way.
Adding elements to content groups
To add elements to your new content group, click the content group you want to add elements to and drop the elements in the content group.
Moving elements to other content groups
If you decide that elements in a content group would fit better in a different group, you can move them.
To move elements to a different content group:
- Select the elements you want to move using checkboxes.
- In the Move to a content group drop-down, select a content group to move the elements into.
If you do not have a content group that fits the elements yet, select Create new content group from the drop-down menu. Give the new content group a name and click Create content group. The selected elements will be added to the new content group.
Renaming, reordering, and deleting content groups
To reorder your content groups, click the content group you want to move. Then drag the group to where you want it using the Drag button.
You can rename or delete a content group by clicking the More actions button next to the content group you want to rename or delete.
Deleting content groups used in published content
Deleting any content group (except the last one) also deletes all the elements it contains. If you delete a content group containing elements used in published content, the published content will also be deleted.
When you delete the last content group, its elements will remain in the content type and the content will not be deleted.
How your content groups look in content items
Content creators will see the content groups as tabs when they open content items. The content groups are also displayed in any content components used in rich text.
Content creators can click the tab that contains the content they need to work with and they'll see only the elements included in that content group.
Only content groups with at least one element are shown as tabs in your content items. If only one content group contains elements, no tabs are shown.
Any notifications about required elements or limitations are shown as a dot next to the tab of the content group that contains them. Click the tab to see the full notification and what actions you need to take.
- Use our content modeling checklist to make sure you follow best practices.
- Configure limitations on your elements to further set up your content types.
- Create content type snippets to reuse collections of content elements in multiple content items.