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Add New Page Content

There will be times when what you have on a page just isn't enough. In that case, you can add new Web Page Content items. The training here will help you jump into adding new items to your pages.

Please visit the Best Practices section to learn more about customizing your text information for the Web and what to know before you create new content.  The Layouts & Style Guides section gives you examples of formatting, layout and styling options for your pages.


From the Website Browser:

  • After logging in to dotCMS you will be taken to the Website Browser tab.
  • Navigate to the page in your site that you want to update and double click on the name to preview it in edit mode.
  • Locate the portion of your page where you want to add a Web Page Content item, then click on the "Add" button above that area on the right.
  • Select "New Content" from the list and you will be taken to the detail page of a new content item.
  • Fill in the "Title" field using the naming conventions outlined in the Web Page Content Best Practices page.
  • Choose the top level folder for your site from the "Folder/Host" dropdown box to save the content in the appropriate place for your site.
  • Scroll down to the WYSIWYG on the Web Page Content item screen and add the desired content.
  • Click "Save" or Save and Publish" once you are finished.

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From the Content Tab:

  • From the Content tab of the administration screen, choose "CC - Web Page Content" from the "Type" dropdown at the top of the left column.
  • In the upper right corner of the screen, click the "Add New Content" dropdown, then select the "Add New Content" option.
  • Fill in the "Title" field using the naming conventions outlined in the Web Page Content Best Practices page.
  • Choose the "Folder/Host" to save the content in the appropriate place for your site.
  • Scroll down to the WYSIWYG on the Web Page Content item screen and add the desired content.
  • Click "Save" or Save and Publish" once you are finished.

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Add an Existing Web Page Content Item to a Page

  1. Using the Website Browser tab, navigate to the page where you will be adding the widget and double click on the name of the page to preview it.
  2. In the upper right of the section in your page where you want to add the content, click "Add".
  3. Choose "Reuse Content" from the dropdown.
  4. In the left column of the dialogue box that appears, choose "CC - Web Page Conent"
  5. Type a term into the "Search" field based on how you have named your item and click the "Search" button to shorten the list of widgets available.
  6. Click "Select" to the left of the content item you would like to add to your page.
  7. Your content will now display on the page you started from.
  8. In the administration column of the left of the page, click "Publish Page" and then click "OK" in the dialogue box that appears.

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