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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. The 2018 BETA Template site gives you examples of formatting, layout and styling options for your pages.


    Creating a New Content Container on a Page ("Website Browser" tab)

    • 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 above.
    • 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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    Creating a New Content Container 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 above.
    • 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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    Naming Content Containers

    • To make finding and organizing Web Page Content items easier, you should follow the standard naming conventions.  For example, this content is named other - wac - best practices - web page content.
    • There should be no capitalization in the title.
    • Use a "space dash space" in between the names of the folders.
    • Each folder in the path to where your content is used should be included in the "Title" field. For example, other - is one folder level, followed by wac -.
    • Use spaces between the separate words in each folder name to make the title easier to search on, such as best practices in the above example.
    • If a page has multiple pieces of content (most will), use a name for that piece at the end of the title.  For example, if your introductory paragraph is on it's own in your page, use - intro at the end of the title.
    • If a piece of content is used on multiple pages, use the highest level of commonality for the title.  For example, the related links on every page of this site it titled other - wac - related links.

    Saving

    • Save all of your content items in the main folder for your site. This will make finding it later a lot easier when it's not being used on a page. It also means that you will have less problems if your site ever needs any re-structuring.
    • If you are adding a new piece of content remember first and foremost that you must select the proper "Folder/Host" from the dropdown menu just below the title field - in fact, it's a good idea to get in the habit of doing this step before doing anything else when creating new content.


    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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