The Platform as a Multi-Device CMS
The content application in the platform powers the CMS attributes. It is one of the most used features of Modyo allowing non-technical people to add content that can be consumed in any device. There are 5 types of default content: Post, Album, Video, Audio, and File.
Note: You can create additional custom fields within each type of content in the content application configurations. All content generated produces a JSON output that can be consumed by other applications.
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The content list view shows the latest content added and is filterable and searchable.
To access the content app go to Site > Appications > Content to create and work with content.
Filter content by using the chevrons , take action with content by pressing the 3 dots or create new content by selecting + New in the top right corner.
Status: Shows Published, Unpublished or Scheduled content.
Workflow: Shows the state of a content item. Editing, Approved, Awating Revision, Awaiting Approval, Deleted (Soft Delete).
Type: Shows the content by type, Post, Album, Video, Audio o File.
Categories: Shows the content by Category.Tags: You can filter content by up to 3 different tags.
Each content item when clicking the 3 dots has the following actions:
- Open: If published, will open a new window showing how the content looks on the frond end.
- View Draft: If unpublished, will allow you to preview the content to be published.
- Edit: Opens the content item to edit.
- Publish: Publish content. If workflows are activated, the content will be sent to workflows.
- Unpublish: Unpublish content.
- Delete: If content is unpublished, will allow you to soft delete the content. To hard delete the content, apply the Delete Filter at the top and you can permanently delete the content.
By selecting the check boxes next to each content item you can execute some bulk actions.
Bulk Actions appears when a checkbox is selected:
- Export: Allows you to bulk export some of the key information about your content.
- Publish: Bulk publish selected content.
- Unpublish: Bulk unpublish selected content.
- Delete: Bulk deletes selected content.
Note: To delete content, the content must be Unpublished.
Select +New and the content type will appear. For example let's create a new Post. Post is the most common content type used. A Post takes structured content and allows you to publish information to target users.
When creating a Post the following fields below appear by default.
Title: The title for your post.
Extract (SEO): Provides a summary of the post that is used for Findability and Search Engine Optimization.
URL: The URL you'd like for the post.
Description: The platform uses Froala cas the text editor and selecting will change the editor to CodeMirror for accessing the html directly. Froala provides editing tools for text, formating, images, etc...
Cover Image: Provides a cover image for the post that can be shown in different ways.
Category: Adds a category to the content. Important for filtering and manipulating content.
Tags: Adds tags to the content. Important for filtering and manipulating content.
Publish Options: Publishes content based on your specifications: On Save, On a Particular Date & Time, For a Specific Date & Time.
Targeting Options: Targets allow you to show content items to specific users only. In order to use targeting you require authenticated users in the Customer database.
Sharing: Activates sharing functionality on the front end for a user to share to Facebook or Google.
When you're ready to publish select:
Note: If workflows are activated you'll need to go through Review and Approve Stages. To activate workflows, go to the Content Application configurations.
Custom fields allow you to extend the content application with 20 additional content fields each generating their own Liquid Reference for use in different applications.
Additional Content Types
Additional content types are:
Album: The album content type allows you to upload multiple images to create an album.
Video: The video content type allows you to upload videos. You can upload a video with a maxi file size up to 200mb or simply insert the embed code from YouTube or another Video Service.
Audio: The Audio content type uploads an audio file with a max file size up to 100mb.
File: The File content type allows you to upload any file with a max file size up to 100mb. When uploading PDF files, the platform will display an embedded IFrame reader to users on the front end with an option to download the file.