Creating content items
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This topic describes how to create content items in the Back Office.

To start working with сontent items, go to Content Management > Content Items.


Select a Content Item

Follow the steps below to select a content item you want to create:

  1. On the Overview of Content Items page, click Add Content Item in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Select a content item type you want to create and follow the steps from the corresponding section:

See Content Item Types: Module Relations to learn about the content item types.

See Content Items: Reference Information to learn about the attributes on this page.

Create a Banner Content Item

For the use cases and examples of the Banner content item, see Banner Content Item Widget and Banner Content Item Widget Templates.

Follow the steps to create a Banner:

  1. On the Create Content Item: Banner page, enter Name and Description. The fields are mandatory.
  2. In the Default tab, fill out the following mandatory fields:
    • Title
    • Subtitle
    • Image URL
    • Click URL
    • Alt-text

See Content Items: Reference Information to learn about the attributes on this page.

  1. If needed, repeat the previous step in one or more locale-specific tabs.
Multi-language setup

The following logic applies in a multi-language setup:

  • Locale-specific values overwrite the default values when the Banner is rendered on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  • If the fields are not filled out for a locale, the default values are displayed on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  1. Click Save. This takes you to the Overview of Content Items page.
Verification

Make sure the Banner has been created:

  • Above the List of Content Items, you can see the message: Content item has been successfully created.
  • In the List of Content Items, you can see the created Banner.

Tips & Tricks
On the Create Content Item: Banner page, you can do the following:

  • Clear all the fields in a tab by clicking Clear locale.

  • Go back to the Overview of Content Items page by clicking Back to Content Items in the top right corner.

Saving changes

Make sure to click Save before clicking Back to Content Items or going to any other Back Office section. Otherwise, the changes are discarded.

Create an Abstract Product List Content Item

For the use cases and examples of the Abstract Product List content item, see Abstract Product List Content Item Widget and Abstract Product List Content Item Widget Templates.

Follow the steps to create an Abstract Product List:

  1. On the Create Content Item: Abstract Product List page, enter Name and Description. The fields are mandatory.
  2. In the Defualt tab, add products to the Abstract Product List as follows:
    1. In the Add more products table, click +Add to list next to the desired products.
    Verification

    The added products should appear in the table above the Add more products table.

    1. In the table above the Add more products table, sort the added products by clicking Move Down or Move Up.

See Content Items: Reference Information to learn about the attributes on this page.

  1. If needed, repeat the previous step in one or more locale-specific tabs.
Multi-language setup

The following logic applies in a multi-language setup:

  • Locale-specific products overwrite the default products when the Abstract Product List is rendered on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  • If no products are selected for a locale, the default products are displayed on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  1. Click Save. This takes you to the Overview of Content Items page.
Verification

Make sure the Product Abstract List has been created:

  • Above the List of Content Items, you can see the message: Content item has been successfully created.
  • In the List of Content Items, you can see the created Product Abstract List.

Tips & Tricks
On the Create Content Item: Abstract Product List page, you can do the following:

  • Filter the products in the Add more products table by entering a product name or SKU in the Search field.
  • Clear all the fields in a tab by clicking Clear locale.
  • Go back to the Overview of Content Items page by clicking Back to Content Items in the top right corner.
Saving changes

Make sure to click Save before clicking Back to Content Items or going to any other Back Office section. Otherwise, the changes are discarded.

Create a Product Set Content Item

For the use cases and examples of the Product Set content item, see Product Set Content Item Widget and Product Set Content Item Widget Templates.

Follow the steps to create a Product Set:

  1. On the Create Content Item: Product Set page, enter Name and Description. The fields are mandatory.
  2. In the Defualt tab, add a product set by clicking +Add to list next to it.
    Verification

    The added product set should appear in the table above the Available Product Sets table.

See Content Items: Reference Information to learn about the attributes on this page.

  1. If needed, repeat the previous step in one or more locale-specific tabs.
Multi-language setup

The following logic applies in a multi-language setup:

  • A locale-specific product set overwrites the default product set when the Product Set content item is rendered on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  • If no product set is selected for a locale, the default product set is displayed on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  1. Click Save. This takes you to the Overview of Content Items page.
Verification

Make sure the Product Set has been created:

  • Above the List of Content Items, you can see the message: Content item has been successfully created.
  • In the List of Content Items, you can see the created Product Set.

Tips & Tricks
On the Create Content Item: Product Set page, you can do the following:

  • Filter the product sets in the Available Product Sets table by entering a product set name in the Search field.
  • Clear all the fields in a tab by clicking Clear locale.
  • Go back to the Overview of Content Items page by clicking Back to Content Items in the top right corner.
Saving changes

Make sure to click Save before clicking Back to Content Items or going to any other Back Office section. Otherwise, the changes are discarded.

Create a File List Content Item

For the use cases and examples of the File List content item, see File List Content Item Widget and
File List.

Follow the steps to create a File List:

  1. On the Create Content Item: File List page, enter Name and Description. The fields are mandatory.
  2. In the Default tab, add files to the File List as follows:
    1. In the Available Files table, click +Add to list next to the desired files.
    Verification

    The added files should appear in the Selected Files table.

    1. In the Selected Files table, sort the added files by clicking Move Down or Move Up.

See Content Items: Reference Information to learn about the attributes on this page.

  1. If needed, repeat the previous step in one or more locale-specific tabs.
Multi-language setup

The following logic applies in a multi-language setup:

  • Locale-specific files overwrite the default files when the File List is rendered on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  • If no files are selected for a locale, the default files are displayed on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  1. Click Save. This takes you to the Overview of Content Items page.
Verification

Make sure the File List has been created:

  • Above the List of Content Items, you can see the message: Content item has been successfully created.
  • In the List of Content Items, you can see the created FIle List.

Tips & Tricks
On the Create Content Item: File List page, you can do the following:

  • Filter the files in the Available Files table by entering a file name in the Search field.
  • Clear all the fields in a tab by clicking Clear locale.
  • Go back to the Overview of Content Items page by clicking Back to Content Items in the top right corner.
Saving changes

Make sure to click Save before clicking Back to Content Items or going to any other Back Office section. Otherwise, the changes are discarded.

Create a Navigation Content Item

To create a Navigation content item:

  1. On the Create Content Item: Navigation page, enter Name and Description.

  2. In the Default tab, select a Navigation. See Creating Navigation Elements to learn about creating navigation elements.

  3. If needed, repeat the previous step in one or more locale-specific tabs.

Multi-language setup

The following logic applies in a multi-language setup:

  • Locale-specific navigation element overwrites the default navigation element when rendered on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  • If no navigation element is selected for a locale, the default navigation element is displayed on a Storefront page with the locale selected.
  1. Click Save.
    This takes you to the Overview of Content Items page. You can see the message about successful content item creation. The created content item is displayed in the List of Content Items.

What's next?
The content item is created. Now, you can add it to a CMS block.

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