Organizing 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.

    Every content type contains one predefined content group named Content that encompasses all elements by default. You can rename this content group but can't delete it.

    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:

    1. From the app menu, choose Content models .
    2. Choose the content type to which you want to add a content group.
    3. Drag a Content group element into the content type.
    4. Name your new content group Metadata.
    5. Save your changes.

    Adding elements to your new content group

    To add elements to your new content group, simply drag them under the content group. You can add a new element or move an existing element to the new content group by dragging it under the relevant content group.

    Removing content groups

    You can remove a content group you have added at any time. The elements from this group are then added to the content group above them. You can't delete the predefined content group.

    How your content groups look in content items

    Contributors to your project will see the content groups as tabs under the content item name. Content contributors can click the tab that contains the content they need to work with and they will be shown 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.

    What's next?

    In this article, you learned how to set up content groups to help organize the elements in your content types.