Creating Content

Creating Content from the Quick Start Widget

Most of the time you create content, such as articles or blog posts, from your Dashboard’s Quick Start widget.

To create content:

  1. Do one one of the following:

    1. From the Dashboard, in the Quick Start widget, click the content type for which you want to create a new item.

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      (If the content type you need does not appear in the Quick Start widget, see Creating Any Type of Content.)

    2. In the Brightspot header, click in the Search field. In the Search Panel, select the content type and then click Create.

      The Content Edit Page appears.

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  2. Inside the Content Edit Page, fill out the Content Edit Form. Depending on the item you are creating, some fields in the form are required, and other fields may have hints pertaining to your site’s style guide. Some fields may allow drag-and-drop from your computer into the Content Edit Form or between different areas of the Content Edit Form. As you complete the form, the fields change colors. See the table Field colors in Content Edit Form.

  3. Some of the fields in the Content Edit Form may be selection fields for selecting existing content in Brightspot. When you click the selection field, Brightspot displays a content picker listing all of the existing items of that content type. For example, when you click the author field, Brightspot displays a content picker listing the existing authors you can use. If the author you need isn’t on the list, you can create it directly from the content picker.

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  4. In the Publish Widget, click Save Draft.

The following table describes the colors of the field labels in the Content Edit Form as you add or modify text.

Field colors in Content Edit Form
Color Description
../../../_images/label-saved.png Field not changed since last save.
../../../_images/label-edit.png Cursor in field.
../../../_images/label-changed.png Field changed since last save.

After saving your item, you can perform the following activities:

Creating Any Type of Content

Use the following procedure to create any type of content available in your version of Brigthspot. This procedure is useful if the content type you want to create is not available in the Quick Start widget.

  1. In the Quick Start widget, click Customize.

  2. Scroll down to Edit Existing Contents, and click Add Item. A selection field appears.

  3. Click the selection field. The the Search Panel appears.

  4. In the Search Panel, from the Create dropdown list, select the required content type.

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  5. Click New. The Content Edit Form corresponding to the selected content type appears.