Creating Content

To create content:

  1. Do one one of the following:

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

    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.

  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.

  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: