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Custom content edit forms

You can create custom content edit forms and assign them to role-site combinations. For example, you can assign a content edit form so that the form applies to either all sites or to specific sites that are accessible to the Editorial role.

Content edit forms, content types, and roles

You can create a customized content edit form for a particular content type, and then assign the form to a role or role-site combination. This feature is useful when you want to show or hide certain widgets or fields depending on a user's role, or if you want to make some widgets or fields read-only. For example, for articles, you can have one version of the content edit form without the Overrides widget for your users in the reporter role, and another version of the form that includes the Overrides widget for your SEO administrators.

Hierarchy of custom content edit forms

Brightspot generates default content edit forms based on the fields in the underlying content type. For example, if an article has fields for headline, author, body, and image, the default content edit form for articles displays those four fields. Whenever you create a new article, you see the default content edit form.

You can display different versions of content edit forms based on an editor's role or role-site combination. Referring to the following diagram, when creating a new article—

  • An editor not assigned to any role sees the form's default version with four fields.

  • An editor assigned to the role Contributor sees the version with three fields.

  • An editor assigned to the role Contributor and working on the site aliens.com sees the version with two fields.

Default and custom content edit forms
Figure 247. Default and custom content edit forms