A custom content type is programming set up on a website to input and display certain types of content. These types of content are built as custom content types and views to make it easier and more efficient for you to add and edit these particular types of content. For example, when you have a custom news type and view, it allows you to add a news post just once, and the website programming will automatically make it appear everywhere news posts are displayed (i.e. on the news page and on the news teaser block on the home page).
If you are editing content on your site and find that there is no "edit" tab, it is probably a custom content type or feature. Some popular examples of content types and views include:
- Photo Galleries
- YouTube Videos
- Staff Directories
More information on these custom content types can be found in the Features section.
Adding Custom Content
To add new content to a custom content type and view, simply go to Content - Add content in the admin menu.
Choose the type of content you want to add to the website (News, Calendar, etc).
Complete the fields, just as you would for a standard page, and click Save to add the new post to your site in the appropriate section.
Editing Custom Content
To edit content that is part of a custom content type and view, click on Content in the admin menu to access the Content list. See Content List for instructions.
Filter by the type of content at the top, and then use the edit link next to the content listing you want to change to access the "edit" page for that particular post.
Click Save when you are done with your edits and your content will automatically be updated everywhere that post appears on your website.
Deleting Custom Content
To delete content that is part of a custom content type and view, go to Content - Add Content in the admin menu to access the Content list. See Content List for instructions.
Filter by the type of content at the top, and then use the delete link next to the content listing you want to remove. Click Delete again to confirm. (Be certain you want to delete this content and not just unpublish it from view.)
NOTE: If there is text/content above or below the content listings on the view page, it is likely hard-coded into the view programming. Changes to this content should be emailed to email@example.com to complete.