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Creating a simple content model in Contensis 9

Richard Saunders
Richard SaundersContensis product owner
Product updates, Advice and expertise1 min

Ahead of the release of Contensis 9 we thought we'd give you a run down on how you can easily model new types of content in Contensis. This simple overview will highlight some of the key features that will help you create future ready content using the new content type builder.

Create a new content type

As the name suggests, content types are types of content broken down into their smallest parts. We'll be using a film as the example in this post.

You create content types from the new vertical toolbar in Contensis 9 and press the New Content Type button.

An animation showing the creation of a new content type in Contensis.

Add some fields

Building a content type is as simple as adding some fields from the toolbox that represent the types of content you want to store.

For our film example we'll add the following field types in the table:

Name Name Description
Title Title For the name of the film
Overview Overview A summary of the film without spoilers
Release Date Release Date The date the film was released

 

An animation showing fields being added to a content type in Contensis.

Create some content

Once the content type has been published, we can now add some films against the content type, which we call entries.

You create entries by selecting content types and entries from the vertical toolbar, followed by entries, then pressing the New Entry button in the entries listing screen.

Once the content has been populated and saved, its just a matter of the entry being published for it to be available through the Delivery API.

An animation showing an entry being created in Contensis.

Signup to the Contensis BETA

If you are already a user of Contensis and would like to try out the new features of Contensis 9, you can sign up to our BETA to follow along