Manage content type fields

After you create a content type, you can add fields, remove fields, and reorder fields.

Add a content type field

Each field you add to a content type defines a piece of information that content authors must provide or select when creating content based on that type.

Note

For a full list of fields, parameters, and technical limitations, see the data model.

To add a content type field:

  1. On the menu bar, click Content model > Content types.

  2. On the Content types page, click the title of the content type to which you want to add a field.

  3. On the content type details page, do one of the following:

    • To place the new field at the end of the current list, click Add field.

    • To place the new field before or after an existing field, hover the mouse over the empty space where you want it to appear.

    Hover your mouse over the space between two fields to add a new field.
  4. In the Add field pane, select one of the following field types.

    Field type

    Purpose

    Short text

    To allow input of short, unformatted text up to 1,000 characters.

    Long text

    To allow input of short, unformatted text up to 50,000 characters.

    Rich text

    To allow input of substantial text, with optional formatting and other features including hyperlinks.

    Number

    To request a numerical (integer) value.

    Boolean

    To provide exactly two options, such as the true or false states of a check box.

    Date and time

    To allow selection of a date and time with a specialized interface.

    Reference

    To create relations between content types. This helps reduce duplication by letting you create content once and refer to it wherever it is needed.

    Media

    To allow selection of media items such as images, photos, or artwork. Supported media types are GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, WEBP.

    Select

    To allow selection of a taxonomy value from an associated taxonomy. When creating this field, you can create a new taxonomy if the one you need does not already exist.

  5. On the Settings tab, in the Name field, enter a name for the field. By default, the ID field is assigned a value based on the name you entered.

  6. To modify the default ID, in the ID field, change the ID.

    Important

    The ID must be unique for each content type, and it cannot be changed after the content type has been saved.

  7. Depending on the type of field chosen, configure the remaining settings and options:

  8. Click Save.

Remove a content type field

After you add a field to a content type, you might decide that it is no longer needed and, as such, you can remove it.

Important

Removing a content type field removes the field and its contents from all content items of that type.

To remove a content type field:

  1. On the content type details page, next to the field you want to delete, click Delete trash icon.

  2. Click Delete to confirm the deletion.

Reorder a content type field

After you add a field to a content type, you can reorder it as required.

To reorder a content type field:

  • On the content type details page, click reorder icon, and move the field to its new location in the list.

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