Editing content items and pages

Abstract

An introductory topic that describes the difference between content items and pages.

Items are the basic building blocks of your content in Sitecore. A content item is a collection of fields that contain information of different types (images, text, links, and so on) and can be presented in different ways on different targets. Page items are content items with a presentation layer. A page item can reference another content item as the data source for a component on the page.

The content tree in Pages only contains page items, while the content tree in Content contains all content items for the current site. Every content item is based on a template. The template determines what fields the item includes.

Content and Pages offer you different ways of viewing and editing content items, but they share some of the same editing capabilities. For example, you can edit rich text fields and image fields in both Content and Pages.