Create an item in the Content Editor

Abstract

When you create a new item in the Content Editor, you can create the item as a sibling or a subitem to an existing item.

When you create a new item in the Content Editor, you must first select an item in the content tree to indicate where you want the new item to be located. You can create a new item as a sibling or a subitem to the item that you select:

  • A sibling is an item that you create at the same level as the selected item.

  • A subitem is an item that you create under the selected item.

This topic outlines how to:

To insert a new item:

  1. In the Content Editor, navigate to the item where you want your new item to be located.

    • To insert a sibling to the selected item, on the Home tab, in the Insert group, click the drop-down arrow 27363645D8DA41C29070794B3B899758.png and in the Insert a new sibling section, select the item type that you want to insert.

      The drop-down arrow in the Insert group.
    • To insert a subitem to the selected item, on the Home tab, in the Insert group, use the up and down arrows to look for and select the type you want to use, enter the name of the new item, and click OK.

      The up and down arrows in the Insert group.

    Alternatively, you can right-click the item in the content tree, click Insert, and then click one of the suggested item types.

  2. Enter a name for the new item and click OK.

    Every new item that you create automatically locks and opens in the Content Editor. You must unlock and save your items before other users can work on them.

  3. As appropriate, edit the new item, add subitems, or move your item to another location.

If you have sufficient access rights, you can create a new subitem from any template that is available in your Sitecore installation.

To insert an item from a template:

  1. In the content tree, find and select the item that you want to create a subitem for.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Insert group, click the drop-down arrow 2737F5FCD0DB49C3AB22AF39D40F624B.png and click Insert from template.

  3. In the Insert from Template dialog box, navigate to the template that you want to base the new item on.

    The Insert from Template dialog box.

    Alternatively, you can right-click the item in the content tree, click Insert, and then click Insert from template.

    Note

    To locate the template you can navigate through the content tree on the Browse tab, or you can use the Search tab to search for the item.

  4. In the Item name field, enter a name for the new item and click Insert.

  5. As appropriate, edit the new item, add subitems, or move it to another location.

Important

You can create an item in an item bucket in exactly the same way as you create a regular item. If the template that the new item is based on is bucketable or if you make the item bucketable, the item is hidden in the item bucket. If the item or the item’s template is not bucketable, the item is visible in the item bucket. Consequently, you can have an item bucket that is a hybrid of hidden items and visible items.