Use Case: Create Content Object
- Navigate to a location within CMF where you have rights to
add content. For example, select
My Stuff from your
navigation bar to create the content in your member folder.
- If needed, select the
Folder contents link from the action
- Click the "New" button. The system will display the "Add
Content" page. From the list of available content types,
select the radio button corresponding to the type of content
which you wish to create. Enter an appropriate ID for
the new piece of content, and click the "Add" button.
- The system will create a new, empty content object of the
type you selected, and display the "Standard Resource Metadata"
edit form. This form, common across all of the default
content types which come stock with the CMF, allows you to
enter specific metadata about your new content:
- A string used to identify your content.
- A short summary of the content.
- A set of keywords, used for cataloging your content.
The form provides three submit buttons, each of which saves
- commits your changes and return to the metadata form.
- Change and Edit
- commits your changes and redirects to the edit form, which
will allow you to enter the "body" of your content.
- Change and View
- commit your changes and proceed to viewing your new piece
- Select "Change and Edit", and supply the initial content for
your object as follows:
- Enter the text for your object, as either Structured
Text or HTML. You may either type or paste the text
into the textarea, or upload it from your computer.
- News Item
- Fill out the "Lead-in" and "Body" text areas.
- File / Image
- Upload the content from your computer.
- Link / Favorite / Event
- Fill out the form with appropriate values.
Fill out the form and select the "Change" button to save your
- You may wish to continue with one of the workflow use cases:
.. see "Default CMF Content Types",DefaultContentTypes.stx.
.. Don't confuse the content's ID with the its Title. ID's cannot
contain special characters (e.g., comma, asterisk, brackets,
parentheses, etc.) A good practise is not to use spaces in
an ID either. The ID is used in the URL to reach the folder's
content, so any character which is not allowed in a URI is not
allowed in the id (see URI RFC).
.. See Structured Text Introduction
.. The HTML you enter will have everything outside the BODY
tag stripped off; the TITLE and META tags will be used, if
present, to update the content's metadata.