In preparation of Contensis 9 coming 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.

(Editor's note: Contensis 9 is now available. On-premise users can download it from ZenHub.)

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.


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:

Title Text For the name of the film
Overview Multiline text A summary of the film without spoilers
Release Date Date The date the film was released



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.


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.

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Richard Saunders

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Richard is the product owner for Contensis – our CMS. He sets the direction and roadmap for the product. His background includes both user experience and front-end design.

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