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Add or duplicate Contents

After creating your content type, you can now add some content.
At this point you have created a content type called “Blog”.
This new type of content will appear in the “Content” menu of Magento.
To list your contents, and add a new one, just click on your content menu.

add a content

Tadaaa… you have now a new grid system dedicated to your customized contents.

Click “Add Content Blog” to create your first blog content.

adding a new content

And now you have the content form with your fields listed in the tab “General”.
Complete the fields with some data, including image, and turn Status to “Enabled”.


content form to fill up


Save it using “save and continue edit” to reload your content,
Switch to the URL tab where you’ll find your content URL.
By default, URL is built using the title of your post.


content form to fill up

Now you can check your first content : go to http://[ your domain ]/this-is-my-first-post
You should see this page (if you get a 404 error, check if status in the Content and Content Type are enabled).

content form to fill up

 

Let’s play with some cool options :

1. Enable crop Image Tool

Go back to your content type setting (menu CONTENT > Settings > Content types).
Find your image field, edit it and check “Enable Crop tool”


This will let users to edit how the image will be displayed in front when you used cropped image.

2. Play with layout

Switch to the “Layout” tab.
You have 2 layout : the first is the general layout, used by all the pages in Magento.
The second one is to define the layout of your content.
You can choose to use a phtml or a predifined layout.

Let’s start with a simple 2 columns : content form to fill up

Once selected, scroll down to the layout dispatcher where you can drag’n’drop fields in available sections.


content form to fill up


Place all your fields as you want.
You can specified your own HTML Element Type. For example: for your field “Page Title”, just type “h2” in “Wrapper HTML Element Type”.

content form to fill up


You can also duplicate your content by selecting "Save and duplicate" in the save menu at the top right hand corner:


save and duplicate a content

Save your Content Type and go refresh the front. You should see something like that:

content form to fill up

 

Conclusion

At this step, you know how to create a custom type of content, how to complete contents and how to render them in the front using layouts.

And now check out how to create a list with the contents you've juste created.


The last step we’ll see in this Getting Started section is “how to build a basic list of my contents”.

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