HTML Content Type in Contribute CS5
How can a web Administrator enforce rules to be followed by Content Contributors while creating and publishing web pages?
Sometimes they might not remember all and miss a couple of points like set page expiry before publish, following a naming convention, publish web page to a particular location etc. This can result in messing up the website, managing and repairing would be another added burden for the administrator.
Content Type can be useful for the administrator in such situations.
What is a Content Type?
Content Types are pre defined entities that specify the review process that will be used automatically when the desired dwt template or new page is created.
How can Content Type do this?
A Content Type encapsulates the following information about the content – the template, the workflow, file name prefix can be predefined to follow a naming convention, the path to which it should be published, preset Expiry date, and can also update the metadata. The metadata will be useful in tracking page publish information. The best part is the same dwt Template can be reused for defining another Content type independent of each other.
Content Type in Contribute enables users to collaboratively author, review, publish and analyze web content while maintaining site integrity — without learning HTML.
Here is a example how an Administrator of an Office uses Content Type to add Meeting Notes.
A Content Type can be HTML or an XML. First step is to define the Content Type and then use them to create web pages. A website Administrator Defines and Organize/Manage Content Types.
Usage of Content Type –
It will be easy to categorize and manage organizations small or large, any Office like IT companies, Newspaper / Magazine, Universities etc. In an editorial office the sport, politics, entertainment sections etc all can be managed in a very systematic way. In universities professors can upload their notes and send out assignments to their students. In offices the strategies, meeting notes, plans, time card, leave plan and records, documents and agenda can be uploaded to internal websites for better organized process.