As a lead or manager, you are responsible to get your team started with the content. Whether using Acoustic Content for its powerful headless content management features or working with your site and landing pages, these are the steps you need to follow to get started with your content.
Step 1: Design what you're delivering
- Before you begin your content journey, you need to decide what content you're delivering, and which channels you're using. This design process determines what images, text, and other content your composers will be required to create.
- The same content strategy applies when you begin creating website templates. You need to decide what types of websites you're creating, their navigational structure, and the types of images, text, and other content your composers will be required to create. These decisions determine which templates and page types you'll need to create.
Step 2: Create content types and page types for websites
- Content types are used to define what pieces of content a composer will use to create a single content item. Collaborate with your site designer and developer, to create the different content types used by your business.
- To create a new content type, go to Content model > Content types in your hub's navigation ribbon. Then, click Create content type.
Step 3: Create taxonomies
- Taxonomies are used to create structured sets of categories that are used to classify content.
- To create a taxonomy, go to Content model > Taxonomies. You can reorder the categories in a taxonomy by clicking and dragging.
- You add a category element to a content type to allow composers to select categories when they are composing content. You select a parent taxonomy or category in the element settings to determine which categories a composer can choose from.
- Sample taxonomies are included with your org.
Step 4: Define image profiles
- An image is used in more than one place. It can be used in different channels, such as a website, email, or social media. Or it can be viewed by using various media, such as a desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Each of these uses requires different image dimensions.
- An image profile stores a predefined set of image dimensions for each of these uses. In collaboration with your site designer and developer, create the perfect image profile for each channel used by your business.
- To create a new image profile, go to Content model > Image profiles in your hub's navigation ribbon. Then, click Create image profile.
- Add an image rendition for each use-case based on the design of your website or app.
- Then, assign the image profile to an image element in a content type to link the image profile to your content model.
- When a composer adds or selects an image in the content form, the image profile renditions re automatically applied to the image.
Step 5: Create your website templates
- There are two different methods when you want to create new templates: create a template based on an existing template, or create a template based on an existing site.
- To create a template from an existing template, go to Websites > Browse templates. Then, find the template you want to copy, open the More options menu, and click Copy.
- To create a template from an existing website, go to Websites, find the site you want to copy, open the More options menu, and click Copy. When you create a template from a site, only the site structure is copied, and any directly referenced content is replaced with placeholder content.
- Then, update your new template. You can rename your pages, add new ones, or remove them. Each page you create pulls its placeholder text from the page type you select when creating the new page.
Step 6: Manage scheduled publishing routines and events
- You are responsible for creating scheduled publishing routines and events using the Publishing section of the hub.
- You create a publishing event when you want multiple changes to be published at the same date and time. This allows composers to select the next scheduled event when they publish their content and assets instead of publishing immediately.