As a lead or manager, help your team get 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. Decide what types of websites you're creating, their navigational structure, and the types of images, text, and other content your composers need 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 define what pieces of content a composer will use to create a single content item. Collaborate with your site designers and developers to create the different content types used by your business.
- To create a new content type, go to the Developer > Content types page.
Step 3: Create taxonomies
- Taxonomies help create structured sets of categories that you can use to classify content.
- To create a taxonomy, go to the Developer > Taxonomies page. 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. Select a parent taxonomy or category in the element settings to determine which categories a composer can choose from when creating content.
- In Acoustic Content, your subscription includes sample taxonomies.
Step 4: Define image profiles
- You can use an image in more than one place and on 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 designers and developers, create the perfect image profile for each channel used by your business.
- To create a new image profile, go to the Developer > Image profiles page. 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, Acoustic Content automatically generates the image profile renditions.
Step 5: Create your website templates
- There are two different methods when you want to create new templates: create from an existing template or an existing site template.
- To create a template from an existing template, go to Sites > Browse templates page. Find the website 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 website, you only copy the site structure and replace any directly referenced content 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 from the Publishing > Schedules page.
- Create a publishing event when you want to publish multiple changes on the same date and time. Publishing events allow composers to select the next scheduled event instead of choosing to publish immediately.