At Agility, we take a true content-first approach to structuring and delivering your digital content. That’s because we know that focusing on content early on in the design process can save you time and money, and deliver better experiences. We are committed to simplifying our concepts and have made some changes as to how Content Models and Content are created.
Defining Content is now Faster
Previously, you would:
- Create your Content Model in the "Models" section.
- Jump to the "Content" section, to define your list/item.
- Go to the "Content" section to add content to the list/item that you initialized.
Now, you can:
- Create your Content Model in the "Models" section, and define the list/item using that model directly in the Modelling section.
- Jump into the "Content" section to add content to the list/item that was initialized.
Why is this better?
- Streamlined UI.
- Instant filter/search of content.
- Clear separation between adding models and adding content.
- Easier to use Content Folders to keep your content organized.
- Content Model fields are cleaner and easier to read with improved drag & drop functionality.
- Ability to edit Content Models from directly in the "Content" section, instead of jumping back into "Models".
To showcase the improvements in our Content Flow, we're going to walk you through the process of creating a simple content model for a blog, and initializing a blog post using that model.
New Content Flow
To manage and create new Content Models using the New Content Flow, head to Models > Content Models.
From here, let's create a new Content Model that will define what our blog post will look like.
We can add a few basic fields to our model, such as a Title, Image, and HTML field.
The right-hand side will show us any Content currently using this model, and we can now create New Content right from the Content Modelling section.
Give your New Content a name, select what folder you may want it in, and restrict it to a Single Content Item if it's something that doesn't need to be a list, like a Global Header or Footer!
With our new Blog Posts Content List initialized, we can click on the ellipses to view some options.
The Settings button will open a flyout where you edit and update things like the Content Display Name, which Folder it belongs in, what Fields are visible in the Columns Grid, Sort Order, Workflow, and much more.
The Delete button will delete the Content List or Item.
Clicking on the initialized Content List or Item itself will take you directly into your Content Item or List.
From there, we can add new items to our list.
Here we can see I made a small mistake here by setting our HTML field to a regular Text Field instead of a Rich Text Area Field. No worries, we can now easily edit the Content Model for our Blog Post without even having to go back into the Content Modelling area!
A flyout will open up giving you the ability to add, remove and update the Fields and Tabs for your Content Model!