Creating Custom Content Types and Fields

Different types of content have different meanings. Content Types allow you to define the content on your site using fields to capture pieces of information independently of one another. Each Content Type is treated differently; different properties, fields, page displays, etc. With Content Types, you can arrange what and how you want your content to be displayed as well as control who manages and creates that type of content.

Your YaleSite has built-in features that provide Content Types to make it easier for you to create, update and display your information about your department or organization. In addition to creating basic pages with the Basic Page Content Type, you can create the following types of content providing the features are enabled on your site:

  • Basic page
  • Event
  • News
  • Private Files
  • Rotating Header Image
  • Slideshow
  • Video