Post Types

Post Types


In the most basic explanation, post types are a way to categorize content on your site. Using post types correctly can help with the following:

For site administrators

  • Manage content more efficiently
  • Restrict the types of content that various user roles can create
  • Display content in creative and more efficient ways

For site visitors

  • Better understand the type of content they are viewing
  • Use site search by broken down by post type
  • View content in creative and efficient ways

Learn more about post types in the All About Post Types folder in the knowledge base.

Browse through the post types below to see how they can be used on your site.

The “Overview” Post Type

The Overview post type acts and displays differently than other posts on the site. Here are a few of the more important differences:

  • All body content of an Overview will display on the term page; in Posts, only the teaser will display by default
  • Overviews should not be tagged to more than one navigation term as it breaks the functionality of the Overview on some templates; Posts/Pods can be tagged to as many terms as is necessary
  • Every navigation term should have an Overview, even if it’s just a title that duplicates the navigation term name; not every term will necessarily have Posts/Pods other than the Overview

Classes Library Example

Image, block quote handling, etc.

This post goes through examples of how to use the advanced classes library to display images, block quotes, and other content different. The example text is taken from Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Photo gallery

Photo Gallery

This is an instance of the image gallery plugin

Photo galleries are recommended when images are the main content of your post. When you use the photo gallery post type, the images added to the post will automatically display in a gallery format. The teaser will display an icon that symbolizes a photo gallery, but visitors will only be able to see the gallery when they click through to the full post view.


Accordions, Tabs, & Tables

Display settings help you display content differently. You can set special display features in teasers and on full post views by selecting the appropriate settings in the Display Settings in the post editor. You can even override the normal “Read more” to display something more descriptive.

Teaser Accordion

Adding teaser and tab behavior for H3s and H4s is a new feature on the CMS!

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