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Article number: 301023
Last updated: 25 April 2018

Create, configure and group Post types

Posts are an extremely flexible way of displaying interrelated data from staff directories to events and news listings. There's more information on using posts on the introduction to posts page.

A new  (added in 11.0) option is to create a version 3 form in the forms module and via the forms as post option, both its resulting posttype and any posts will be created automatically.

Alternatively adding posts to your site is a 3 stage process

  1. Create the relevant post types - which is explained below and here
  2. Add that post type to an existing group or create a new group for it (optional)
  3. Add or edit posts of that type in the edit tab
  4. Create a page to display your posts on

To create a new post type click Posts on the Modules area of the Configure tab. The post type table is now displayed showing all your existing post types ordered alphabetically. There is drop down filter on top allowing post types to be grouped together to assist organisation (10.5)

Type in the name of your new post type, then click the Add action to create it. Note that you will not be able to add posts of this type in the edit tab until the full interface has been refreshed by clicking on the <sitekit> icon. You can also copy an existing post type which will create one of the same name with a numeric suffix (10.2). The position that each post appears on the admin menu bar can be adjusted by editing the drop down list on the grid marker order. The lower the number the further left the appear. In this way important posts can be on the admin menu in a prominent position and their related less edited lookup data can be  prioritised(10.4) or moved to a less prominent group (10.5)

Select the newly created  post type and click the Edit action. This opens a new popup screen in which you can define your post type. The fields are described here.

Click on Delete to delete a post type, any related posts will be deleted with it. You can also export your posts as a CSV file (10.1) by clicking on the relevant link.

You can import from legacy modules sucha as FAQs, Events and news. and turn these into posts(11.1) by clicking on the relevant section of the page.

Post groups

Post groups are a good way to organise , prioritise and collate your posts. The lower section of the post types page allows you to create, delete, rename and reorder post groups. Post type are added to the relevant groups here

  1. Add a new post group by entering the new name in the lower text field and clicking on 'Add'
  2. Reorder existing post groups by selecting them in the list and clicking on the up and down arrows on the right.
  3. Post groups can also be deleted (which won't delete any posts it contains) or renamed.

Any changes made to the post groups will be reflected in the left hand content tab and the group filter at the top of the page

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