Marketpath CMS features the following fields across many content types. The location of these fields may vary due to other fields being present, but the functionality of these fields will be consistent across all content types
Internal Name - this text field does not display to external users or site visitors, unless specifically developed to do so. Use this field to help keep content organized and find content easier (fig. 1). The Internal Name field is also used to auto-populate the Title field.
Fig. 1 - Internal Name and Title of a content type
The internal name can be used like you would a file name, if you have naming conventions. For example, if you run the same promotion every quarter, you can differentiate the promotion by adding the quarter to this field (fig. 2).
Fig 2 - List of promotion pages displaying the same Title but different Internal Names
Title - this text field typically displays externally to visitors. We recommend setting each page's H1 tag to the Title value. When you create a new object, this is automatically populated with text from Internal Name until one of them changes.
Folder - this select field creates a way to organize content within Marketpath CMS. From this Select field, you can choose to add an existing folder or create a folder if it doesn’t exist. Many folders will have default parent paths defined, so selecting a folder may update your URL field.
Post Date - this field only appears on Articles and Blog Posts. Comprised of date, time, and timezone, this field can be developed to appear on the website. For example, if your blog or blog post templates display post dates, then the date from this field appears.
When you create a new article or blog post this date will default to the current date and time. This is different from the publish date, however. If you schedule the page to publish at a later time, you probably want to update the Post Date to be the same date the page will be published.
In most cases, article feeds or blog post feeds are ordered by Post Date (instead of created or published date). If this is the case, update this field to make your page display in the correct order.
Has URL - this check box determines if a content type has a page on the website. Checking this box will create a page and give the content type a unique URL. Unchecking this box will not create a page, but you can still use the content on the site.
The following fields appear if you check the Has URL check box:
Authors allow you to attribute content to specific individuals. Leverage authors on your site for visitors to see who is writing content or help you organize and assign content in Marketpath CMS.
Tags allow you to group similar articles together for your site’s visitors and you. For site visitors, tags on a blog page provide a topic related index for your articles. For you, you can filter and find related content quickly in Marketpath CMS by the tags they use.
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