Brightspot Content Types Guide

Adding chapters and sub-chapters to a book

Once you have created a book, you can add topics to the book in the form of chapters and sub-chapters.

  • Chapters provide logical breakpoints in the book structure for you to group similar topics. For example, you might have a chapter titled Ad Placement that contains all of your topics about placing ads on your site.
  • Each chapter can include sub-chapters—smaller groupings of similar topics, or the topics that fit under the chapter heading. Brightspot's knowledge management supports an infinite hierarchy of nested sub-chapters to give you the flexibility to organize your content as needed. However, keep in mind, nesting sub-chapters can affect the how the table of contents displays. Make sure to preview your work before publishing to ensure your table of contents looks as desired.

To add chapters and sub-chapters to a book:

  1. If the book is not already open, use search to locate and open your book.
  2. Click add_circle_outline in the Chapters field.
  3. Select Inline or Shared.
    • Inline—The chapter is only available to the book where it is added. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
    • Shared—The chapter is available to any book and can be found using Brightspot search. See Creating a shared chapter for more information.
  4. If necessary, under Sub Chapters, click add_circle_outline to add inline or shared sub-chapters under this chapter.
  5. Repeat steps 2–4 to add additional chapters and sub-chapters to the book.
  6. Complete your site's workflow and publish the asset.

The following table describes the fields for creating an inline chapter.

LinkSelect Internal or External.

Internal—Links to a Brightspot topic.

  • Click search to open the content picker and select the topic to be linked to this chapter heading.

External—Links to an external web page or any other URL.

  • Enter the Link Text. This is the text that will be clickable for the visitor to your site.
  • Enter the URL. This is the destination for the clickable text.
TitleSet the Title for the new chapter.
  • The Title is displayed in the table of contents.
  • By default, this field inherits the name of the internal link selected or the Link Text for an external link. You can enter text in this field and overwrite the inherited text.
Sub Chapters

You only need to complete the steps in the Sub Chapters field if you want to add sub-chapters to this chapter. If you do not want sub-chapters, you can skip this step.

  1. Click add_circle_outline in the Sub Chapters field.
  2. Select or Shared.
    • Inline—Creates a new chapter that is only available within this chapter. For every inline sub-chapter you add, you must complete the fields in this table.
    • Shared—Click search and select a chapter from the available shared chapters within .
Sub-chapters are displayed as nested under the top-level chapter in the table of contents of your book.

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Chapters and sub-chapters in table of contents

See Understanding chapters for more information on using this field.

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