Brightspot Content Types Guide

Article


An article is a basic content type for publishing text interspersed with graphics or videos. Articles tend to be the backbone of any website, and can be used for a variety of use cases. Articles can serve as evergreen content, with a large body of text to support a privacy policy, or they can be used to feature brief updates about a breaking news event. They are highly flexible and have myriad uses.

Tip
If necessary, create and upload images you will use in the article. For details, see Image.

To create an article:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Article.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the article.
Field Description
Headline Enter a headline. This headline is visible to the visitors to your site.
Subheadline Enter a subheadline. This subheadline is visible to the visitors to your site.
URL Slug This field, by default, is auto-populated by a Title, Name, or Headline field, and becomes part of the asset's URL. You can modify the URL Slug field if necessary.
Authors Select one or more authors. The authors are visible to visitors to your site.

For information about creating an author, see Author.
Lead Add a module that appears after the asset's headline and before its body. This module is visible to visitors to your site.

For information about working with modules, see Modules.
Body Use the rich-text editor to include text, lists, images, and links to other assets. Text in this field is visible to visitors to your site.

For information about using the rich-text editor, see Rich-text editor.
Section Select the sections associated with this asset. This selection is visible to your visitors.

For information about creating a section, see Section.
Tags Select the tags associated with this asset. This selection is visible to visitors to your site.

For information about creating a tag, see Tag.
Embargo Select a date until which Brightspot embargoes the asset, or select Indefinitely to embargo the asset indefinitely.
Secondary Sections Select the secondary sections associated with this asset. This selection is not visible to the visitors to your site.

For information about creating a section, see Section.
Sponsor Select the sponsor associated with this asset. This selection is visible to the visitors to your site.

For information about creating a sponsor, see Sponsor.

The following illustration shows how Brightspot renders an article.

Rendered article
Rendered article

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