Brightspot Content Types Guide

Creating a shared chapter

Shared chapters are chapters that are created and made available to multiple books within your site. This can be useful when you have several books that are each slightly different, but share some of the same components. Rather than recreate identical inline chapters for each book, you can create shared chapters that can be used across all books. This makes creating your books much more efficient. Any changes you make to the shared chapter are available in every book where it is used.

To create a shared chapter:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Chapter.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the shared chapter.

Chapter fields

Click each tab below to see a description of the associated fields.

Internal NameEnter an internal name for this asset. Brightspot uses this name internally, such as in the search panel and recent activity widget. This name is not visible to visitors to your site.
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.

In the Advanced tab you can configure how the link opens and anchor label.
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 ChaptersYou 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

The information on this tab presents a graphical or tabular representation of this asset's analytics. For information about configuring analytics ingestion and presentation, see Brightspot Analytics and Google Analytics.

LocaleSets the content's locale. This setting can also be used to auto-localize content based on the users requested locale.

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