Brightspot Content Types Guide

Tabs available to content types


The Main tab on each content edit page is used to build an asset, like an article, an image, or a newsletter; however, there is also a varying set of tabs available to you to perform additional actions, like overriding fields when the asset is shared, preventing it from showing up in search results, and much more. This topic can be referenced in conjunction with those found in Assets to better explain what options you have when building content in Brightspot.

Example of content type tabs.png

Field descriptions for content type tabs

Main tab

The Main tab contains required and optional fields that editors may fill out to create a content type. Each content type's Main tab is described in its respective topic.

See Assets for more information.

Companion Content tab

The Companion Content tab allows editors to add content that accompanies a video at a designated point in the video. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.

Companion Content tab.png
An example of the Companion Content tab

FieldDescription
Time CompanionsClick add_circle_outline to add a timed companion content, then refer to the fields below.
CompanionClick search to find an asset to accompany this video.
TimestampEnter a timestamp in hh:mm:ss format to determine when the companion content is promoted on the video. Click Sync With Video File to set the companion content's timestamp to the present point in the video.

Front-End tab

The Front-End tab allows editors to associate assets with icons that link to their social accounts. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.

Front-end tab.png
An example of the Front-End tab

Caution
When entering a username or account name into the following fields, Brightspot automatically generates a URL and a clickable social icon that directs visitors to the author's social accounts. Ensure that the URL that is generated matches the URL of the account page before publishing.

Social

FieldDescription
Facebook UsernameEnter the username associated with the author's Facebook account.
Instagram UsernameEnter the username associated with the author's Instagram account.
LinkedIn EntitySelect one of the following options:
  • None—Brightspot will not display a social link to a LinkedIn account on the front end.
  • Company—Enter the name of the company with which the author is affiliated.
  • Showcase—Enter the name of the showcase with which the author is affiliated.
  • User—Enter the username associated with the author's LinkedIn account.
You can only select one option from this list.
Pinterest UsernameEnter the username associated with the author's Pinterest account.
Tumblr UsernameEnter the username associated with the author's Tumblr account.
Twitter UsernameEnter the username associated with the author's Twitter account.
YouTube EntitySelect one of the following options:
  • None—Brightspot will not display a social link to a YouTube account on the front end.
  • Channel—Enter the name of the channel associated with the author.
  • Custom—Enter the name of a custom channel or video.

Location tab

The Location tab allows editors to associate an uploaded image with location metadata. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.

Location tab.png
An example of the Location tab
FieldDescription
LocationClick the map to associate location metadata with the image.

For details, see Specifying a location.

Metadata tab

The Metadata tab allows editors to associate additional data with an uploaded image. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.

Metadata tab.png
An example of the Metadata tab
FieldDescription
Date TakenClick to open a date picker to select the date and time that the image was taken. This date and time will not be visible to visitors on the front end.
Date UploadedClick to open a date picker to select the date and time that the image was uploaded to Brightspot. This date and time will not be visible to visitors on the front end.
KeywordsEnter keywords associated with the image.

Overrides tab

The Overrides tab allows editors to override settings that are automatically configured on an asset's content edit page. Overrides also exist to give editors a way to change the front end layout of the asset, how an asset is presented when being shared via URL, and more. Each override refers to overriding a setting that was inherited from somewhere else, usually from a higher level in the content hierarchy (for details, see Content hierarchy); however, in some cases, overrides overwrite values you enter into fields on the Main tab (for example, Promo Overrides, which default to the values you set for Title and Description, as well as others). Using the following tables as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
Overrides tab.png

Media

FieldDescription
Primary Media TypeSelect the primary media type of this article, either None, Audio, Gallery, Text, Video. This selection determines how the asset is treated when used as a promo.

For example, if you select Video, the promo image will have a play arrow overlaid on top of it.

Logos & Icons

FieldDescription
LogoSelect a new image to serve as the logo that displays on this asset.
News Publisher LogoSelect a new image to serve as the news publisher logo that displays on this asset.

Layout overrides

FieldDescription
HatSelect one of the options to override the inherited hat.

For details, see Creating a hat.
NavigationSelect one of the options to override the inherited navigation.

For details, see Creating a navigation.
FooterSelect one of the options to override the inherited footer.

For details, see Creating a footer.
AboveSelect one of the options to override the inherited Above layout block.

For details, see Above, Aside, and Below layout blocks.
AsideSelect one of the options to override the inherited Aside layout block.

For details, see Above, Aside, and Below layout blocks.
BelowSelect one of the options to override the inherited Below layout block.

For details, see Above, Aside, and Below layout blocks.

Advanced

FieldDescription
Exclude from Dynamic ResultsToggle on to prevent this asset from showing up in dynamic list modules.

For details, see Creating a dynamic list.
Exclude from Search ResultsToggle on to prevent this asset from showing up in search results on your site.

Page Promo

FieldDescription
Promo TitleEnter text to override this asset's title when used in a promo.
Promo DescriptionEnter text to override this asset's description when used in a promo.
Promo ImageSelect an image to override this asset's image when used in a promo.
Promo CategoryEnter text to display as an eyebrow when this asset is used in a promo.
Promo Category LinkEnter a URL to accompany eyebrow text when this asset is used in a promo.

Layout

FieldDescription
Section NavigationSelect one of the options to override the inherited navigation.

For details, see Creating a navigation.

Share

FieldDescription
Share TitleEnter text to override the title of this asset when shared via URL.
Share DescriptionEnter text to override the description of this asset when shared via URL.
Share ImageSelect an image to override this asset's image when shared via URL.

Sitemap

FieldDescription
Change FrequencySelect an option from the list to denote how frequently the page is likely to change. This value provides general information to search engines and may not correlate exactly to how often search engines crawl this asset.
PriorityEnter a value to designate this asset's priority over other URLs on your site. Valid values are 0.0 to 1.0. This allows you to relay to search engines which pages you deem most important for crawlers.

Live blog overrides

FieldDescription
Hide DescriptionToggle on to hide the description of this live blog to visitors.
Current Posts CountEnter a number to override the visible number of current live blog posts.

Attachment Promo

FieldDescription
Attachment Promo Title Enter text to override this asset's title when used in a promo.
Attachment Promo DescriptionEnter text to override this asset's description when used in a promo.
Attachment Promo ImageSelect an image to override this asset's image when used in a promo.
Attachment Promo File SizeEnter a value to serve as metadata pertaining to the size of this attachment.
Attachment Promo File TypeEnter a value to serve as additional metadata pertaining to the file type of this attachment.

RSS tab

The RSS tab allows editors to configure assets for use in RSS feeds. Using the following tables as a reference, complete the fields as needed.

RSS tab.png
An example of the RSS tab

General

FieldDescription
Number of Items in RSS FeedEnter the number of items to be displayed in the RSS feed.
TitleEnter a title to be output in the RSS feed XML.
DescriptionEnter a description to be output in the RSS feed XML.
LanguageSelect a locale to be associated with the RSS feed XML.
RSS GeneratorInput the URL of an RSS generator.
CopyrightEnter copyright information. Entering $YYYY into this field will cause Brightspot to replace the value of this token with the current year.
GUID is PermalinkToggle on to use the podcast episode's GUID as a permalink.
Author EmailEnter an email address to associate with the podcast episode.
Enclosure Length (Bytes)Enter the length of the file size in bytes.
Enclosure MIME TypeEnter the podcast episode's MIME type. Valid MIME types are audio/x-m4a, audio/mpeg, video/quicktime, video/mp4, video/x-m4v, and application/pdf.

Apple Podcasts

FieldDescription
Apple Podcasts TitleEnter a title to be output in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
Apple Podcasts SummaryEnter a summary to be output in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts. The maximum number of characters allowed is 1500.
Apple Podcasts SubtitleEnter a subtitle to be output in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts. The maximum number of characters allowed is 80.
Apple Podcasts AuthorEnter an author to be output in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
Apple Podcasts Episode DurationEnter the duration of the podcast episode in seconds to be output in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
Apple Podcasts CategoriesClick add_circle_outline to associate the podcast with Apple Podcast categories.
Explicit ContentToggle on to denote that the podcast contains explicit content.
Owner NameEnter the name of the podcast owner to be output in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
Owner EmailEnter the email address of the podcast owner to be output in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
Cover ArtSearch for an existing image with which to associate the podcast in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
Apple Podcasts Episode ImageSearch for an existing image with which to associate the podcast episode in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
Apple Podcasts Feed TypeSelect whether the podcast is Episodic or Serial.
Apple Podcasts Episode TypeSelect whether the podcast episode is Full, Trailer, or Bonus.
Apple Podcasts Episode NumberEnter a number with which to associate the podcast episode in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts. This value will only be different if the general episode number contains non-numeric characters.
Apple Podcasts Season NumberEnter a number for the season with which to associate the podcast episode in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts. This value will only be different if the general season number contains non-numeric characters.
Hide from Apple PodcastsToggle on to hide this podcast from appearing in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.
CompleteToggle on to mark the podcast as complete in the RSS feed for Apple Podcasts.

SEO tab

The SEO tab gives editors a way to better characterize an asset so that search engines can easily find it and list it in search results. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
SEO tab.png
The SEO tab in a Brightspot asset
FieldDescription
Amp DisabledToggle on to disable generation of an AMP version of this asset.
TitleText appearing in the asset's <title> tag. Brightspot automatically populates this field, and you can change the text as required.
Suppress SEO Display NameIf toggled on, your site's name appears in the <title> tag and subsequently in the search results. In the following illustration, the site name Brightspot appears in the search result.
Site name in search result
Site name in search result
DescriptionText appearing in the asset's <meta name="description">tag. Brightspot automatically populates this field, and you can change the text as required.
KeywordsEnter a keyword appearing in the Title or Description fields.
RobotsText appearing in the item’s tag.

For an explanation of the available options, see Robots Meta Directives.

Styles tab

The Styles tab gives editors a way to change the presentation settings of an asset. Using the following tables as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
Styles tab.png
An example of the Styles tab

Article page styles

FieldDescription
Choose Article Lead Style
  • Standard—Default lead style.
  • Large—Expands the lead horizontally to the ends of the page.
  • Overlay—Headline laid over the lead.
  • Nested—Nests the headline underneath the lead.
Suppress Commenting on This PageToggle on to prevent visitors from commenting on this asset.

Author page styles

FieldDescription
Suppress Commenting on This PageToggle on to prevent visitors from commenting on this asset.

Gallery page styles

FieldDescription
Set the Style of the Gallery Page
  • Carousel—Displays an arrow so visitors can scroll through the images.
  • Waterfall—Displays the images vertically so visitors can scroll down the page to see them.
Suppress Commenting on This PageToggle on to prevent visitors from commenting on this asset.

Live blog page styles

FieldDescription
Suppress Commenting on This PageToggle on to prevent visitors from commenting on this asset.

Person page styles

FieldDescription
Suppress Commenting on This PageToggle on to prevent visitors from commenting on this asset.

Subscribe Links tab

The Subscribe Links tab allows editors to associate podcast providers with a podcast. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.

Subscribe Links tab.png
An example of the Subscribe Links tab.
FieldDescription
Podcast ProvidersClick add_circle_outline to add the available podcast providers for the podcast. This will appear as a link that is visible on the front end, and if multiple providers are added, they will display in the same order as the providers are added.

Translations tab

The Translations tab gives editors a way to send an asset for translation to submit an asset for language translation. It also serves as a dashboard for editors to view translations that have already been completed.
Translations tab.png
An example of the Translations tab
FieldDescription
LocaleChoose a locale for the translation you want to submit.

Translations bar

The Translations bar allows you to filter through translations by the following metrics.
FieldDescription
Status filterSelect one of the following options:

Completed—Shows a list of translations that have been completed.
Pending—Shows a list of translations that are in progress.
Canceled—Shows a list of translations that have been canceled.
Failed—Shows a list of translations that have failed.
Language filterSelect a language locale to see a list of translations in that language.
Sort typeSelect whether to sort the list by language or by the date of translation.

UTM tab

The UTM tab allows editors to associate Urchin Tracking Module (UTM) values with a newsletter. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
UTM tab.png
An example of the UTM tab
FieldDescription
UTM ValuesEnter Urchin Tracking Module (UTM) parameters to assist in marketing-related tracking. Individual module or promo settings may appear blank, but are defaulting to the parent settings. Settings applied at the newsletter level will apply to the list level, and list level settings will also apply to promos in advanced lists.

Previous Topic
Press release
Next Topic
Modules
Was this topic helpful?
Thanks for your feedback.
The elements that get you up and running in a matter of days, from pre-built content types, to modules, to landing pages.

Content types
Modules
Landing pages
Everything you need to manage and administer content within Brightspot CMS, including plug-and-play integrations.

Dashboards
Publishing
Workflows
Admin configurations
A guide for installing, supporting and administering code on the Brightspot platform, including integrations requiring developer support to use.

Field types
Content modeling
Rich-text elements
Images