A text snippet is a piece of reusable text. Once you create a snippet, you can use it multiple times across multiple topics. Whenever a change needs to be made to the text contained in a snippet, you can update the snippet, and that change is cascaded to all of the topics that use that snippet.

To create a text snippet:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, under Misc Content Types, select Snippet.
    Snippets can also be created when trying to add a snippet in the rich-text editor by selecting Create New instead of an existing snippet.
  3. From the Snippet Type list, select Text.
  4. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
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    Text snippet with variant example
  5. Click Save.

Text Snippet fields

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

SnippetEnter plain text for the snippet. If you want to use rich text in the snippet, add a variant.
VariantsClick add_circle_outline Add Snippet Variant to add variants to this snippet. For each variant enter a Name and Variant Text (which can be formatted in rich text).
Usage InstructionsEnter instructions that editors need to use this snippet.
CategoriesCategories allow you to catalog your snippets into different categories. You can use these categories to search for your snippets in Brightspot. This can be useful if you have a lot of snippets.

If the category you want for this snippet is not available, click Create New to create a new category.


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

See Adding a snippet to an asset for more information on using your snippets.

See Also

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