Content Flow Updates

At Agility, we take a true content-first approach to structuring and delivering your digital content. That’s because we know that focusing on content early on in the design process can save you time and money, and deliver better experiences. We are committed to simplifying our concepts and have made some changes as to how Content Models and Content are created.  

For those of you familiar with Agility, we’ve laid out the Old way and the New way for creating Content Models and Content to streamline your transition with our new and improved process. For those of you that are new around here, you can skip down to the New way for an updated tutorial on creating Content Models and Content. 

To showcase the differences and improvements of our Content Flow, we're going to walk you through the process of creating a simple content model for a blog, and initializing a blog post using that model.

Old Content Flow

New Content Flow

Old Content Flow

To manage and create new Content Models using the Old Content Flow, head to Models > Content Models.

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From here, we can create a new Content Model that will define what our blog post will look like.

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We can add a few basic fields to our model, such as a Title, Image, and HTML field.

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Once the new Blog Post model is saved, we can go into the Content area and initialize a new Content List using this Content Model.

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We can then add a new Blog Post to our Blog Posts Content List.

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From here, we can add content to the fields we added, or edit our Content Model, which will take you back to the Content Modelling area where you can introduce new fields, edit or delete existing ones.

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New Content Flow

To manage and create new Content Models using the New Content Flow, head to Models > Content Models.

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From here, let's create a new Content Model that will define what our blog post will look like.

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We can add a few basic fields to our model, such as a Title, Image, and HTML field.

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The right-hand side will show us any Content currently using this model, and we can now create New Content right from the Content Modelling section.

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Give your New Content a name, select what folder you may want it in, and restrict it to a Single Content Item if it's something that doesn't need to be a list, like a Global Header or Footer!

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With our new Blog Posts Content List initialized, we can click on the ellipses to view some options.

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Settings

The Settings button will open a flyout where you edit and update things like the Content Display Name, which Folder it belongs in, what Fields are visible in the Columns Grid, Sort Order, Workflow, and much more.

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Go To

The Go To button will take you directly into your Content Item or List. From there, we can add new items to our list.

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We can see I made a small mistake here by setting our HTML field to a regular Text Field instead of a Rich Text Area Field. No worries, we can now easily edit the Content Model for our Blog Post without even having to go back into the Content Modelling area!

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A flyout will open up giving you the ability to add, remove and update the Fields and Tabs for your Content Model!

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Delete

The Delete button will delete the Content List or Item.

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