Learn how to create and edit content directly in the studio. Moboom allows you separate content from the pages that use it. So you can create text and images once, and use them throughout your site. You can also delete pages without deleting that content.
Managed content sets let you create your text and images once and then use that content throughout your site.
To create a managed content set:
Tip Later you'll learn more about field types, but the most commonly used are Text for a short snippet of text, like a headline, and Textarea for about a paragraph or more of text.
Now you have a content set, but no content. So next, add some content:
Congrats! You’ve created your first item. Next, add your content to a page.
When you created fields, you may have noticed several different field types. This is just where you say what the content going into the field will look like. Will it be an image, plain text, formatted text, or a date?
Learn how to create and edit this content in the studio.
When picking a field type, you can choose between:
The Text field is just for text. You can’t add images or format the text like you can in the Textarea field.
You can, however, add HTML if you need to add some in-line formatting.
The Textarea field allows you to add rich text. So you can mix text, images, links, and headings. You can also apply in-line formatting—like bold, italic, and specific colors.
Read more about the possibilities of this field in Marking up text in a textarea.
Use the Number field for whole numbers (integers)—like 2, 15, 333, and -11.
Note For decimals (like 1.75), use the Decimal field.
As you might expect, Decimal fields allow you to add numbers with decimal points—like 9.99. You’ll find this type of field useful for prices.
Note The Number field accepts only whole numbers—like 7, 3, 9, and 100.
The Date field uses a calendar pop up that lets you easily add dates. For example, use this field for Posted on dates for blog posts.
Tip To reformat the dates (like for different locales or just in your preferred format), use the Listing widget.
The Link field is useful for grouping all the elements of a link:
For example, this type of field works well with the Menu widget.
A List field is useful for situations where you want a specific set of choices. For example, you might use this field for product categories. That way you don’t have to remember if a category was handbag or handbags.
When creating a List, you also create the possible choices.
Note You can’t add new choices later. If you want to add new choices in the future, you’ll have to delete the field and remake it.
When adding choices, you’ll see a couple fields:
Most of the fields are pretty self-explanatory. But the Textarea field has a lot of formatting options, so here’s a quick introduction to putting text into that field.
You can bold and italicize text, and you can add links, headings, and quotes. You can also create bulleted and numbered lists.
To do all that, you just select the text you want to format, and then click a button.
Here are some more details on how to:
So to add any formatting to text:
To remove formatting:
To add an image to a rich text box:
Just by pasting in a link, you can add videos (for example, from YouTube or Vimeo) and even tweets from Twitter.
If you’re not sure if a link will embed properly, just try it out. (The full list of websites that you can embed from is over 1,600!)
To embed a video, tweet, and so:
Once you’ve created a content set, you can add new fields, change field names, or delete fields on the Fields tab.
To add a new field:
Note This description will become a tooltip. So when creating an item in the future, you can click the Information bubble next to the field to read a note about how it should be used.
To delete a field:
To rename a field:
As described in Separate Content and Design, you can also build simpler content—called Site Options content sets. And, unlike Managed content sets, you can use several of these simpler content sets on a page. For example, you might use them for contact details in the footer of every page.
You create Site Options content sets in pretty much the same way you create Managed content sets. And set up widgets to use these content sets in exactly the same way as you would any other content set.
To add a Site Options content set:
Note The description is more prominent in Site Options content sets than it is in Managed ones. It also accepts HTML, so you can apply some basic formatting. But it’s still really just for your benefit.