Built-in content types

Content in Sitefinity CMS comes in many forms, such as text, media, or content fields. The simplest way to create reusable content is by using Sitefinity CMS predefined content types, listed in the Content tab. These types of content are the ones most commonly used on websites, for example, news, blogs, forms, images, and so on. Each content type is represented by a content module, say, a News module.

These content types are a fundamental basis to build your site but if they do not fully complement your scenario, you can create new ones, for example, FAQs, or Author bio. To do this, you use the Module Builder. For more information, see Dynamic modules.

You view and manage all content types in the Content tab.

Once you create news, an event, or other content item, it is stored in the Sitefinity project and other users can view, use, and edit this content.

To display content items on one or more pages of your website, you use widgets. Each content item has a widget that is used to display only that specific content item. For example, events are displayed on the website using the Events widget. For more information, see Display content on your website.

In case you have multiple sites, before you create or view any content items, you must choose the site where you want to work. For more information, see Content: Create and manage website content.

Revision history

Built-in content types have version history. As a result, you can view and compare different versions of a content item. Every time you edit a content item, a version of that content item is saved by the system. For more information, see Revision history for content items.

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