The simplest way to create reusable content is by using Sitefinity built-in content modules. Built-in modules represent specific types of content most commonly used on websites, for example, news, blogs, forms, and so on.
You can see a list of all built-in modules under the Content tab.
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 about using widgets, seeWidgets.
After you create a content item and make it visible on the website through a widget, you can manage comments for that item or set specific permissions.
In addition to the standard Sitefinity built-in modules, you can create your own dynamic modules. To do this, you use the Module Builder. For more information, see Dynamic modules.
Built-in modules 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.
Each site that uses the module has its own data provider. You can configure the provider to be shared with other sites as well.
Each module can use more than one data provider. For example, the News module of site A can use news created with site A or site B. Therefore, creating content items for one site allows you to use these items in all other sites. If you have configured a module to use more than one provider, when opening the module, you can choose news from which provider to display. All available data providers are displayed in the toolbar of the page.
For more information, see Multisite: Manage multiple sites.
The automatic generation of the URL for a file uses the following convention:
http://<my site URL>/<X>/<the URL name of the data source>/<the URL name of the library>/<the URL name of the document or file>.<the file extension> where X is docs for documents and files, images for images, and videos for videos.
IMPORTANT: You must not change the provider URL name after you have uploaded items, because this can break the URLs of the already uploaded items.
NOTE: The documents from upgraded projects have URLs that are generated without the data provider name. They will still work and will use the default library provider for the system.
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