Content management helps you keep all the critical information on your site up-to-date.
Editable content areas can be added to nearly any part of your site, including dashboard widgets, pop-ups, trip search result areas, and even your homepage.
Your content can be styled using markdown and HTML - check out our guide to content styling.
The content management system consists of two basic concepts: concept containers and content objects.
Content containers are areas that can be embedded throughout your site to show specific content objects that you manage using the CMS system.
A content container can be a dashboard widget or banner, homepage region, modal (pop-up) page, or other places you may want to add additional information.
Content containers can be configured to appear to all of your site's users, or only certain users based on criteria like network membership or other user profile attributes.
RideAmigos handles the setup of new content containers that reference content objects, which you can then edit and update as needed.
Setting Up New Content
To have a managed content container added to your site, submit a ticket to the helpdesk with the details of where and how you would like the content to appear and an idea of what kind of content it will be.
If you already have custom content on your site that is not set up to use the CMS and would like us to switch it over, just let us know.
The RideAmigos support team will create a content object in the Content Management area of your management dashboard that corresponds to your new content container. Once you've got your content set up and ready to go live let the support team know and they'll turn on the new content container for your production site.
Ongoing Content Management
Once your content container is live you can update your content at any time from the Content Management area of the management dashboard. After your updates are saved, to see your updated content just head to the part of the site with the associated content container refresh your browser.
Updated content will begin to appear immediately to users. Note that if a user is actively browsing the site when you save your change, the new content may not appear until they refresh or leave the site and return.
Nesting Content Objects
The CMS system also allows you to embed other content objects within each other. This can be used for instances where you may want to display the content from one object in multiple areas, or if you want to create a sub-section of content that you can quickly enable or disable.
For example, you may have a content object that combines information about multiple programs where that program information also appears elsewhere.
To reference one content object from within another use this format within the content editor:
Where 'key' is the key associated with the content you want to embed:
If you need to hide your entire content object from users you can un-publish your content object using the toggle switch on the edit page. Un-publishing may cause a minor gap or alignment issue where the content container is located that can be resolved by requesting that the helpdesk remove or disable the content container.