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How to Add and Populate a Collection

Want to add (bulk) content - such as a blog, team, news, portfolio, etc.? Collect and store your content in a collection, allowing you to render it dynamically on your webpage.

In this article

Step 1: Create a Collection

Step 2: Create Data Fields

Step 3: Add Collection Items

Step 4: Add Content to the Collection Items

Step 1: Create a Collection

  • Navigate to the Dynamic Content tab in the dashboard upper navigation bar.
  • Select Create New Collection.
  • Complete the field below:
    • NameGive your collection a recognizable name.
    • Main Category: is the default category all collection items will be listed under. You can add subcategories later.  LINK

    • Dynamic Page: Toggle Yes/No, depending on whether you would like a dynamic (detail) page
    • Slug: Set your collection URL (yourdomainname.com/collection-name/collection-item)
    • New Version: Toggle Yes
  • Click Add Collection.

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Once you've installed your collection, it will be visible in the Dynamic Content drop-down menu from the dashboard upper navigation bar.

Step 2: Create Data Fields

  • Navigate to the Dynamic Content tab in the dashboard upper navigation bar.
  • Select the collection that you just created.
  • Click the curly brackets in the left menu to create the data fields. 

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  • Add data field names. These fields correspond to the data you want to render later on 
  • Select a corresponding data type from the drop-down menu.

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Step 3: Add Collection Items

  • Navigate to the collection overview, using the bread crumb.
  • Add your first collection item by clicking the plus icon.

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  • Complete the required fields in the page settings.

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  • Click Save and Edit

Caution: To ensure your collection item is rendered on your freshly created page, always check the Main Category, which is called All Topics here.


Step 4: Add Content to the Collection Items

  • Complete the data fields with your content.
  • Click the Save button.

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    • Navigate to the collection overview, using the bread crumb.Screenshot 2022-05-02 at 15.45.26
 
  • Add as many items as you like, using the same method from steps 3 and 4.