There are five different types of fields which you can add to your template or structure. These allow for you to be really specific when gathering content from authors and stakeholders.

Text field

Text fields are used to store any text content. You can switch between a Rich Text Field (default) or a Plain Text Field, depending if you want to allow formatting. Add a label to your field to let your authors and stakeholders know what content is expected to be added.

Use the field guidelines to communicate instructions about the field in a really context-specific place, rather than giving someone a multi-paged document of instructions. You can also add default text, which will be inserted into an Item when you apply the template to an Item.

Attachment field

Attachment fields are how GatherContent handles anything that isn't text. This can be an image, a PDF or Word doc that's going to be attached to a webpage, or any file up to 50mb in size. These files aren't compressed or edited, and are left exactly as they're uploaded.

You can add a field label to all attachment fields so it's clear what files you're expecting to be uploaded, and you can add field guidelines to provide instructions.

Guidelines field

A guidelines field can be used in a template as an area to add instructions about the template. These are best used for more general instructions rather than the ones specific to individual fields.

Checkbox field

A Checkbox field can be used to collect information about the Item. Much like a Radio Button field (below), they are a set of defined variables that the author or stakeholder can select. But unlike Radio Button fields, you can select as many of these options as you want. A good example of this could be if a blog post needs a number of categories to be selected.

Radio Button field

A Radio Button field can be used to collect information about the Item. Much like a Checkbox field (above), they are a set of defined variables that the author or stakeholder can select. But unlike Checkbox fields, you can only select one of these options. You can also add an "Other" field.

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