An Entries Item works as a parent Template for a group of Items that will have the same structure: so Entries added under the parent will automatically inherit its structure. They allow you to control the template/structure that is being used with the Items.
This is great for product pages, team bios, recipe pages, or any groups of items that have a repeating but rigid structure.
You can edit the structure of the parent Entry Item at any time which will update all the children simultaneously. This is useful if you want to add a new field, such as a footer, to all of your items.
You can turn any item into an Entry Item by following these steps:
1. Go to an Item and select Structure
2. Build out an Item structure
This will be the structure that child Entries inherit. You can learn about structuring Items in this article.
3. Update the structure and return to the Item
You can't apply a template to an Entry Parent, so you'll need to work with a custom structure.
4. Open the Item settings, and choose to ‘Convert this Item to an Entries Parent’
This will convert your Item to an Entries Parent. The Item can't have any child Items when you convert it.
5. Add an Entry
The entries will automatically inherit the structure of the original Item built (in this case; an employee bio). You can also add multiple Entries at once using the plus sign in the add entries window.
Tip: To convert Entry Items back to normal Items, you need to archive the Parent Entry. This converts the Entry Items back to normal Items and moves them to the top level, and the Items will all have a custom structure applied to them consisting of the fields that were applied to the Parent Entry before being archived. If a Parent Entry doesn't yet have any Entry Items, you can convert it back to a normal Item from the Item settings tab on the right hand side of the Item.