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

You can edit your structure in two ways:

  • From in an item, by clicking the name of the currently applied template or 'custom structure'
  • From the Templates tab, by clicking the name of the template you'd like to edit

Looking for the legacy help documentation? You can find that here.

Field Types

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. Name your fields to let your people know what content should be added.

Use the field instructions shown underneath the field to make it clear what content you're looking for in a field, for example a specific tone of voice, or number of key points to cover.

Add word and character limits to your rich text fields, to better guide your content writers on how much content to write.

Asset field

Asset 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.

You can add a field label to all asset fields so it's clear what files you're expecting to be uploaded, and you can add instructions to the field for extra clarity.

Tip: Any files or images uploaded to an asset field won't be compressed or edited.

Guidelines field

A guidelines field can be used in a structure as an area to add instructions about the content to be added, or provide links to key resources or information that your content writers might need, such as brand guidelines or links to wireframes. These are best used for more general instructions rather than those specific to individual fields.

Checkbox field

A checkbox field can be used to collect information about an item. Much like a radio button field (below), they are a set of defined variables that people can select. 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, specific labels on this item or a product selection on this page.

Radio button field

Similar to checkbox fields, radio button fields 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.

Tip: You can also add an "Other" option to select from the list for a less commonly chosen option.

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