This article will explain the basics of how to get started with GatherContent. It'll also cover things you'll get to know, such as projects, items, structure, due dates, workflows and our integrations.
Want to create your first project in GatherContent? Here's an outline of the steps you'll go through:
Set up the project
- Create a new project
Projects help to define the purpose of the content. You could have a project per client that you work with, a project for each of your products, a project for an entire web redesign or for each phase of a larger web project.
- Add some items to the project
Items are the content pieces inside a project and are found inside folders. Folders can be used to represent your content hierarchy. You'll find items inside folders, on the content hub of a project. Click on any item name to access the content inside.
- Create structures and apply them to items
Items are structured using fields. You can use text fields, asset fields and more to build the structures of your items. Include instructions and guidelines in structures to help your content get produced.
- Check your project's workflow
Items have a workflow status which tells you where it is in the project lifecycle. Make sure your project workflow closely follows your internal content production process.
- Set due dates for the project
Each workflow status has a due date, which keeps the team informed about the project milestones.
- Invite your team to GatherContent
Once your team are invited, they'll be able to access the project's content. Create custom roles to give them the right permissions.
- Assign your team to items
Assigning your team to items to let them know what they need to work on. Assigning people can also be used to control visibility.
Now you're ready to begin creating the content!
- Add content to items
Start typing in a text field to add content to an item. Content is autosaved as changes are made. Your team can edit the content at the same time.
- Review content with the team
Use comments to discuss content with the team, and revisions to check changes made to the content over time.
- Move items through the workflow as they are worked on
This means you always know at what stage your project is at, and who's responsible for the next steps.
Once your content is ready to be pushed to the CMS, you're ready to export it!
- Migrate content to the CMS
Using one of our integrations, easily migrate your content to the CMS. Or you build your own connection using our API.
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