EasyContent's templates comes with different field types at your disposal to help you make the perfect template for your projects. This article covers the currently available field types and what they do.
There are two major field types: General Fields and System Fields.
System fields can't be deleted, but they can be disabled. They also can't be added to custom tabs. They are heavily used by our API and CMS integrations, so if you plan to take advantage of those features, you will want to utilize these fields.
General fields can be deleted, but they can't be disabled. They can be added to system tabs and custom tabs.
|Field Name||Field Description|
|Title||The content item's title, also known as the "h1 tag".|
|Main content||The main body or text of the content item. You can add a default text to it in the template settings.|
|Meta data & Files|
|Featured image||The content item's post thumbnail. It's an image representation of the item's overall content. If you're using WordPress, you're already familiar with how this works.|
|Excerpt||A short description of your content item.|
|Tags||Used to add tags to your content item. They provide an easy way to organize your content into topics, making it easier for administrators and your team to find what they're looking for.|
|Custom post slug||The content item's permalink. It looks like this: www.yourwebsite.com/custom-post-slug-here. This is important for SEO and UX. Here's a good article about permalinks and its importance.|
|Meta title||This is a special HTML tag used for SEO. If your article is viewed in search results, this will be displayed as the "heading" or "title" text. It is important in helping your article rank in search results from Google and other similar sites.|
It's quite similar to the excerpt, except that it's for SEO use and, like the meta title, is a special HTML tag. Normal visitors won't see this on your web page, but they will see this appear right under the meta title in search engine results. This primarily serves as a CTA to entice users to click on your article in search results.
Allows you to upload files and images to your item so that you can embed them in your text. Featured image you intend to use must be uploaded here for you to be able to select it.
General fields are divided into types: Input Fields and Section Fields.
Input Fields are for accepting input from a user.
Section Fields help organize your templates, especially if it contains a lot of different fields in one tab.
|Field Name||Field Description|
|Single line text||Adds a single line input field.|
|Paragraph text||Adds a large text area input field. You have the option to either use a plain text input field or a rich text input field.|
|File/Image upload||Adds a custom file uploader. Very similar to the Files system field, except that the images uploaded here can't be selected as a featured image. Useful if you want to organize your file uploads or if you disabled the meta data & files tab and you need a file uploader.|
|Checkboxes||Adds a checkbox input field.|
|Radio Buttons||Adds a radio button input field.|
|Date||Adds a date picker.|
|Dropdown select||Adds a dropdown selection input field. You can add a limit to how many items a user can select.|
|Heading||Adds a heading text. This is useful for adding section headers.|
|Guidelines||Adds a guideline text. While most template fields allow you to add a field-level guideline, they are tied to the specific template field they are added to. This one allows you to add a global-level or section-level guideline.|