12. Content Creation in RED

Creating Content in RED

Content on your pages is created with a combination of Components and Posts. Components are created individually on the page. Posts are created in one of several post types such as News or Events and then can be used and reused on pages or within components.

Components Vs. Posts

Below, we have detailed the differences between Components and Posts.

Components are custom-made groups of content fields that are added to pages to create your content body. Unlike typical WordPress installation, there is not one, large body field where all the content is added for a page. For each block of content you want to add to your page, you will select the appropriate custom content component to use as an element of the page.

Most pages allow for all of the available components, but some templates are designed to use only specific components. Within a page’s content area, you can drag and drop components to re-order them. Using components to create content groupings aids in designing for the multiple types of devices and screen sizes that site visitors will use to see your website. This responsive design approach means that the site works on phones, tablets and desktops in a seamless manner.

There are several types of Custom Posts including News, Events, Help Articles and more. Many can be used within components, such as Highlight News. The Billboard, Notifications and Countdowns post types are used in more specific ways on pages.

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