The Content Types tab gives admins and editors the ability to specify which types of content should be produced and managed within a specific calendar. This interface includes two distinct sections:
- The Default Content Types section displays the list of default content types that DivvyHQ supports out of the box.
- The Custom Content Types section allows you to input your own unique content types.
There is also a right-hand column that shows you the summary of content types that have been selected via the checkboxes in the two previous columns.
The primary goal here is to help you narrow down the list of content types that will likely need to be managed and produced within an individual calendar. A customized list ensures there is no confusion when your users are adding or working with content in DivvyHQ.
Calendar Selection Prior to Customizing Content Types
In most cases, you will be customizing your content types at the individual, child-calendar level. For example: You have a blog calendar, which you've selected, and now you're narrowing down your content types list so that only blog-related content types are included.
In some cases, you may wish to have the same content type customization (ex: custom content types) applied or available for all of your calendars. In that case, you should go to the calendars selection drop-down menu in the top drop-down and select "All Calendar". When selected, your content type customization will be applied/propagated down to all child calendars.
For example: Let's say that my team regularly produces banner ads for several of our websites. Each website has its own Divvy child calendar. Instead of adding a "banner ad" custom content type to each website calendar, you add that custom content type at the All Calendars level, which will make the banner ad type available for each child calendar. Then you can select or deselect that banner ad content type when configuring each child calendars' final content type list.
Managing Default Content Types
Based on your calendar selection, browse through the list of default content types and check all that should be included for your selected calendar. As you check or uncheck each checkbox, you'll see your final content types list being updated in the right column.
Adding a Custom Content Type
To add a custom content type, simply input its name in the Add/Edit Content Type overlay and hit the blue Add New Content type button. By default, your new custom content type will be checked.
Editing a Custom Content Type
Should you need to edit an existing, custom content type, click the blue Edit link next to the custom content type. This will bring up the Edit Content Type overlay (screen below). In this overlay, you can edit the content type's name, select a provided icon to represent it, or upload your own icon.
Uploading Your Own Custom Content Type Icon
Do you have a custom content type and none of our canned icons do it justice? Did you put your fancy pants on today and you just want to trick out your Divvy account? Thankfully you can create and upload your own icons and associate them with any custom content type.
Just click the Edit link next to your custom content type to bring up the Edit Content Type overlay. Look for the "Would you like to upload and use a new icon?" and click YES. This will trigger a file browser for locating and uploading your custom icon (screenshot below). Acceptable file formats include gif, png, jpg or jpeg. Ideal dimensions should be 100x100 pixels.
Calendar Content Types Summary
Rather you have All Calendars, a Parent Calendar (Enterprise clients only) or single child calendar selected, the right-most column will provide you with your customized list of content types that you've selected.