Managing Item Types
Item Types (sometimes also called Post Types) are used to define special post behaviours such as "Page" (which will be displayed outside of the chronological post flow) and "Podcast" which will embed an mp3 audio file and player.
On this page you can manage the types that you are able to assign to your items:
The type of an item may give it a specific behavior, may be used for filtering and may also be used to assign specific custom fields to specific items (i8).
Different item types may be displayed differently in the front end, depending on the skin.
Different item types may also be listed in different sub-tabs of the back office "Contents" tab (v6).
Item types are shared between all collections but for each collection you can define:
- Which item types are available
- Which one of the previous is the default to use for new items
- Item Types (previously called Post Types ) allow you to define the characteristics of an Item/Post. It allows, for example, to have forum topics behave a little differently from blog posts or form category intros. For example, forum topics may not…
- This applies to v5. You can define custom fields in Blog Settings > Features > Posts. Custom fields can contain numbers (floating point numbers with double precision) or text strings (varchars).