Post Types

Post Types


In the most basic explanation, post types are a way to categorize content on your site. Using post types correctly can help with the following:

For site administrators

  • Manage content more efficiently
  • Restrict the types of content that various user roles can create
  • Display content in creative and more efficient ways

For site visitors

  • Better understand the type of content they are viewing
  • Use site search by broken down by post type
  • View content in creative and efficient ways

Learn more about post types in the All About Post Types folder in the knowledge base.

Browse through the post types below to see how they can be used on your site.

The “Overview” Post Type

The Overview post type acts and displays differently than other posts on the site. Here are a few of the more important differences:

  • All body content of an Overview will display on the term page; in Posts, only the teaser will display by default
  • Overviews should not be tagged to more than one navigation term as it breaks the functionality of the Overview on some templates; Posts/Pods can be tagged to as many terms as is necessary
  • Every navigation term should have an Overview, even if it’s just a title that duplicates the navigation term name; not every term will necessarily have Posts/Pods other than the Overview

Image Dimensions

Here is a list of the various image displays used throughout your site


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Photo gallery

Photo Gallery

This is an instance of the image gallery plugin

Photo galleries are recommended when images are the main content of your post. When you use the photo gallery post type, the images added to the post will automatically display in a gallery format.


Post Example

Post Subtitle

The “Post” post type is the default post type on your site. The majority of your content will most likely use the “Post” post type. Use this post type unless your content fits into a more specific category that fits in with another type.

Article San Francisco Chronicle

Article Example

Article subtitle

When you want to share news articles from other publications, use the article post type. This post type by default shows the post type, post date, and source in the teaser. When you create an article post, you’ll see a spot to put the source of the article under the subtitle field. These are all settings that you can change in Post Type Settings.


Robust Webform

Here is an example webform using all basic component types

Put content here that you want to be seen on each page of the webform (if using page breaks). To see how this webform is configured, click the flyout menu and select Configure Webform.


Classes Library Example

Image, block quote handling, etc.

This post goes through examples of how to use the advanced classes library to display images, block quotes, and other content different. The example text is taken from Kafka’s Metamorphosis.


Accordions, Tabs, & Tables

Display settings help you display content differently. You can set special display features in teasers and on full post views by selecting the appropriate settings in the Display Settings in the post editor. You can even override the normal “Read more” to display something more descriptive.

Teaser Accordion

Adding teaser and tab behavior for H3s and H4s is a new feature on the CMS!