Step 2 — Create the content model¶
How your content is structured is a very important part of an Ibexa DXP project. Think of it as the database design of your application.
To get full information, read the content model documentation page. Below is a short introduction that only covers points needed for this tutorial.
Content model overview¶
The Ibexa DXP content Repository is centered around Content items. A Content item is a single piece of content, for example an article, a product review, a place, etc.
Every Content item is an instance of a Content Type. Content Types define what Fields are included in each Content item. For example, an article could include Fields such as title, image, abstract, article's body, publication date and list of authors.
Fields can belong to one of the installed Field Types, about 30 in the default distribution. Each Field Type is built to represent a specific type of data: a text line, a block of rich text, an image, a collection of relations to Content items, etc. You can find a complete list in the Field Types reference section. Every Field Type may have its own options, and comes with its own editing and viewing interfaces.
Create a Content Type¶
The site will use two Content Types: Ride and Landmark. A Ride is a route of a bike trip. It can include one or more Landmarks - interesting places you can see along the way. More than one Ride can visit the same Landmark, so it is similar to an N-N relationship model in a database.
In this step you'll create the first Content Type, Ride.
Go to the admin interface (
<yourdomain>/admin) and log in with the default username:
admin and the default password:
Go to Admin in the top bar and choose Content Types in the sub menu:
You will see a list of Content Type Groups. They are used to group Content Types in a logical way.
Select Content and then click the plus icon.
Fill the form with this basic info:
- Name: Ride
Then create all Fields with the following information:
|Map location||Starting point||
|Map location||Ending point||
Confirm the creation of the Content Type by selecting Save.
If you are using Ibexa Experience, the root Content item in your installation is a Page called "Ibexa Digital Experience Platform".
For this tutorial, swap it with its child, a Folder called "Ibexa Platform".
To do this, go to "Ibexa Digital Experience Platform", select the Locations tab and in the Swap Locations section navigate to "Ibexa Platform".
You can learn how to work with Pages in another tutorial.
Go back to the Content structure page by selecting Content in the top bar. Then browse the Content tree and create a Folder named All Rides using the Create button in the Action bar on the right of the screen. Publish the Folder.
While in the folder, create a few of Rides using the Create button, add photos and publish them.
Once you have two or more Rides in the Folder, you are ready to customize the homepage of the website.