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Kentico Kontent allows you to create and work on multiple projects so that you can better organize your work when working with multiple clients. A project is the primary organizational unit of your content.

Switch between your projects using the project switcher in the top toolbar. You can only manage the projects you have created. Once your project is no longer needed, you can archive it.

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    Create projects

    There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a new project:

    • Selecting a data center is only possible in the paid plans. If you're on the free trial plan, this option is disabled for you and your data will be automatically stored in the default data center, which is located in the East US.
    • In the project templates listing, you will only see active projects in which you are the subscription admin and these projects need to be under the Business plan or higher.

    To create a new project:

    1. Click your initials in the bottom left corner.
    2. Select Projects.
    3. Click Create new project in the top right corner.
    4. Type a name of the project.
    5. Select a subscription the project will fall under.
    6. Select a data center for your data.
    7. (Optional) Select an existing project to be used as a template.
    8. Click Create project.
    Creating a new project in Kentico Kontent

    Rename projects

    Want to change a project name? If you're a subscription admin, you can rename the project at any time.

    1. Open the project you want to rename.
    2. From the app menu, select Project settings.
    3. Type a new name into Project name.

    The changes are saved automatically.

    Changing the project name

    Create a sample project

    If you want to see a fully-featured project with a website and mobile app, you can create a Sample Project. The Sample Project contains marketing content for Dancing Goat – an imaginary chain of coffee shops.

    1. Click your initials in the bottom left corner and select Projects.
    2. Click Create complete sample project.
    3. Select a subscription the project will fall under.
    4. Click Create project.

    Once you have your own Sample Project, you can use it to run our sample apps or build your own app.

    Archive projects

    Only subscription admins can archive projects.

    What happens with archived projects?

    When you archive a project, it means that its content cannot be accessed anymore and all Kentico Kontent APIs for that project are disabled.

    Here's a list of the most important things that are disabled after archiving:

    • The Delivery API will be disabled. This may break live applications that retrieve content from the project.
    • All contributors on the project will be deactivated and won’t count towards your current usage (unless some of those contributors are still active in other projects).
    • No one will able to access the project anymore until you activate it again.

    Content items and assets in archived projects don't count towards your usage.

    To archive a project:

    1. Click your initials in the bottom left corner and select Projects.
    2. On the card of the project you want to archive, click .
    3. Select Archive.
    Archiving a project

    Restore projects

    If you later need to restore an archived project, click Restore project.

    After restoring, make sure to activate contributors who were invited to the project so they can start working on the content again.

    Delete projects

    If you don't need a project anymore, you can also delete it. It's useful to clean up the growing list of archived projects if you're, for example, cloning your projects for continuous integration purposes or experimenting with different content models.

    When you delete a project, all of its content, settings, and languages are deleted, and all users lose access to it. This action is irreversible.

    To delete a project, follow the instructions for archiving projects, only click Delete instead of Archive in step 3. Then enter the name of the project you're about to delete and click Delete project.

    Audit changes in your projects

    To audit changes in your content model and see who changed what, go to Project settings and select Audit log under environment settings.

    The audit log is a journal with changes to content types, content type snippets, and the asset type in your project.

    You can filter the events by date range, type of action, and its object, as well as search the events. For example, you can find who updated a specific content type, or who created a new snippet and when it happened.

    Displaying details of an event in Audit log.

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