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Building larger content by linking content

The Linked items element can be used to build content from multiple content items. For example, it is suitable for the following scenarios:

  • Creating larger content items composed of smaller content items. For example, you can create home pages or landing pages, as in this article.
  • Relating content that belongs together. For example, if you need to link an article to the author’s bio.

See how to link content togetherOpens in a new window inside the app.

Table of contents

    The following video explains the concept behind content linking.

    Building larger pages

    You can build a home page or a landing page from multiple content items. In this case, each linked items element is used for content items of a single content type to make organization and further work easier.

    For each linked items element, you can add existing content items as linked content or create new ones directly. If you add linked items, you can publish all of them together with the home page to save you the time of publishing each item separately.

    In the example below, there are 2 content items of the Hero Unit type assigned to the Hero unit element of our homepage. When editing content types, you can choose to limit the number and type of content items for each linked items element.

    A screenshot of the home page made up of many linked items.

    Tip: You can use linked items for testimonials, product features, and more. Another advantage to linked items elements is that you can re-order items as you need. Also, you can expand the items to see their content and edit them directly from one place.

    An animation of reordering linked items.

    Inserting content directly into rich text

    Sometimes, you might want to insert content directly into the text of your article. For example, the linked content can represent testimonials and you want them to be in the certain spots of the article.

    Depending on whether you'll be reusing the content later, you can either choose to insert components for a single-use or content items for a reusable piece of content in your rich text element.