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 together 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 the organization and further work easier.

    For each Linked items element, you can add existing content items as linked content or create new ones directly.

    In the example below, there are 2 content items of the type Hero Unit assigned to the Hero unit Linked items 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.

    Tip: You can use linked items for testimonials, product features, etc. Another advantage of Linked items element 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.

    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 the Rich text element.