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Adding and deleting content items

After defining your project's content structure through content types, you can start creating content in your project. If you decide that you don't need the content item anymore, you can delete it.

See how to create content itemsOpens in a new window inside the app.

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    Creating content items

    To create a content item:

    1. From the app menu, choose .
    2. Click Create new on the right.
    3. Choose a content type.

    A new Untitled content item is automatically created in your project.

    Now, continue with your content:

    1. Enter a name for the content item.
    2. (Optional) Fill in the elements defined by the content type.
    3. (Optional) Assign the item to the person who will continue working on it.

    Each change you make is saved automatically.

    Tip: You can quickly create another item based on the same content type by clicking  More actions > Duplicate > Empty.

    Keeping track

    To quickly find elements that need your attention in the current content item, you can use the "left to complete" indicator shown on the Details sidebar. Clicking Content details at the top right of an item opens the sidebar where you can click on Elements left to complete to be taken to the incomplete elements.

    A screenshot of an item with multiple incomplete elements.

    What's an incomplete element? This includes elements that:

    • Are set as required but empty.
    • Do not meet a set limitation, such as the maximum number of characters for a text element.

    Editing codenames

    Codenames identify objects, such as content items, in Kentico Kontent. A codename is initially generated by the system from the object's name when it is saved for the first time. You can edit codenames in the UI by clicking More actions Codename and then the  button or via API by, for example, upserting a content item.

    A screenshot of a content item's codename.

    Rules for codenames

    When editing codenames, the new codenames must meet the following conditions:

    • Only lowercase letters, numbers, and underscores are permitted.
    • Codenames must start with a letter or an underscore and have at least one character.
    • Codenames are limited to 60 characters for all objects except multiple choice options, which are limited to 160 characters.
    • Codenames must be unique.

    This means the following applies when codenames are generated automatically:

    • All letters are made lowercase.
    • All forbidden characters are replaced by _.
    • For any names that start with a number, the codename will start with n.
    • Codenames that duplicate another codename will have a random string attached to the end.
    • Codenames will be cut off at the character limit.

    Deleting content items

    If a content item has variants created for multiple languages, you can only delete the variant for one given language at a time and the item will return to a Not translated status.

    Note: Deleted content items cannot be restored.

    To delete one or more content items from your project:

    1. From the app menu, choose .
    2. Select content items using the checkboxes next to their names.
    3. Click .
    4. Choose Delete.
    A screenshot showing how to delete multiple items.

    The selected content items are now deleted.

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