This training document outlines basic Sitecore content author terminology that may be referred to in the other training documents.
Page title & meta description
Every Sitecore page is made up of building blocks known as components. Components can be layered on top of each other and arranged to make a page. Each component holds content (like text, images, and videos) that make up a page.
Depending on how they have been developed, you may be able to change some attributes on each component, like the colours, padding or background image and the content the component displays. Only certain components can be added on certain pages. You can find out which components you can add to what pages here.
The red outline on the image below shows part of a page with 3 components. The red lines divide each of the components.
A Sitecore user that creates or edits content in Sitecore.
Sitcore’s content editing tool that allows you to manage content and items in a tree-based interface.
The content tree is the list of all the content items that appears on the left side of the Content Editor.
Data source items are used to make up predefined renderings, which are intended to be re-used in multiple locations. Most renderings pull data from data source items. The content the items display is not bound to the page on which they appear but is stored in data source items that you can find in the content tree of the Content Editor.
The label that an item contains in the content tree.
A WYSIWYG editor that allows users to make changes to components and items directly on the page.
An item that acts as a contain for other items.
Items are the core building units of content, made up of fields that contain information. An example are the assets that make up the content tree, such as content, media and settings. Each asset contained in the tree is known as an item.
Lists are a way of organizing additional, structured content that are included on one or more pages. They are a centralized way to manage the content in reusable components on the website.
The page title and meta description are HTML tags that appear in the source code of a webpage, and on search engines results pages. They tell search engines what a page is about, and tell people who see the search engine results page what a page is about before they click on it.
On a Google search engine results page, the page title and meta description can be found here:
For instructions on how to add a page title and meta description to a page, click here.
The top navigation of the Content Editor and Experience Editor.
Tokens are used to dynamically pull field values.
The list of default Sitecore tokens includes the following:
Items must move through a series of states before becoming available for publishing. The Workflow State determines what stage the item is in, in this process:
There are 5 workflow states that a page or item can have: