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Table Of Contents Creating Topic Pages

Topic pages are a popular feature on most websites. They show existing content of the website but rearranged in a way that only content related to a specific topic is shown. This way, users might find, for example, all your press releases on one page.

In CoreMedia Blueprint topic pages are populated with content that is tagged with a specific keyword. See Section 4.6.16, “Metadata Management” for details.

Topic page for keyword Press

Figure 4.26. Topic page for keyword Press

Context of a topic page

As you can see in Figure 4.26, “Topic page for keyword Press” a topic page does not only contain the tagged content in the "Press" part of the site but also contains a navigation, sidebar and other content. This content comes from the context in which your topic content is shown. In principle, this is a document of type Page which contains a placeholder for the topic content and the additional content such as navigation and sidebars.

Each site has a default Page content for all topic pages which is defined in the Settings document "TopicPages" of your site below <SiteName>/Options/Settings/TopicPages. The screenshot shows a default topic page with the highlighted placeholder in the "Main" section.

Default topic page

Figure 4.27. Default topic page

If you want to show a topic page in a custom context, for a special campaign for example, you have to create your own context page as described in Section “Creating custom topic page”;

Linking to a topic page

You have to add the topic page to your site, so that a customer can access it. To do so, add the tag to the tags of the site, drag the appropriate Tag content item as a link target into a RichText field or to a position of the Page content where the link should appear. When a user clicks this link, the topic page will open up. In Figure 4.28, “Link to a topic page as a tag” the "Press" document of type Asset Category is added as a link to a Subjects field. When you click the button, the "Press" topic page will be opened.

Link to a topic page as a tag

Figure 4.28. Link to a topic page as a tag

Creating custom topic page

You can create a custom Page, different from the default topic page, for a specific keyword. This custom page is site specific so you could have a different layout for a German and English site, respectively. To do so, use the topic pages extension as follows:

  1. Open the Apps menu and click Topic Pages. The Topic Pages UI opens as shown in Figure 4.29, “Topic page creation dialog”.

    Topic page creation dialog

    Figure 4.29. Topic page creation dialog

  2. Select the Taxonomy from which you want to choose the keyword in the Show Tag dropdown list (1).

    A tag can only have one manually edited page per site. If such a page is already there, it is shown in the UI.

  3. Click [Create Manually Edited Page] (2) at the keyword for which you want to create a topic page.

    The topic page content item opens up. It is automatically linked to the default topic page content item of your site and inherits the contents and layout of this content item.

    Custom topic page for the keyword "Young"

    Figure 4.30. Custom topic page for the keyword "Young"

  4. Adapt the new topic page content item to your needs but do not remove the default content Topicpage-Default of the Main field in the Placements tab.

Now, you are done. When you link to the new topic page (see Section “Linking to a topic page”) and click the link, you will see the custom topic page.

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