Creating Structures

Creating Structures

Follow these steps to create a Structure:

  1. Open the Product Menu and go to the Site Menu heading → Content & DataWeb Content.

  2. Select the Structures tab.

  3. Click the Add button (Add Structure) to create a new Structure.

  4. Enter the title of your new Structure.

  5. Drag and drop the available fields onto the Structure and configure their settings to create the Structure.


    When you create or edit a Structure, the View tab is selected by default. You can switch to the Source tab to view the Structure’s raw XML and modify it directly.

  6. Optionally, add a Description for your Structure.

  7. Click Save.

When creating a new Structure, you can drag fields from the palette and drop them on the canvas.


Due to import/export operations, it’s possible to have both a global and a Site-scoped Structure with the same structureKey. If this happens, the Site-scoped Structure takes precedence, and you can’t access the global Structure from that Site.


To discover additional configuration options for Web Content and Structures (e.g., enable setting a custom Structure Key), look in System Settings → Content and Data → Web Content → Administration.

Structure Fields

You can place these fields on a Structure:

Boolean: A checkbox that stores either true (checked) or false (unchecked). For example, you can use this field to set a display rule for the Structure’s content.

Color: A color picker

Date: A pre-formatted text field that displays a date picker. The date format depends on the current locale.

Decimal: An input that accepts decimal numbers

Documents and Media: A file selector to include a file from the Documents and Media library or your computer

Geolocation: A map that displays a configured location. Geolocation provides both the current location and directions to another place.

HTML: A WYSIWYG editor to offer more formatting options for writing content

Image: An image selector to include an image from the Documents and Media library or your computer


If you upload an image from your computer, the image is only available for that particular article.

Integer: An input that accepts whole numbers

Link to Page: A selector to include a link to another page in the same Site

Number: An input that accepts any type of number

Radio: A list of options to choose from using radio buttons. This field allows one selection only.

Select: A selection of options to choose from using a combo box. This field allows multiple selections.

Separator: A horizontal line to separate fields

Text: A text input for short entries, such as titles or headings

Text Box: A text input for long entries, such as the body of your content

Web Content: A selector to include an existing Web Content Article

See Editing and Configuring Structure Fields for more information on configuring and editing Structure fields.

Translating a Structure

You can add a translation for the Structure, either while creating it or later.

Manage the translations of a Web Content Structure.

  1. From the Add or Edit Structure screen, open the Language Selector by clicking the locale (e.g.,en-us), and then select Manage Translations.
  2. Click the Add button (Add) in the Manage Translations modal and choose the language.
  3. Click Done.
  4. Click the default locale again and select the new locale to begin translating.
  5. Translate as much of the Structure’s text as you’d like, then click Save.

To delete a translation, go back to the Manage Translations modal and click the Trash Icon Trash.

To edit a translation, select the translation using the Language Selector, make any changes, and click Save.