Last Updated: 17 Dec 2015
The Snippet Content Type allows you to select from a list of Bodycopy Division assets to use within the content of the page. This allows you to manage content over multiple pages from a single source; if you need to change this content, editing the source of the Snippet will update the content on all pages that the Snippet is referenced.
The Bodycopy DIVs (or Snippets) available are determined by a specified root node in the system. This root node can be specified system-wide, via the Global Preferences screen, or on an individual User Group basis, via the Preferences screen of a User Group. This allows you to define the Snippets available to specific users, for example, one User Group can be granted access to one list of Snippets, while another can have access to a different list of Snippets.
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Setting Up the Snippet Root Node
When setting up the Snippet Content Type, you will need to first create a section within your System where the Bodycopy DIV assets are stored. This allows you to set up the root node for your Snippets.
This Folder is then selected as the Snippet Root Node field on either the system's Global Preferences screen or on the Preferences screen of a User Group. For example, in the figure below, the Reusable Content Folder has been selected as the Snippet Root Node.
Tip: Alternatively, you can select a Standard Page or Site asset as the Snippet Root Node to make all Bodycopy Divisions under these assets available for use on the Snippet Content Type.
Using the Snippet Content Type
Once you have configured the Snippet Root Node, you can use the Snippet Content Type on the assets within your system.
When the Content Type of a Division is set to Snippet, the fields shown in the figure below will appear.
To use a Snippet, simple select it from the list of Bodycopy DIVs available.