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Guided Content Framework

Guided Content Framework protects MindTouch site structure.

A logical site structure ensures that pages are organized into an intuitive hierarchy and navigation experience that is best for users.

Determine if Guided Content Framework is enabled

  • Guided Content Framework is enabled on all current MindTouch version sites created or upgraded after November 2017 and some older sites.
  • Sites that show Export or Import here under Options in the MindTouch toolbar do not have Guided Content Framework enabled.

Contact your Customer Success Manager for questions around Guided Content Framework or to get the feature enabled for your site.

How Guided Content Framework works

An intelligent site structure powers many of the capabilities that create an optimal user experience in MindTouch. Guided Content Framework protects site structure by making it easier for site contributors to create new pages that align with the best structure.

Article Types

When enabled, the Add New Page dialog will only show Article Type options that are best for that location in your hierarchy. Additional controls help maintain structure when using options to Move or Copy pages.

  • Category - Highest level of content organization.
  • Guide - Subsection of a Category. It is the primary place for organizing content in a product line, for example.
  • Articles
    • Topic - Can contain sub-articles (How-To or Reference).
    • How-to - Can be directly below a Guide or below a Topic.
    • Reference - Can be directly below a Guide or below a Topic.

Changes when Guided Content Framework is enabled

New pages

  • New Page button not available in MindTouch Toolbar on How-To or Reference pages, because new pages should not be created below How-To or Reference pages

  • See all templates option not available in the New Page dialog. All page templates with an article type that fits in that hierarchy location will be visible.

  • You will see a Navigation widget instead of the Dekiscript widget

  • You will no longer see “tags recommended by the template: XXX” at the bottom of pages

Page changes

  • Article Type drop-down menu in Page Settings only show options that are relevant for the page location in the hierarchy
    • Switch between Category and Guide page, or, switch between Topic, How-To, and Reference
    • Disregard Portfolio as that is a legacy Article Type.
  • Copy and Move
    • When an article (or hierarchy) is moved or copied, the article type of that page may conflict with its new parent page.  When that happens, a warning appears conveying that the change will negatively impact your site structure.
    • To resolve, simply update the article type of the article, or it's parent, so that the new hierarchy adheres to appropriate site structure.
  • Delete page, delete children
    • The deletion of child pages will be enforced when a parent page is deleted.
  • Delete Page Restore
    • When an article is restored from a deleted state, it's article type may conflict with its former parent page, or it's new parent page if it's former parent no longer exists.
    • To resolve, simply update the article type of the article, or it's parent, so that the new hierarchy adheres to appropriate site structure.
  • Import / Export - Remove import/export option from the Options menu.
         
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