Getting Started with Paligo

Table of Contents

Creating Topics and Other Components

"Components" is the generic term used for any type of object for creating textual content in Paligo, such as publications, topics, warnings, etc.

"Topics" are what you will create most of the time.

  1. In the context menu, next to the folder where you want to create the component, select the option Create content.

  2. Enter a title for the new component, and if you didn't select it before, select the type of content you want to create, one of the following:

    • Publication - a component that is only used to build the publication by reusing other topics. 

      Note

      Note that you should almost never enter any text content in here, only some metadata like publication date, edition number and the like. You just use this as the object that will hold the topics that contain the actual textual content.

    • Topic - the main building block for creating content, e.g an introduction, an instruction, a product description, etc. This is where you write all your content. Similar to a small section in a traditional document.

    • Informaltopic - a flexible type of component that can be used as a wrapper to reuse almost any content within another topic.

    • Safety Message - i.e a Warning, Danger, Caution, Notice, Important, or Note message.

    • From Template - if you have created template components with predefined content (any topic you have created in the Templates library will appear here).

    • Custom element - you can also create components that consist only of certain custom elements. More custom elements can be added if needed, as well as custom components.

  3. Finally select if you want to add any languages that the component will be translated into, (You can always add this later if you want to), select whether you want to create another component. Click Ok.

    Tip

    An optional way of creating content: Simply click the blue Create content button on top of the Content manager. Then select type of component in the menu. This will lead you to step 2 in the procedure above.