Creating content types

Content types define default fields for editors to add content on your Developer Portal site and are the building blocks for authoring content. You can control which content types are available

Before you begin

You must have administrator access to complete this task.

About this task

After you create your content type, it is added to the following list of default content types that are present in the Developer Portal:
  • API
  • Application
  • Article
  • Basic page
  • Blog post
  • Book page
  • Consumer organization
  • Forum topic
  • Product

The content type that you create, and the default content types, can be edited and configured further to your specifications.


  1. If the administrator dashboard is not displayed, click Manage to display it.
  2. Click Structure in the administrator dashboard.
  3. Click Content types.
  4. Click +Add content type.
  5. Enter a name for your content type in the Name field.
  6. Optional: Enter the text that you want to appear on the Add new content page, in the Description field.
  7. Enter a title field label for your content type in the Title field label field.
  8. Optional: Configure any of the following options for your content type:
    • Submission form settings
    • Publishing options
    • Language settings
    • Display settings
    • Menu settings
  9. After you have configured your content type to your specifications, click Save and manage fields.
    You have created a new content type.

What to do next

You can add fields to your new content type; see Adding fields to content types.