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Erika Mann
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Adding an Item

To add an item, you will first create the record by filling in the metadata for the item. Then you will attach the media (what you might actually think of as the item -- image, video, document, etc.) to the item record.

  1. On the left navigation bar, under "Resources," click on "Items"
  2. In the top right, click on "Add new item."
  3. In the resource template field, choose "Standard Template."
  4. Fill out the form as best as possible. Title, Description, and Rights are required fields to create an item.
    1. Type - These are predefined types that can be found here.
    2. Description - An account of the resource.
    3. Rights - This is the description of the copyright for that item.
  5. In the top right, click "Add."

Adding Media to an Item

For these steps, we will be adding an image to the item; however, there are many different options underneath the "Upload" button.

  1. In the item edit menu, click on "Media" near the top.
  2. Click on the "Upload" button on the right side.
  3. In the new box in the center, select "Choose File"
  4. Find and select the image you want to add to the item.
  5. Click "Save" in the top right.

Mapping an Item

  1. While editing the item you want to map, click on the "Mapping" tab at the top.
  2. In the map, click the magnifying glass.
  3. Type in the address that you want to map the item to.
  4. Click on the pin icon.
  5. Click on the map where the item should be mapped to.

Adding Media to a Pin

  1. Make sure to have some sort of media attached to the item first
  2. After placing the pin on the map, click on the pin
  3. Fill out the label with the desired value.
  4. Click "Select Marker Image"
  5. Select the media you want attached to the pin.

Creating an Item Set

  • On the left navigation bar, select "Item sets"
  • In the top right, click "Add new item set"
  • Fill out as much of the form as you can
  • In the top right, click "Save"

Adding an Item to an Item Set

  • In the left navigation bar, select "Items"
  • Search for the item that you wish to add to a set and click the pencil icon to edit it.
  • Select the "Item sets" tab
  • On the right side, search for the item set the item is to be added to and click it.
  • In the top right, select "Save"

Creating a Page

  1. Open up the site that you wish to add a page to
  2. On the left navigation bar, in the box that holds the name of your site, click "Pages"
  3. In the top right, click "Add new page"
  4. Fill out the title, the URL slug (the name of the url you want the page to have), and whether or not you want it added to the navigation part in your site.
  5. Click "Add" in the top right.

Adding Content to a Page

  1. Click the pencil icon next to the page that you would like to add content to.
  2. On the right, find the type of content you would like to have added.
  3. Fill out the information for the new block that has been added.