Creating Component Content Units

How to Create Component Content Units | Create component units to include embedded component schemas in Page Builder presentations.


Prerequisites: See Page Builder Prerequisites for details.


Each component content unit contains an embedded component schema type, which, in turn, is a composite of multiple fields. As blocks of content, component content units are particularly useful in maintaining the order, field type, and stylistic consistency when inserting them across multiple Page Builder instances.

These component content units are created in the Administration area of Ingeniux CMS; however, they are inserted within design layouts in Site > Design tab.

To create a component content unit:

  1. Navigate to Administration > Presentation Content Units. The Management view displays.
  2. Click New in the Actions menu. The Create/Edit view displays.

    New Presentation Content Units

  3. Select Component Content Unit from the Unit Type drop-down list.
  4. Provide a unique name for the new component content unit in the Name field. This name displays in the Content Units accordion area of the Design Presentation pane in Page Builder. See Adding Content Units to Presentation for details.

  5. From the Select Component Schema drop-down list, select the component to embed in the content unit.

    Additional Information:

    The embedded component's schema serves as the foundation of this component content unit under construction.

  6. Optional: Refer to the following table to configure optional component content unit fields:
    Name Description
    Icon An icon associated with the content unit throughout the system.
    Reusable When selected, multiple instances of the content unit can be used in the same presentation.
  7. Optional: Choose the step that corresponds with your CMS site version.

    • Version Notes: CMS 10.0-10.3

      Use Select Restrictive Parent Template Type to limit the content unit to specific parent component content units. If left blank, this component content unit applies to all types.

      Note: Content units are available for all component content units by default.

      If you need to restrict the content unit to a limited parent component content unit set, follow these steps:

      1. Click Select Restrictive Parent Template Type. The dialog displays.
      2. Select a type in the Choose From list.
      3. Click the right arrow button to move the component content unit to the Selected Choices list.

        Note: To select multiple types, use Ctrl+Click.

      4. Click OK.
    • Version Notes: CMS 10.5

      In CMS 10.5, use Select Restrictive Parent Template Type to restrict the content unit to specific parent page schemas. If left blank, this component content unit applies to all types.

      Note: Content units are available for all page types by default.

      Select Restrictive Parent Template Type

      To restrict the content unit to a limited parent page schema set:

      1. Click Select Restrictive Parent Template Type. The Allowed Page Types dialog displays.

        Select Allowed Page/Component Types

      2. Select a type in the Choose From list.
      3. Click the right arrow button to move the type to the Selected Choices list.

        Note: To select multiple types, use Ctrl+Click.

    • Optional: You can select or clear the following attributes of the element selected in the Select Field Type:
      Checkbox Description
      Hidden If selected, the element is obscured from groups that lack permission to view hidden elements.
      Read Only If selected, the element is visible and inaccessible to groups that lack permission to modify read-only elements.
      Required If selected, the page with existing instances of this content unit cannot be checked in without entering an element value.
      Indexable If selected, the element can be added to the index.

      Edit Component Content Unit Fields

    • When you're finished configuring the content unit, click Save within the Content Unit Actions menu.

Next Steps: Choose one of the following: