Creating Page Schemas

Prerequisites: See Schema Designer Prerequisites for details.

Users with permissions create page schemas in Schema Designer.
To create a page schema:
  1. Navigate to Administration > Schema Designer > Management.

    Click New in Actions Menu of Schema Designer Management Tab

  2. Click New in the Actions menu to create a schema.
    The Create/Edit view displays a New Schema form.
  3. Select Page in the Content Type drop-down list.
  4. Enter a Display Name for the schema.
    The system automatically populates the Root Name field with the Display Name you provided. The Root Name omits special characters and spaces.

    New Page Schema in Schema Designer

  5. Optional: Select an icon to represent the schema from the Icon drop-down list.
  6. Choose one of the following options from the View Type drop-down list:
    ASP.NET (default) An MVC managed view. If you select this type, provide a name for the view in the View Name field.
    XSLTAn XSLT stylesheet. If you select this type, the Stylesheet field displays. Provide the filepath to the CMS XSLT asset file by using the Stylesheet field's ellipsis (...) button.
    Multi-FormatA combination of XSLT and ASP.NET. If you select this type, provide a name for the view in the View Name field.
  7. Optional: Add taxonomy categories to the schema within Taxonomy Configuration. See Associating Taxonomy with Schemas for details.
  8. Optional: Add a workflow to the schema within Workflow Configuration. See Associating Workflows with Schemas for details.
    You can select a workflow only after saving the schema.
  9. Optional: Associate element and component content units with the new schema's presentation layer. See Associating Content Units with Page Schemas for details.
  10. Add elements to the schema within the Elements tab. See Adding Elements to Schemas for details.
  11. Optional: Add attributes to the schema within the Attributes tab. See Adding Attributes to Schemas for details.
  12. Click Save in the Schema Actions menu when you finish editing the new schema.
    The Save Schema dialog displays.

    Save Schema Dialog

  13. Choose one of the following steps.
    • Click Save Draft. Schema Designer saves the schema as a draft.
      If you save the schema as a draft, then the draft icon displays next to the schema in the Schema Designer Page Types tab, and the system prevents users from selecting this schema to create pages.

      Draft Icon in Page Types Tab of Schema Designer

      Save the draft as a new version to provide the schema as an option to users for creating pages.

    • Click Save new version. Schema Designer saves your schema as a new version.
    See Editing Page Schemas for details to edit schema drafts and versions.
    The system creates the page schema. You can access this schema in the Page Types tab of Schema Designer.

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