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Single vs Multiple Content Types

Irrespective of the type of content type (“Webpage” or “Content Block”) you are creating, you should mark it as either Single or Multiple. “Single” lets you create a single entry, while “Multiple” aids in creating more than one entry of the same structure.

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Single

To create one-off pages with a unique content structure, you must mark the content type as Single. So, for instance, to create a homepage of a website, you will create a Webpage content type and mark it as Single. This is because a website only has one homepage. Other example pages would be:

  • About Us
  • Contact Us

To create a website header, you need to create a Content Block content type and mark it as Single. Other example pages of “Single Content Block” content type would be:

  • Footer
  • Navigation menu

Multiple

To create multiple entries using the same content type, you need to mark that content type as Multiple. You can use this kind of content type to create streams of similar content. So, for instance, if you create a “News” content type, you can create multiple news entries for your site using the same content type.

To understand this concept clearly, let’s consider two examples:

  • On a website, the “Home,” “About Us,” “Career,” and other such pages have different structures. Each of these pages follows a unique pattern for content. That is why such pages should be made using a content type marked as Single.
  • However, if we consider a blog, several blog posts have the same structure: header, title, body, and footer. Hence, you will need to create several instances. For this, you need to set this “Blog” content type as Multiple.

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