Creating and configuring page types

Each page in Kentico is of a specific type – a page type, which consists of:

  • fields (data structure),
  • editing form layout,
  • transformations (design),
  • data queries,

and other properties. Page types allow you to define custom website structure and store content (data) separately from design.

Creating custom page types

There are three 'types' of page types that you can create in Kentico:

  • Standard page types - use these to create template-based pages that form the structure of the site. Standard page types hold data in fields that you can fully customize. 
  • Content-only page types - suitable for pages on MVC sites whose only task is to hold content, such as individual news articles. Content-only pages aren't based on page templates and don’t contain presentation properties and tabs. Their visual appearance is fully driven by the page builder and templates defined by developers.
  • Container page types - suitable for storing queries and transformations. Container page types don't contain any custom fields as they are created without a coupled data table.

Configuring page types

Page types are fully customizable elements of the system – you can add, modify and delete any custom fields comprising the page type. Page types also support the alternative forms functionality, which you can use to define alternate editing interfaces appropriate for specific scenarios.

See configuring page types for more information.

The Page types application

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