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 – intended only for Portal Engine sites. 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 task is to hold content, such as individual news articles. Content-only do not contain presentation properties and tabs. Depending on the site’s implementation, the visual design of pages can be fully controlled by the MVC site’s developers or driven by the page builder and templates.
  • Container page types – suitable for storing queries and transformations. Container page types do not contain any custom fields and 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