Overview

Bentomatic is a standalone Bento page that is created just like any other Bento page but can be packaged, assigned permissions, and distributed to other Bento sites. Additionally, Bentomatic pages that were built by other stations or producers can be included on your Bento site if permissions have been assigned to you. That means you can add content to your website with very little effort and the content that you create can potentially be shared with a wider audience.

All Bento components can be used to build a Bentomatic page.

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Example

How to create a Bentomatic 

Creating a Bentomatic page usually means that you are creating content that you want to share with other sites. This section demonstrates how to create a Bentomatic page that can be shared with other Bento sites. Learn how to add someone else's Bentomatic to your site

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  • In the Page Title textbox, type a title for your new page (Figure 2.1). The Pathname field auto-populates and we recommend you do not change it. 
  • Click Bentomatic Settings to expand the Bentomatic menu (Figure 2.2).

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  • In the Title textbox, type the title of your Bentomatic (Figure 3.1). This will be the title that people search for when they want to add your Bentomatic to their site.
  • By default, your Bentomatic is available to all Bento sites. If you want to restrict it to specific sites, in the Shared With section, begin typing the name of the site with which you want to share it (Figure 3.2). When the name of the site appears, click it. You can select an unlimited number of sites. 

In this example we are making our Bentomatic available to all sites.

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  • When finished, click Save (Figure 4).


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  • The Bentomatic has been saved and appears in your list of pages. Click the page title to open the settings for this page (Figure 5)

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Even though you are including the header and footer on your site, when the Bentomatic is included in another site, it will inherit the header and footer of the site on which it's implemented.

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  • After you have included all content, click Save or Publish to save/publish the page and click Preview in the upper right side of the screen to preview the page in a browser (Figure 7).

Your Bentomatic must be published in order for it to be available to other sites.

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How to add a Bentomatic to your site

This section demonstrates how to add a Bentomatic from another Bento site to your site. Learn how to create a Bentomatic

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  • In the Page Title textbox, type a title for your new page (Figure 2.1). The Pathname field auto-populates and we recommend you do not change it. 
  • Click the toggles next to Header, Footer, and Rail so they display ON if you want these elements to display on your page (Figure 2.2). Learn more about headers and footers  |  Learn more about the rail
  • Click Save (Figure 2.3).

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  • Be sure you are on a site with which the Bentomatic component has been shared (Figure 2.1). If you need to request access to the Bentomatic you want to use, please file a ticket.
  • Click the plus sign to surface the component menu (Figure 3.1) and in the More section, click bentomatic (Figure 3.2).

Your site has to be given permission to use Bentomatic components. If you cannot find the Bentomatic component you want to use, check if the Bentomatic component is assigned to your site. To request access to a Bentomatic, please file a ticket.

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  • Click the Bentomatic Consumer box (Figure 4.1).
  • On the left side of the page, in the Source textbox, begin typing the name of the Bentomatic that you want to add to your page (Figure 4.2). This is the title that was added in Figure 3.1 above in the How to Create a Bentomatic section.
  • When the title of the Bentomatic appears, click the title (Figure 4.3). 

If the Bentomatic you are looking for doesn't appear, you either do not have access to it or it has not been published. You can file a ticket to inquire.

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  • After you have added or modified any content on the page, save or publish the page and click Preview in the upper right side of the screen to preview the page in a browser (Figure 5).

You do not have to use a Bentomatic page in its exact original form. You can modify all custom components in the Bentomatic page to include content that is relevant to your specific station or site. These changes can be made through the Bentomatic component that you have added to a page on your site.

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