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What is a content project?

A content project is a repository for all PBS LearningMedia content related to one project. They are created by contributors and are used to organize content that is associated with specific topics, funders, shows/seasons, or any other related material.  Criteria such as attributions can be assigned at the content project level and carried over to all resource pages within that content project, much like a template. Assets and resources can only belong to one content project.

How to create a content project

  • From the left navigation menu, in the CMS section, click Content Projects to expand the section (Figure 1).

Always be sure you are working within the correct organization.

Figure 1

  • In the Title textbox, type the Title of the Content Project you are creating (Figure 2.1).  The Guid and Project code fields auto-populate upon initial save of the page. 
  • In the Description textbox, type a description that explains a little bit about the Content Project (Figure 2.3).  The description field does not surface in a browser.
  • In the Credits textbox, type any Credits related to this content project (Figure 2.4). Credits are intended to recognize anyone who has worked on this project. They can be accessed by clicking the Credits link located in the left-side navigation menu on a resource. Credits open in a new browser window so a user can view them without leaving the resource they are viewing.
  • In the Organization textbox, begin typing the name of the organization to which this content project belongs (Figure 2.5). A list of possible matches appears. If the option you are looking for is not in the list, you do not have access to that organization. Click the organization you want to use.
  • The project type is typically set to Free and you do not need to modify this (Figure 2.6). Custom users have other options. Learn more about Custom

    • Free = Any content that is available to both free and custom users.  Managed at national level*.
    • Local = Content that can only be seen by custom users. Can only be created and managed by custom organizations.
    • Premium = Content that can only be seen by custom users. Managed at national level*
  • Click Save and continue editing (Figure 2.7). 

*National level refers to content that is managed by PBS.

The Organization and Project type fields are prefilled for editors.

Figure 2


Adding attributions

  • After initially saving the content project, remain on this page and click Show next to Brand and Required Attributions (Figure 3).

Brand and Required Attributions assigned at the content project level appear throughout every page of the content project.  To assign unique attributions to each resource, assign them at the Resource level.  Attributions added at the resource level override attributions added at the content project level.

Figure 3

  • Click Add another row (Figure 4).

Figure 4

  • Click the Role dropdown menu and click the role you want to assign to this content project (Figure 5.1).
  • In the Entity textbox, begin typing the Entity name (Figure 5.2).
  • Click the name of the entity that corresponds to the role you have chosen (Figure 5.3).
  • Click Save and continue editing to commit the entity (Figure 5.4). 

If you do not see the image you need in the Entity list, contact PBS.

Figure 5

  • The attributions display their corresponding logo (Figure 6.1).  (warning)Images may appear slightly distorted in this view but will appear correctly on the site.
  • To add additional attributions, click Add another row (Figure 6.2).
  • When finished, click Save and continue editing to save the content project and remain on this page and add more entities or Save to return to the Content Project directory (Figure 6.3).

Delete any unwanted entities by clicking the checkbox next to the one you want to remove and saving the page (Figure 6.4).

Figure 6