Adding slots to editions
An edition represents a "drop" or release of content and in order for this content to be scheduled for publication, it must first be added to a slot. A slot represents where in your app or website the content is going to be published to, from an entire page to one section of a page. The slots that should be added to each edition will usually be part of the content plan for each event, in which the planner will specify when each item of content should be published, and where it should be published to.
The example on this page follows on from Adding editions in which we created a Winter collection promo event and added two editions to it. We'll now show how to add slots to an edition within the winter collection and add content to these slots.
Adding a slot
To add a slot to an edition, choose to view the edition by selecting choosing "View edition" from the event's contextual menu in the planning view or viewing the event and opening your chosen edition. Then click the "Add slots" button to start adding slots.
In this case we're going to update a banner on the home page to promote the sale and add other content including a carousel to the main area of the page. We know that the main area of the page is represented by the "Home page main content slot" so we'll drag this to our edition. We'll also add the "Home page hero banner slot" to contain our banner.
Duplicating editions and slots
When a slot is added to an edition it will always start off as empty. If you have a slot that contains lots of items of content, you might not want to go through and add all the items to the slot from scratch, especially if only certain items have changed from another edition. If that's the case you can:
- Duplicate another edition containing the slot or slots you want to add to the new edition. Copying editions is explained on the copying editions page.
- Copy one or more slots from another edition, as covered in copying slots.
In this example we're just adding a single piece of content to a slot. To add content, open the slot by selecting it and right-clicking and choosing "Open/close slot from the contextual menu" as shown below.