Linking from one content item to another
It is likely that you want to link your content item to another item, therefore Prepr offers various options. You can enrich your content in Prepr by adding assets, social embeds, and custom elements.This feature is often used to refer to topics, authors or as a "read more" functionality.
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Internal links with a content reference
The content reference is a super-fast way to link related items to your content item. The content reference field is often used for linked content items, such as 'authors', 'categories', or as manually picked related items.
There are three options to display the content reference field, depending on your needs. Those three options can be chosen in the content model: select a way to show a content reference field as a pop-up, as an autosuggest, or as checkboxes/radio buttons. All three display options have their own character:
This function can be used if you want to search for specific content items. In the pop-up, you can search for content items, filter by assignee or model, and scroll through all search results.
You can use autosuggest if you need a specific content item quickly, without having to search extensively. Start typing in your input field and the results will appear immediately.
This option is best used if you only have a limited set of content items to choose from. An example is a topic or author you want to refer to. When you have indicated a maximum of 1 in your model, the options will be shown as a radio button.
View and content item from a content reference
Another trick is the click-through to the content item. From the pop-up, as well as from the autosuggest, or from the checkbox options you can easily click through to the content item you want to link.
When you hover over the title of the content item, an eye icon appears. Click on it to go to this content item. Changes you make in the title or the status of this content item will be updated in the source content item automatically.
Dynamic internal links
External linking options
For external references, you can also use the resource element in a dynamic content field. To add a resource element in the HTML editor, make sure you enable the 'Resource' option in your content model. In the dynamic content field, a resource element has three input fields and options:
- URL input: As soon as you add the URL to the resource element, a preview is loaded.
- Label: The label is automatically filled in based on the title. This label can be overwritten manually.
- Type: Every resource field has a type, with which (for example) the display on your frontend can be determined. By default, the type 'Webpage' is shown. You can change this to video, audio, document, or other.