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Content basics

Content refers to the items, including apps, maps, and documents, that you want to display on your site or add to its search catalog.

Content libraries

Each site you create has a content library where you can add the items that you want to share through your site's search. Most items added to the content library are automatically added to the site's content group in Enterprise. Site managers and core team members can use this group to select content when populating certain layout cards. For more inf shared to this group when displaying content on a site or page layout with the following cards: Category (by selecting Use Group), Application (by selecting Current Site or Current Initiative), Survey (by selecting Current Site or Current Initiative and using the within Content Library filter), Map (by selecting Current Site or Current Initiative)


Items that are displayed on a site's layout using are not automatically added to the site's content library. If you want these items to appear in your site's search results, you must add them to the content library.

Items added to the content library are automatically added to the content group in Enterprise. This group is a view access group. Items in this group can be used by core team members when designing the site's layout and are visible in searches to those with whom the item is shared (such as supporting teams with view access or with all members of the primary ).

Preview pages

Clicking a search result for an item opens one of the following preview pages depending on the item's content family:

  • Full details page (about view)—A comprehensive look at an item that includes its summary, thumbnail, and applicable key actions, such as downloading, viewing metadata, and creating maps and stories. All content has a full details page.
  • Explore page (explore view)—A full-screen display with a side panel of key information and actions. Most spatial and tabular data, as well as apps, have an explore page. A link to the item's full details page is included on the page's collapsible side panel.

These pages, also known as views, are non-configurable webpages that use the site's header, theme, and footer to ensure consistent formatting of your site's branding.

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