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Channels

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels

This section of the Control Panel is where channels are created, edited and deleted.

Channel Control Panel Page

Create/Edit Channel

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > New/Edit Channel

This section of the Control Panel allows you to create and edit channels.

Create/Edit Channel form tabs:


Channel tab

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > New/Edit Channel > Channel

The Channel tab has fields for basic information about the channel:

When creating a new entry, you can choose to duplicate the structure of an existing channel here as well.


Fields tab

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > New/Edit Channel > Fields

The Fields tab contains the channel’s field and field group assignments.

A channel can have any combination of fields and field groups assigned to it. You can also create fields and field groups on this tab, for a smooth workflow.


Categories tab

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > New/Edit Channel > Categories

This tab allows you to create and assign category groups to your channel. A channel may have multiple category groups assigned, and groups can be created on the fly on this tab.


Statuses tab

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > New/Edit Channel - Statuses

The Statuses tab allows management of the channel’s assigned statuses. By default, a channel will have Open and Closed statuses assigned, but new statuses can be created on this tab and their assignment to the channel managed.

Statuses have the following settings:


Settings tab

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels> New/Edit Channel > Settings

This tab holds a large number of channel specific settings, including channel specific default URLs, publish page defaults, channel form settings, revision and notification settings, and comment and formatting settings:

Note: We recommend using the default base URL variable {base_url} defined in URL and Path Settings in your URL settings.

Publish Layouts

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > Layouts

The Publish/Edit page can be customized, with the layout saved per member role, per channel.

Create/Edit Publish Layouts

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > Layouts > New/Edit

This section of the control panel is where channel layouts are created or edited.

Channel Set Import

Control Panel Location: Developer > Channels > Import