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Add fields to a component

A component is made up of a set of fields. Fields allow you to break up large blobs of content into smaller chunks, making content more flexible and reusable.

Fields comprise a type, format and a field editor. The supported types, formats and editors are outlined in the following article.

Add a field

With the component open for editing:

  • To add a field to your component, select a field type by pressing on one of the buttons in the Toolbox. The field will be added to the bottom of your component. It will be active and indicated by a green border.

Set a field name

The settings for a field will be displayed in the right hand panel when the field is active.

Give the field a name that clearly identifies its content. The field name is used to generate a sanitised field ID that a developer will use with the Delivery API. The field name will be visible to an author when they are creating an entry.

Read through our field settings article to get a better understanding of each setting.

Reordering fields in a component

You can change the order of fields in a component by using the up and down buttons.