Guided setup

What is a Guided setup in Compose?

Select Guided setup option to set up a project in Compose on your own. This flow requires you to manually create page content types  in Contentful web app and configure them according to your preferences.

To manually set your Compose project, select Guided setup option in Welcome to Compose screen. The Getting started screen will be displayed.

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Guided setup involves the following stages (click to proceed to detailed instructions):

  1. Setting up content types - First, you set up content types used specifically by Compose - "Compose: Page" and "Compose: SEO".

  2. Creating page types - Create and configure your Compose page types.

  3. Setting up preview environment (can be done later) - Set up the URL for previewing your content created in Compose.

Setting up content types

To set up Compose specific content types, click Install content types in Getting started screen - "Compose: Page" and "Compose: SEO" content types will be automatically created.

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Creating page types

To create a new page type:

  1. In the Getting started screen, click Create page types. A Create page type window is displayed. NOTE: Make sure you are working in the environment that was set up for Compose.

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  2. Set up your new page type following the steps described in Creating a page type (proceed to step 2). Next, it is necessary to add fields to your page type. IMPORTANT! When you create a page type, it is "empty" meaning that it doesn't contain any fields yet. To be able to fill your page type with content, you need to configure the page type by adding fields to it.

  3. Mandatory: After you created a page type, add and configure its fields following the steps described in Configuring a page type.

Setting up preview environment

Click Configure preview environment to open Content preview window in the Contentful web app. From there you can add new content preview and indicate a URL for previewing your Compose content.

NOTE: This step is not required to get started with creating your content in Compose. You can come back to it later.

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View a page type in Compose

To view your newly created page type in Compose:

  1. In Compose, go to the All pages view and click Create page.

  2. Select the new page type that you created. You should now see the Page editor.

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