This section explains what the Content Source template is and which configurations can be made.

Definition

The space overview page will be transformed into the overview page of a content source. The content source template offers several different layout options as well as optional components. It can be styled with different layouts and can contain additional content, like a description of your content source.

Layouts

You can choose between three different layouts for your content source that will each give your help center a different look and feel. Here are the three options:

Hero Layout

The hero layout displays the space home page with a large hero banner that wraps the search bar. This layout looks similar to the the Portal Page and is particularly useful if you're only using one content source in your help center.

  1. The banner wraps the space overview page title, the excerpt macro text of that page and the search bar with a background image. You can select your own background image from the attachment picker drop down menu. Upload your images to your space overview page so that they are listed in the drop down.

  2. In the bottom part of the page, you can choose how you want users to navigate to the pages within the space. You can choose between the list view, tiles or the accordion menu which is shown in the example.

Note that your space overview page can be set to any other page in the space. To make sure you’re using the right page, go to Space settings and in the Space details tab, look for the link next to Home Page.

Detail Layout

The detail layout includes more information about the space and is particularly useful when using a multi-space help center in which every space is centered around a different product.

  1. The banner isn’t as prominent as it is in the hero layout and only wraps the search bar.

  2. Detailed information about the content source. The logo of the content source is shown beside the content source title (e.g. space logo and space overview page title). Also a description for the content source is show which is taken from the excerpt of the content source (e.g. expert macro from the space overview page).

  3. In the bottom part of the page, you can choose how you want users to navigate to the pages within the space. You can choose between the list view, tiles, or the accordion menu which is shown in the example.

Article Layout

Choosing the article layout will display your content source overview as an article and for example reveals the content of your space overview page.