Layouts vs Content

In Agility, there are two main areas to manage your content. Layouts, and the Content (area). 

When managing content, you may find the content you need to change is in a Layout or it could be linked to a specific item or list in the Content (area).

Why Two Different Areas?

Layouts are comprised of Component Models that Editors can add to a Layout. Each Component Model can have fields and/or link to content in the Content (area) 

This means you can have content fields that are specific to a Layout via a Component Model, or you can have those content fields in the Content (area) and store it outside of the context of any layout. 

This separates content into two methodologies:

  1. Content that is specific to a layout and does not need to be shared across any other layouts. This content should utilize fields directly in a Component Model.
  2. Content that could be shared across multiple layouts. This content should utilize fields directly in the Content (area).

Keeping your content separate between what will or won't be shared across layouts allows you to stay organized and easier to focus on your most important content.