Curator: Functions and fields
In this article, you learn what the functions and fields of the Purple Curator UI in Purple Hub are for. With the Purple Curator, you can create collections, name them and add posts to these collections. Besides, you can sort them to give them a defined order. There is the option to make a post 'sticky' by adding it to the 'High Priority List'. You can either a) query a created collection in the Views.json in Experience Builder to display it in the Purple Experience or, b) request it via Catalog API to make it visible in your own frontend for App or Web. Besides, you will learn how the 'Force' feature works and find an example below.
- Have at least two articles created and published
- Have a Purple Managing Editor role in the Purple Hub
Click here to learn how to create a collection.
- You can access the Purple Curator via the left-hand side menu bar. To use the feature, you need the role of the 'Purple Managing Editor'.
- To create a new collection, just enter the title for your new collection into the field 'Enter collection title' and click on 'Create Collection'.
- 'Collections' is a list of all your existing collections. Here, you can search for existing collections, via the search field. If you want to delete a collection from the list, just click on the rubbish symbol, next to the title of the collection.
- This column lists all articles which you have in your Purple Hub. On the top, you can search for an article via the search field or filter for categories with the dropdown filter. Next to each article title, you have a little pen symbol, if you click on it, you get directed to the article so that you can edit it. If you want to drag an article into the 'Main List'/'High Priority List', you do that by holding down the left mouse button and sorting it to one of the lists on the right-hand side.
- The Main List contains the articles which are assigned to the displayed collection. The little number, on the left side of the title of each article, displays the index of each item. The article can get resorted per drag and drop.
- The close button serves for closing the currently edited collection (make sure to save before, see point 8.)
- The Preview function serves for displaying how your future collection will look like.
- Before leaving the curator, the changes need to be saved.
- The Force feature in the Curator enables users to automatically add articles to other collections while publishing a Collection. You can use it if you have collections that should get automatically filled with articles of a specific taxonomy, like articles of a specific category. Find an example below.
- In the High Priority list, the indexing number of the article can be changed by clicking into the field next to the number and changing the number with the up- and down-arrows
- Limit the amount of articles per collection: The idea behind this feature is, that you are able to limit the amount of articles that can be included in a collection. Like this, you can make sure not to break the layout of the page on which the collection is displayed in the frontend. If the user in Purple Hub tries to add more articles into the collection, than allowed, it won’t be possible to add additional articles.
- Select a taxonomy that should get mapped to the collection: You can choose a custom taxonomy and assign it to the collection which you are currently editing.
Example for usage of the 'Force' Feature
- You have a collection ’Home’ and a collection ’Sports’.
- You add an article ‘Sports update’ belonging to the category ‘Sports’ to the collection ’Home’ and mark the article with ‘Force’.
- Now, the article ‘Sports update’ gets automatically added to the collection 'Sports', too.
- The article ‘Sport update’ appears on top of the collection 'Sports'. The ‘Sports’ collection has got updated automatically because you used ‘force’ for an article belonging to the ‘Sports’ category. —> Using the force feature, you can save time as you need to only update one collection, in this example the ‘Home’ collection, and you don’t need to add the same article also to the ’Sports’ collection by hand.
Updated 25 May 2023
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