The Timespace Platform has basic CMS (Content Management System) features that allow you to publish content internally to your team or to everyone publicly on the Internet. This article explains how to use these features. An understanding of core platform concepts is required, so you might want to check the FAQ first.
You can publish your content with any type of Record, but the type influences the appearance of the page. Probably the most suitable types are Field Dashboard and Blog Entry.
The basic Record type shows fields in a single column. The feed is next to the column with fields or below it on devices with narrow screens, such as mobile phones.
Three Field Tags define how fields are laid out on the page. Changing field tags is done by clicking a field to edit it and then the cogwheel to the right of the Save and Cancel buttons. Search for tags by name or selected starred tags.
The "Starts a page section" tag specifies that the field name should be used as a title for a new section on the page. The field value is not shown, but you can choose a Color Scheme as the value to change the title font color.
This field is tagged "Starts a new row". On wide screens it is below "Page Section" and not the Color scheme links.
This field has no tags and flows normally under "Example".
Starts a column
This field "Starts a new column". It is on the right of "Example", because that is where the row starts. On narrow screens it's below "No tags".
Starts another column
This field again "Starts a new column". On slightly narrower screens this three column row is laid out vertically even though two column rows above are not. A vertical layout is triggered when a column does not have enough space.
Again no tags
This field has no tags and appears in the third column below "Starts another column".
Starts a new row
This field is tagged "Starts a new row". On wide screens the field directly above it on the left is "No tags". On narrow screens "Starts a column", "Starts another column" and "Again no tags" flow in between.
Fields can be reordered (and removed) normally with "Change field order" behind the three dots menu at the top. Note that field tags travel with the fields so the column structure may change as you reorder fields. To fix, open the fields to configure the tags.
Hiding field names
Field names can be hidden by using the corresponding tag. Note that if the field has an empty value and its name is hidden there is nowhere to click to open the field for editing in the Blog Entry view. Switch to the Record view to fix.
Using the "Media embed" tag you can show pictures and videos in fields. The field data type must be Records and the pictures or videos need to be selected as the field value. The "Object preview" tag is similar, but it also shows a link to the picture or video.
Use the Formatted text data type for fields to get a rich text editor for the field value. It also makes it possible to link to external urls or other pages on the platform. While you can link to other pages on the platform with their URL, too, it's better to link to the object, because the users will be able to navigate faster.
Clouds as Web Sites
Cloud colors, logo and subtitle can be used to customize the appearance of the top bar as well as icons and other elements in the cloud to provide a consistent feel to the site.
Clouds have a default color, picked at random from a set of pre-defined colors. To pick your own colors, go to the cloud and add a Color Scheme to the field with the same name. Color schemes expect hex values with lower case letters (and with no # in the beginning).
Clouds have a field called "Home" where you can pick any record to be the cloud home page. The default home page is the cloud itself. The link to it is shown in the top bar in the middle. You can customize the name of the link in the middle by specifying a "Subtitle" for the cloud.
To customize the cloud logo (shown on the left), add a Cloudstrip Widget to the cloud. This is a premium feature.
Domain and subdomain names
Clouds can have their own domain names (eg. mysite.com) or subdomains (eg. mysite.timespace.co). The domain is associated with the cloud and will go to the home page of the cloud. All records in the cloud will be shown with urls like mysite.com/<record-id>. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enable this premium feature.
Meta tags for Google
You can tag one field as the description field for the "description" meta tag, sometimes used by Google. It has to be a plain text field (not formatted text) but it can be a hidden field.
If you have a domain name for your cloud you can verify ownership of the site for Google Webmaster tools by using the Google site verification meta tag. Add a text field with your verification string and add the tag to it.