Plain Text Assets
Plain text assets are used for creating text-only content, with no formatting or styling. Text is rendered as plain text and any special characters are escaped.
To create a new plain text asset:
- Navigate to Content > Assets.
- Click the green +New button.
- Select "Plain Text."
- An asset name is required. Description and tags are optional, but tags can make it easier to find when searching for an asset to place on a page. Checking "Lock to site" means the asset can only be used in the site where it was created.
- Set access settings for the asset if desired.
- Write the asset content.
- Click Create to make the asset.
Your asset is now available for use on pages, but must be published before it appears on any live webpages.
Unlike most asset types, you can see a preview of plain text asset content when you add it into a page. When added to a page, the asset text is displayed where the asset is inserted, though still marked by bars and unable to be modified.
Plain text assets automatically inherit the CSS styles of the page or region they're placed in.
A common use for plain text assets is contact information or statistics. For example, the number of enrolled students might appear on multiple pages, and changes on at least a bi-annual basis. By making this number a plain text asset, it can be inserted seamlessly into the text of multiple pages, but when time comes to change it, the asset only needs to be edited once.