About publishing-enabled content types

Modifying a content type enables you to customize all pages that use that content type. For example, if you want to add an additional image field to all Article pages, you can do this by modifying the Article Page content type, which makes the field available to use as a page-layout element. Any pages to which the content type is applied will be able to use the new field.

You can manage and customize content types that have the Publishing feature enabled by using the Content Type Gallery page of the top-level site in your site collection.

  1. On your top-level site, click Menu image, point to Site Settings, and then click Modify All Site Settings.
  2. On the Site Settings page, under Galleries, click Site content types.
  3. Click the content type that you want to modify.

When you modify a content type, you can choose whether to have pages that inherit from that content type use the change or not.

There are six content types that have the Publishing feature enabled. The following table shows each type, where it is listed, and its description.

Content type Listed under Content type description
Article Page Page Layout Content Types Article Page is a system content type template that you create by using the Publishing Resources feature. It is the associated content type template for the default page layouts that you can use to create article pages in sites that have the Publishing feature enabled.
Redirect Page Page Layout Content Types Redirect Page is a system content type template that you create by using the Publishing Resources feature. It is the associated content type template for the redirect page layout.
Welcome Page Page Layout Content Types Welcome Page is a system content type template that you create by using the Publishing Resources feature. It is the associated content type template for the default page layout that you can use to create welcome pages in sites that have the Publishing feature enabled.
Page Publishing Content Types Page is a system content type template that you create by using the Publishing Resources feature. The column templates from Page will be added to all Pages libraries created by the Publishing feature.
Page Layout Publishing Content Types Page Layout is a system content type template that you create by using the Publishing Resources feature. All page layouts will include the column templates from Page Layout.
Publishing Master Page Publishing Content Types Master Page is a system content type template that you create by using the Publishing Resources feature. All master pages will include the column templates from Master Page.

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Applies to:
SharePoint Server 2007