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Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Vinita Choudhary, Pallika Majumdar, Munwar Shariff, Amita Bhandari

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Custom content type

Let us say your Corporate Communications group would like to create press releases and execute certain business rules if the content is of a press release type. They would like to have the additional properties listed as follows:

  • PR Person's Name
  • PR Person's Email
  • PR Person's Phone
  • PR Released Date
  • Content to be automatically versioned for every update

When do you need a custom content type

Earlier in this chapter, you saw the advantages and disadvantages of having a custom aspect over having a custom content type. You need a custom content type if that type of content has some significance for you, such as in the case of press release. You will be able to add Press Release content in any space as you like, without going through the ...

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