Configuring Content Container Variants

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Navigate to: CMS > Containers

Content Containers is a section from where the administrator can create and manage the personalized content for different user groups using the same Container. 

Personalized content can be created by creating different variants for the same content Container. 

Adding A New Variant

Administrators can add multiple variants with multiple combinations from this section. 


Following are the steps to add Variants:

  1. Click on Add New Variant button

  2. Select Store Name and User Profile from the dropdown.

  3. Click on save

    1. If the variant combination is available then the variant does not get saved and a pop up shows “This Variant already exists".

    2. If a variant with the same combination does not exist, the variant gets saved for the content container.

 

Editing A Variant 

Administrators can edit the variant by clicking on the editing icon.

Steps to edit the variant

  1. Select Container Template from the dropdown (optional)

  2. Select a locale

  3. Add required information for the selected locale

  4. After creating a variant when administrators click on Save or Save & Close the variant gets savedAfter creating a variant when administrators click on Save or Save & Close the variant gets saved.

    1. Clicking on Save keeps the administrator on the same screen 

    2. Clicking on Save & Close redirects the administrator to the list page of Content Container.


Publishing A Variant 

Administrators can publish a variant from the following screens:

  1. Content Containers list page - Administrators can publish the variants from the Content Containers list page. When a Content Container is published, all the variants associated with the Content Container get published.

  2. Edit Content Containers - Administrators can publish the variants from the Editing Content Container section. When a Content Container is published, all the variants associated with the Content Container get published.

  1. Edit Content Containers: Variants list- Administrators have an option to publish the variant by clicking on the publish button available for every record. 

  2. Editing a variant - Administrators have an option to publish the variant by clicking on the publish button. 


Note - 

  1. When a Content Container or Variant is created then it’s status is Draft.

  2. Content Containers need to be published in order to publish the variants. 

  3. If a change is made into a variant then the status of Content Containers changes to Draft, but vice versa is not true. Administrators need to publish the Content Containers in order to  publish the variant.

  4. In case of multi-variant, if only one variant is published, then only that particular variant will be in a published state. Rest of the variant will have the same status along with the Content Containers.

  5. Publishing a specific Variant will publish only that particular variant and not the Content Containers or any other variants. 

Enabling/Disabling A Variant 

Administrators can enable/disable a particular variant (except for default variant) using the Enable/Disable icon from the Edit Content Containers screen - Variants list.

Deleting A Variant

The administrators can delete the variant by clicking on the Delete icon. 

Content Container data on the Webstore

When a content container is configured, the published and active variant are selected by the application based on the below-mentioned precedence. The combinations get checked by the below precedence. Whichever combination is available is shown on the webstore. If none of the combinations are available then the default combination (given in the last) is shown on the webstore:


  1. Specific Store, Specific User Profile, Selected Locale

  2. Specific Store, Specific User Profile, Default Locale

  3. Specific Store, Any User Profile, Selected Locale

  4. Specific Store, Any User Profile, Default Locale

  5. Any Store, Any User Profile, Selected Locale

  6. Any Store, Any User Profile, Default Locale


Ex. Following screenshot contains two Variants:

  1. Specific Store, Any User Profile (Configurations: Maxwell’s Hardware, Any User Profile and English and French locale)

  2. Any Store, Any User Profile (Configurations: Any Store, Any User Profile and English locale)

If the store, user profile and locale used on the web store are Maxwell’s Hardware, Anonymous and English, then according to the precedence the combination the first variant is getting matched hence it will be displayed on the webstore. 



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