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Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Pallika Majmudar, Rajesh R Avatani, Snehal Shah, Jayesh Prajapati, Munwar Shariff, Vinita Choudhary, Vandana Pal, 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 type press release. 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 have understood the advantages and disadvantages of having custom aspect over 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 anywhere as you like without going through ...

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