Website Resources - Resource

The Resource content type is how we would like all users to manage documents and attachments. Basically, it's for all content that cannot be placed inside a standard web page, or need a forms that needs to be printed out. Instead of uploading attachments to specific pages, you will create a specific piece of content for each document. When you create the resource, you will have a place to put a description of what the document is, as well as create a logical, easy to understand title. You will upload the document there, but you will link not directly to the document but to the resource reference for that document.

There are a number of reasons for this:

  1. We have set up a view of all resources for each department, which means a page is created that is automatically populated with all of the resources you create for your department. In addition, you can add categories to sort your resources on that page.
  2. If you have to upload a new version of a document, you do so on the resource you created for it. That way you want have to worry about changing links to that document.
  3. PDFs are not searchable, beyond the title. This will make it easier for search engines to find your content.