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Create your own content types

Creating your own content types is a great way to adapt Capacities to the way you think. We think about objects like people, meetings, ideas, or questions so why shouldn't we also take notes like this? In this unit, you will learn how to define your own content types and customize them to your needs. Let's get started. 🚀

In the left sidebar, you find all your databases for pages, images, or web links. Click on the "+" button to add another type. Here you can select from basic content types that Capacities provides. These types cannot be customized but come with some additional features. On the right, you can create your own custom content types. They can have properties, like a date, a checkbox, and more. You can either start with one of the templates or create one from scratch. Let's define a "meeting note" from scratch.

Once you created your content type you will be in the database of your meeting notes. Check out our learning unit on databases to find out what you can do here.

A first meeting note was already created for you, let's open it. Here you can define properties for your meeting notes, like a date and a list of related pages, a checkbox to mark it as "Done", and a text blocks property to take notes. All of your meeting notes will have these properties, feel free to customize them to your needs. You can also add and remove properties later.

Congratulations, you defined your first custom type. 🎉 Now you can use your meeting notes like any other type in your space. Create and reuse them everywhere within Capacities: On every page, on your space dashboard, and in your database. You can also organize them in collections, and link them to other content. Feel free to explore. 🔎

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