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TERMINALFOUR (T4) Tip 28: Creating Descriptive Names for Content Pieces

Intended Audience:       Contributors and Moderators

TIP: Use straight-forward names on content pieces for more efficient updating

Explanation: When updating your web pages in TERMINALFOUR (t4), it’s helpful to give each content piece a descriptive name. This makes it possible for quick editing, and also ensures that another user could easily identify content pieces in your section should they need to make edits. This situation might arise if you’re away or otherwise unable to perform edits and updates when needed.

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Keep in mind that the internal content piece name in t4 is meant for your use. You’re not required to name files exactly how they’ll show on your live web pages. In fact, sometimes the content piece name (internal) and display name (external) may vary, if only slightly.

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Establishing a naming structure will also save you time and energy. Rather than sift through generically-labeled content to locate the correct information, you’ll be able to efficiently recognize files at one glance. This also comes in handy when you must restructure content (move various content pieces to create a new page arrangement).

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Be sure to preview your web pages before publishing to ensure content displays correctly. Adjust as necessary.