Resources are, generally speaking, the basis for each page, with titles, description, summary and the main content for the page. They can in addition serve as containers for basically any information you'll want to store and publish for your site. They provide easily maintained and accessed dynamic content.
There are four different basic resource types, although it is also possible to create custom resource types for managing different kinds of content.
- Document - basic resource content, with fields for meta data, properties and a main content field.
- Weblinks - has all the fields and properties of ordinary Documents, except the Contet field becomes a Weblink field for holding a URL. This kind of resource serves as a structural placeholder for menus, providing the ability to seamlessly incorporate the URL into a dynamic menu structure.
- Symlinks - allows you to use the content of a different resource. The template and (optionally) the meta data (title, pagetitle etc) can be different from the original resource.
- Static Resources - uses the path giving in the Content field to load a file in place of the content. Binary content types are streamed with appropriate HTTP headers, making links to downloads such as .pdf files more manageable.