Metadata types include metadata fields that display for assets on your Widen Collective site. Each grouping of metadata fields is defined by the metadata type. There can be multiple metadata types.


During implementation, you'll define the metadata for assets. For example, image assets may need different metadata fields than video or document assets, or different brand assets may each need different metadata fields. After your site has been created and as you upload new assets, you can create new metadata types.


Create Metadata Types

To create metadata types:

  1. Go to the Admin app.
  2. Click Metadata Types under Search Settings in the left navigation.
  3. Click Create Type.
  4. Add a name for the type in the Label field.
  5. Click Create.

Delete Metadata Types

If you need a metadata field deleted, contact your Widen Central Support team. Before metadata types are deleted, we recommend that you ensure the type is no longer in use.


Permissions

Administrating metadata types is based on permissions. You must enable the Administrate Metadata types permission for users to create and edit metadata types and fields.


Access to view and edit metadata types is also based on permissions. To select permissions that can view and edit metadata types:

  1. Go to the Admin app.
  2. Click Metadata Types under Search Settings in the left navigation.
  3. Click a metadata type.
  4. Click the gray bar of the metadata field to set permissions.
  5. In the View and Edit dropdowns in the right column, select "Yes" to allow users with permission to view or edit the metadata type. Select "No" to not allow users with permission, except global admins, to view and edit the metadata type. To customize roles that can view and edit metadata, choose "Permissioned" from the Required dropdown, select the role(s) that have permission to view or edit metadata, then click Save.
  6. Click Save.


Permissions can be set to make certain metadata fields required for all users (by selecting "Yes"), no users (by selecting "No"), or only certain users (by selecting "Permissioned"), then selecting the roles for which the fields are required.