In some cases, you might find that you want to change a post's type after it's created or published. For example, if an employee submits a photo, you might want to turn that into an article to add additional details and apply a template. Or, if you're integrating multiple programs using RSS feeds, you will want to make sure that the post type matches the original format.
Steps to Change Content Type
In the example below, a Program Manager has decided to change a linked survey post to an article, so that the survey can be embedded in-app.
- Create, edit, or edit & approve a post.
- Click on Edit <type> in the top left corner of the editor.
- Select the new content type.
- Make any necessary changes and save or publish.
The animation below shows a Program Manager making an image post into an article, and then converting it back to image.
When you convert a post, the publisher retains all of the data about that post. So, if you decide to change an article to a link and then revert it back to an article, the body of the post will not be lost and you can continue where you left off.
When converting, the publisher also retains metadata about your post, so that nothing is lost in the process. This includes:
- Author (in the case of submitted content)
- Featured status
- Publish and Archive dates