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Introduction to the Content-type Builder

The Content-type Builder is a core plugin of Strapi. It is a feature that is always activated by default and cannot be deactivated. The Content-type Builder is however only accessible when the application is in a development environment.

Administrators can access the Content-type Builder from CTB icon Content-type Builder in the main navigation of the admin panel.

Content-type Builder interfaceContent-type Builder interface

From the Content-type Builder, administrators can create and manage content-types: collection types and single types but also components.

  • Collection types are content-types that can manage several entries.
  • Single types are content-types that can only manage one entry.
  • Components are a data structure that can be used in multiple collection types and single types.

All 3 are displayed as categories in the sub navigation of the Content-type Builder. In each category are listed all content-types and components that have already been created.

From each category of the Content-type Builder sub navigation, it is possible to:

💡 Tip

Click the search icon Search icon in the Content-type Builder sub navigation to find a specific collection type, single type, or component.