2.3. Nodes

ProsePoint is a content management system (albeit one specifically focussed on newspaper and magazine websites). Let's break that down a bit further.

ProsePoint allows you to create content for, or upload content to, your website and manage it. Content is one of those words with a definition so broad it can cover almost anything. For our purposes, content is anything which has information. For example, a news story is content. An image, photo, or video on your website is content. A comment left on your website by an anonymous visitor is content.


Content can also cover other things which are perhaps not as obvious, but let's not complicate the picture right now.

ProsePoint allows you to create these content things on your website. You can write stories, post stories (that perhaps you didn't write yourself, but someone else has emailed to you), upload photographs, videos, and so on and so forth.

ProsePoint allows you to manage this content online yourself. So, for example, you can edit content items, unpublish content items (ie. make them hidden from the general Internet public), delete content items and so on. This applies as much to textual content (ie. stories, articles, blogs) as non-textual content (such as images and videos).


Trying to edit an image or video using ProsePoint doesn't really make sense, but the principle of managing image or video content remains the same.

In ProsePoint terminology, a node is a general term for a piece of content. A news story is a node. A photo is also a node.

Sometimes we talk not about nodes in general, but about a specific type of node or nodes ie. a story node, or an image node. The type of a node is called it's content type.

For example:

We can say that an article written by so and so is a story node. The content type of that node is story.

We can upload a photo of a public event to our website, and we would say we have created an image node. The content type of that photo is image.

In ProsePoint, there are a variety of different content types, and each is used to store information about a different type of content. Here are a list of content types in ProsePoint:

  • Edition
  • Image
  • Media
  • Page
  • Story
  • Source