Nuxeo Platform User Documentation

Adding Content to a Social Workspace

Updated: October 16, 2020

This add-on is deprecated since Nuxeo Platform 6.0. A SQL script is available to migrate your Social Collaboration data to non-deprecated document types. The script and its readme are available from GitHub.

The members of a social workspace can create and edit content in the workspace.

The documents that can be create in a social workspaces are:

  • Files,
  • Articles,
  • Events,
  • Folders.

The administrators of the social workspace can also create News.

Articles are the main document type in social workspaces. All documents can be created either from the collaboration view or the document management view.

There are several ways to create articles:

Initial versioning of documents in public social workspaces

In public social workspaces, documents created as public automatically go into version 0.1, since they are automatically published. Private documents are created in version 0.0.

To create an article using the complete form:

  1. From the dashboard of the social workspace or an article, click on the Actions button.
  2. Click on Create an article.
  3. Fill in the article creation form (see below for article's properties).
  4. Click on Create. The article's collaboration view is displayed.

    The same steps can be followed to create a file, by clicking Create a file from the Actions button

 Article properties

TitleName of the article
DescriptionSummary of the article. This description is displayed in the gadgets.
PublicationFor public workspaces. Select who should see the article : only the space members (Restricted to the Social Workspace) or all users (public).
PictureUpload an image to illustrate your article.
ContentType the content of your article.
FormatSelect which format should be used for the article.

To create a new document quickly from the dashboard:


The dashboard must display the Document library gadget.

This view is intended to facilitate the creation of files. However, you can follow the same steps to create Articles, Files or Folders.

  1. On the dashboard's Document library gadget, click on the icon .
  2. Click on File The file creation form is displayed in the gadget.
  3. Fill in the title, description and content.
  4. Click on the Create button. The file is created and displayed in the Document library gadget. By default, the file is private. You can edit the article to add a picture.

To create a new document in a social workspace, from the Document Management view: From this view you can create all the social workspace authorized document types.

  1. In the Document Management view, click on the Collaboration domain.
  2. Click on the social workspace you want to create a new document in.
  3. In the Content tab of the workspace, click on the New button.
  4. On the window Available document types, click on the desired document.
  5. Fill in the document's creation form.
  6. Click on the Create button. The Summary tab of the document is displayed.