First, let's start by identifying the three resource types: 

  • Static resources
  • Internal resources
  • External resources

Each type of resource was created to uniquely promote three different resource formats - static content, internal documents, and external links. 

If you're planning on typing out text, and want to include the resource content directly onto the standalone resource page, the static resource is for you. 

If you intend to upload a PDF, .docx, or other file type, the internal resource is what you need. 

Finally, if you plan on linking out to an external webpage or third party tool, you're looking for the external resource option.

When adding a resource in your dashboard, your workflow starts out the same way for each type of resource. 

  • Navigate to 'Publish'
  • Select 'Resources'
  • Select 'Add New Resource'
  • Add a title and description

For static resources:

In the description section, instead of including a just a few sentences to describe the resource, add in all the content you want displayed for the resource. Include media, call to actions, static text, and more!

NOTE: Leave the 'Logo / Thumbnail, Resource Location / Document' empty. By leaving this section empty, the 'View Resource' button will hide itself on the front-end, so as not to confuse users that there is extra content hidden somewhere other than the description section.

For internal resources:

Leave the description section as a short, one-to-two section blurb, then:

  • Scroll down to the 'Logo / Thumbnail, Resource Location / Document' and select 'Internal'.
  • Upload the intended file.
  • Proceed to create the resource as usual (featured image, tagging, etc). 

For external resources:

Leave the description section as a short, one-to-two section blurb, then:

  • Scroll down to the 'Logo / Thumbnail, Resource Location / Document' and select 'External'.
  • Copy & paste the external URL into the indicated field.
  • Proceed to create the resource as usual (featured image, tagging, etc). 

Additionally, here's a video that gives examples of what each of these resource types looks like on the front end. If you're unsure about which resource type you should use for your content, give this a watch!

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