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Add content to a site

When content is added to a site or initiative it is automatically added to the content group. Items belonging to this group can be used by core team members when designing the site's layout and are visible in search to those with whom the items are shared (the team, organization, and public).

Content can only be edited by the item's owner (the person who originally created the item or uploaded it). To share an item with the core team so that team members can make edits to it, follow the steps provided in Share content with a core team.

Upload content

You can upload content to ArcGIS Hub using a URL or file from your computer.

Upload via URL

To upload content using a URL, follow these steps.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub and open your site or initiative in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu in the edit navigation bar.
  3. Click Content Library.
  4. In the edit navigation bar, click New and click Content.
  5. On the Add Content page, paste a URL for the following types of content: CSV files, shapefiles, GEOJSON, feature services, XLS, PDF, PNG, JPEG, or document links.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Note:
    Items uploaded via URL are automatically shared to the content group.

Upload files from your computer

To upload content from your computer, follow these steps.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub and open your site or initiative in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu in the edit navigation bar.
  3. Click Content Library.
  4. In the edit navigation bar, click New and click Content.
  5. On the Add Content page, click Upload.
  6. Click Upload Content in ArcGIS Online.
  7. In ArcGIS Online, click Content in the primary navigation bar.
  8. Click Add Item and choose how you want to upload your item.

    Caution:
    Items uploaded via a file must be shared to the content group by following these steps:

    1. In ArcGIS Online, click Content in the primary navigation bar and choose My Content.
    2. Find the item you just uploaded, and click its sharing button.
    3. Adjust the Set Sharing Level as needed and click Edit group sharing.
    4. Click to select the site's or initiative's content group.
    5. Click OK and click Save.

Create new content

You can create the following items in ArcGIS Hub: A StoryMap, an Operations Dashboard, a Web Map, and a Web App Builder.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub and open your site or initiative in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu and choose Content Library.
  3. Click New on the edit navigation bar and choose App.
  4. Select which type of app you want to create.

    Tip:
    For additional information on how to configure these apps, see the following resources:

    Once you've finished configuring your app, you or another member of your core team can follow steps provided in Display apps, data, and webmaps to add content to the site's layout.

Add existing items

You can add content that others, including members of your organizations and the public, have created.

Note:

It's suggested that you talk with the item's owner prior to sharing it with a larger audience. Also consider that unless the item is yours, shared with your core team, or you have administrative privileges, you cannot change the sharing settings of an item. This means that private items (items shared just with you, the core team, or the organization) shared to your site or initiative will not be visible to people with whom the item is not shared.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub and open your site or initiative in edit mode.
  2. Click the second dropdown menu in the edit navigation bar.
  3. Click Content Library.
  4. Click the Add Existing Content button.
  5. Filter the list of existing content and click to select the individual items that you want to add.
  6. Once your selection is complete, click Add The item is shared with the content group.

Use the Groups Manager to add groups

Groups are a way for organizations to organize and manage content by topic or purpose. By default, every site and initiative includes two groups to help you manage the content you share. Some organizations may find it useful to add additional groups of items that are relevant to a site or initiative, such as open data, department-specific content, or content groups from other sites and initiatives. To add a group to a site or initiative, the group must either be owned by you or shared with the organization.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub.
  2. Click Sites on the Overview page to view a list of sites, or click Initiatives if you have ArcGIS Hub Premium.
  3. Open the site or initiative to which you want to add content.
  4. Click the second drop-down menu in the site's edit navigation bar.
  5. Click Groups Manager.
  6. Click Add Groups on the right side of the page.
  7. Click the group or groups you want to add and click Add.

Next steps

Once you've added content, you can do the following as part of a site or initiative site: