Overview of Tendenci Content Modules (Types)

One of Tendenci's unique features is the variety of content types available for you to use when you create and manage your website.  Each of the different Content Modules included with Tendenci give site adminstrators unique, flexible, and customizable ways to communicate to and engage with your online visitors and members.

This help file provides a brief overview of each of the primary Content Modules available in Tendenci and explains how each of them can be integrated within your website and web marketing objectives. 

Find Your Content Modules


When you are logged in as a super-user, (site adminstrator), then you'll see the "Content" dropdown option in your Top Bar Menu.  Position your mouse over the "Content" text and a full menu will dropdown below it with your website's Content Modules listed, along with the options to add new content, search content, and adjust the settings for each content module. (see screenshot above)

This help file will list each of the most common content modules available with all Tendenci websites and provide an overview of how you can use them. 


Articles are used to create content to display basic content throughout the site. You might use articles to post recent announcements about your members, interesting topics for your site visitors (just like WordPress blog posts), or allow your site users and members to add articles of their own to share. 

Get started using articles: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/articles-module-settings/


Boxes are used to create editable areas in your site theme. You can put pictures, news, announcements, etc. into boxes. It also has a rich text editor with HTML option so you can add javascript and HTML. 

Learn how to create and add boxes to your website's page templates: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/how-do-i-create-and-add-box-tendenci/


You can use Directories to list other businesses in you area or industry. It can include businesses/organizations that:

  • You have worked with
  • You are affliated with
  • You sponsor or your organization's sponsors
  • Your corporate members 
  • Community organizations you partner with

Click here to get started: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/directories-module-settings/


The Events module lets you add all the event details including location and directions, speaker bios, ticket pricing, images, sponsors on a single page online. It offers flexiblity around speaker information, pricing levels or periods, and registration options make for custom events tailored to your organization's needs.  The Events Module is one of Tendenci's largest content modules and incorporates event registration, discount codes, an events calendar, and other features to promote and manage your organization's event marketing. 

Click here to get started: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/events-calendar/


Files store all of the files including spreadsheets, PDF's, images and other collaborative documents that you have uploaded through a WYSIWYG editor or uploaded through the Files Module to share with your site visitors, members and users, and/or Staff. The Files Modules helps you manage, organize, and upload your files that you are storing and using on your website. 

Click here to get started:https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/how-do-i-upload-logo-file-document-or-pdf-tendenci/


Use Forms to create and manage custom forms that users can fill out throughout your site. You can use custom forms to collect contact information, create surveys and polls, and provide a more interactive experience for your clients and site visitors by giving them a way to respond and tell you what they think and want.  You can even add the option for a payment with your custom forms so that visitors can submit a payment with their form submission.  This gives you a way to collect payments at the same time as you collect form data for things like donations and application fees. 

Learn more about custom forms: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/topic/55/

Help Files

This application allows you to create help files and tutorials for users, members, or staff. In this way, it can help site users or potential customers better understand your product or service.

Check out Tendenci's Help Files for an example: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/


Invoices let you create and monitor client and company invoices. You can also automate online payments and enable credit card payments to your site.



This feature lets potential employyes upload their resumes. It also brings in revenue by allowing you to set permissions and charge for membership, priority, or access to your job board.

Click here to get started: https://www.tendenci.com/career-management-resume-job-board/


Locations allows you to post locations associated with your business, whether they are branch offices or separate buildings/locations within your organization.


The Navs Module allows you to:

  • Edit your original navigation bar
  • Add additional navigation bars and tabs
  • Edit the additional navigation bars and tabs


Use the News app to keep you site updated and to keep visitors to your site informed about what's going on.


Pages lets you create new pages for your website. This application is the building block for creating your Tendenci site.

Click here to get started: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/add-a-page-in-t5/


Upload your company photos with this application. This is a fun way to users/customers to get to know you and your business better.

Click here to get started: https://www.tendenci.com/help-files/overview-of-the-tendenci-photos-module/


Redirects will help preserve your site's SEO. 


The Resumes Module lets users upload their resumes in order to help better their careers.

Click here to get started: https://www.tendenci.com/career-management-resume-job-board/


The Stories feature allows you to post content in a rotator in a specified area on your site. You can pre-write articles, stories, or news and have your site cycle out the out posts and refresh with the new posts automatically.