Configure globals

Often you’ll have little bits of information you’d like to display on many pages of a site, not limited to just one entry. In this case we’ll add a brief description of the blog that can be shown beneath posts—this is a perfect use for a Global Set.

Just like the blog post, let’s start by adding a field for this description:

  1. Navigate to “Settings” and choose “Fields”.
  2. Choose “+ New group” and create a group called “Global Fields”.
  3. With that “Global Fields” group selected, choose “+ New field”.
  4. Give this new field a name of “Site Description”, and make it a Plain Text field that allows line breaks.
  5. Save the field.

Now let’s create a Global Set and add the “Site Description” field to it:

  1. Navigate to “Settings” and choose “Globals”.
  2. Choose “+ New global set”.
  3. Give the new global set a name of “Site Information”, then select the “Field Layout” tab.
  4. Choose “+ New Tab” in the field layout designer, choose a descriptive name to your tab, and drag the “Site Description” field into that tab.
  5. Save the global set.

You’ll now see a “Globals” section in Craft’s main navigation. The site’s starting to take shape!

Visit Globals and add some kind of public description for this blog project.

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Screenshot of Globals section displaying the newly-added Site Description field
Site Description field we added to Globals.