Symbols are a type of section model you can integrate for editing on your site or app. They help you elegantly reuse content across many Builder Pages and Sections. For more information, see Intro to Symbols.
To follow along with this tutorial, you should have the following:
- a Builder account
- an app in the framework of your choice with the appropriate Builder SDK installed
- a Symbol model that you've already created
- you should have already integrated Page building or Section building
Tip: If you need to create an app, follow the steps for your framework in the Create an app section of Integrating Page Building.
To get started, create a special page on your site specifically for symbol editing. This is what the Builder preview opens when you create and edit symbols. It's important this be on a URL directly on your site, so all previewing and editing are accurate.
In this example, this page is named
Go to Models and choose the Symbol model.
Tip: If you don't have Symbol here, make sure that you've met the prerequisite of having created a Symbol. For step-by-step instructions, see How to Make a Symbol.
Enter your site domain at this new
/edit-symbol path you just created, for example
You can use
localhost when testing locally, then change to a hosted URL like your QA or production URL once your code updates have been deployed.
For more examples of what you can do with Builder, check out the Blueprints, which cover varied use cases at a high-level with code examples.
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