Tempest CMS Fields and Definitions


Please see the below guide for the standard fields and definitions on Tempest.  Fields that are specific to a content item are defined in the relevant post in the CMS Training and How To's section.

Fields and Definitions


  • Title: The primary title of the post.  This will also be used as the H1 on the detail page. 
  • Dek: The subtitle for the article on the article detail page (once a user has clicked on the article from a hub page). 
  • Body: This is where your article content lives. The body is where you will add text, photos, embeds etc. 


Promo Information

  • Promo Image: This image appears on cards, is shared on social media platforms, and is used in recirculation widgets (eg. Read Next). 
  • Promo Title: This title appears on cards, is shared on social media platforms, and is used in recirculation widgets (eg. Read Next). Teasers are primarily used to tease/engage a reader into clicking on the article. If this field is not filled, the article title will be used.
  • Teaser: Also known as the subtitle or subhead for the article on hubs (eg. Homepage, Section Hub, Rich Term Hub). Text will also be used on social media platforms.
  • Publish as Instant Article: Please see information regarding how to setup Facebook Instant Articles here.


  • Meta Title: By including this title you will override the default SEO title in search results.
  • Meta Description: This description is intended purely for SEO. By including this text it is more likely that this description will display in search results but not guaranteed since this is at the discretion of the search engine. We recommend keeping this to 160 characters or less.


  • Author: The author of the post. 
  •  This is a contributor to the creation of the article such as a  co-author, a photographer, an interviewee, etc. Clicking the "+Add an additional contributor" button will allow you to select another author profile from the site to set them as a co-author or to assign them a contributor role. To have contributor roles added to your site, please contact Publisher Support at
  • Primary Section: This is the section the article is published to. The article will appear on the pages for any sections identified here. The primary section is also used for the path in the article's URL like in this example:
  • Additional Section: The article will appear on the pages for any additional sections defined here. 
  • Rich Terms: Otherwise known as "tags." You can learn more about how to update and create rich terms here.
  • Slug: The slug to use for the given content item on the site. Slug refers to this part of the URL:
  • Exclude from Homepage grid: You can publish and article and not have it appear on the homepage.  The article will also not appear in your RSS feed. It will appear on your site in the section it is published to.


  • Comments Enabled: Toggle for enabling or disabling comments for this item. A checked box means comments are shown.


  • Sponsored: If you have a sponsored post you can learn how to use this section of the article composer here.


  • Override Canonical URL: The canonical URL associated with the published content item. This URL refers to the original publication URL of the syndicated content. Add the URL here in order to not receive a negative rating from Google.
  • Do Not Index This Page: If true, the item will be rendered as a no index page when published, indicating to bots that this page should avoid being indexed. This property is typically used for sponsored/syndicated content.

SEO Guidelines, Facebook Instant Articles and Sponsored Content

  • To optimize your post with SEO you can review the "Best Practices" section on the help center dedicated to SEO guidelines here.
  • To learn more about how to sign up with Facebook and being using Facebook Instant Articles review our directions here.
  • To learn how to activate a sponsorship review our directions here.
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