Link a Kentico Cloud account

Introduction

To link your Kentico Cloud account to Cloudpress, you will need to give Cloudpress some information about your Kentico Cloud project.

This document will walk you through the process of linking your account.

Please note: In order to use Kentico Cloud with Cloudpress, you will need a Kentico Cloud Professional or higher plan.

Create a content type

Before you link your Kentico Cloud account, you will need to create a project and a content type for the content you wish to publish in Kentico Cloud, if you have not already done so.

The content type must contain at least the following elements:

  • One text element. This element will be used for the item title. When publishing documents from Google Docs, Cloudpress set the value of this element to the title of the Google Doc.
  • One rich text element. This element will be used to store the content for the item, in other words, the content (or body) of the Google Doc.

You can see an example Article content type defined in Kentico Cloud in the screenshot below. In this case, the element named Title will be used as the title of the document, and the Body element will be used for the content of the document.

For more information, refer to Creating and deleting content types in the Kentico Cloud documentation.

You can link your Kentico Cloud account by going to the Destination Accounts section of the Linked Accounts page in the Cloudpress Dashboard.

Depending on whether or not you have previously linked other destination accounts, you will either see an empty account list or a list of accounts that you have already linked.

If you see an empty account list, click on the Link a Kentico Cloud account button:

Alternatively, click on the Link another account drop-down menu, then select Link a Kentico Cloud account:

This will take you to the Link a Kentico Cloud account screen:

You will need to specify the following information:

  • Account name. The account name is a unique name for this account on Cloudpress. This name will be used wherever Cloudpress refers to this account, so use a descriptive name like your Kentico project name, for example.
  • Project ID. This is the ID of your project and can be found by going to Project Settings > API Keys in the Kentico Cloud application.
  • Content Management API Key. This can also be found by going to Project Settings > API Keys in the Kentico Cloud application. You will need a Kentico Cloud Professional or higher plan to enable this.

Once you have specified this information, you can click on the Link Kentico Cloud account button to link the account.

Configure your account

After you have linked the account, you will need to specify configuration settings to inform Cloudpress knows about the content type you want to use.

You will need to specify the codenames for the content type, as well as the elements that will be used for the item title and content.

You can copy the codenames by clicking the codename button () near the name of the content type and content elements on the Content Type screen in Kentico Cloud.

  • The Content Type Codename is the codename for the content type you want to use when publishing content to this linked account.
  • The Title Element Codename is the codename for the element that will be used for the item title.
  • The Content Element Codename is the codename for the element that will be used to store the content for the item.
  • The Language is the code name for the language that should be used. When publishing a document, Cloudpress will create a language variant for this language. You can find the code name for the language by going to Project Settings > Localization in the Kentico Cloud application

Once you have completed the information, you can click the Save Configuration button to complete the configuration of your Kentico Cloud account.