Using Attributes


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In Concrete CMS, attributes play a vital role in enhancing the functionality and organization of various elements of a website. They can be applied to a wide range of objects, providing additional information and context.

Application in Different Areas


  • Use Cases: Attributes can categorize files, track usage, and add descriptive metadata.
  • Examples: File types, sizes, custom tags, or licensing information.


  • Functionality: Enhance SEO, control page behavior, or store page-specific data.
  • Examples: Meta descriptions, navigation settings, or custom headers.


  • User Management: Extend user profiles and registration processes.
  • Examples: Job titles, contact information, preferences, or skills.

Integration with Site Functionality

Search and Filters

Attributes significantly enhance search capabilities, allowing users and administrators to find files, pages, or users based on specific criteria.

Content Display

Customize how content is displayed on the site. For instance, show or hide elements based on page attributes, or filter content in listings based on file attributes.

User Interaction

Improve user interaction by leveraging user attributes. For example, displaying personalized content based on user preferences or roles.

Managing Attributes

Creating and Editing

Creating attributes in Concrete CMS is a straightforward process, and they can be easily edited or updated as needed.


Set permissions for who can view or edit attributes, ensuring that sensitive data is protected and managed appropriately.