Tridion publications contain the building blocks used in Tridion blue printing. A Tridion Publication contains ONE of the following website parts:
- Nothing. Also known as the “Empty Master” has no parents and can never be given a parent. Placed to ensure that in the future the publications below it can be given new parents.
- Data design in the form of (XML) Schemas
- Components (content) for one language (English, Spanish) and one domain (website.com) or channel.
- A physical website. Usually only inherits from design and content and, optionally, a publication may contain Tridion pages. This type of Publication only combines content and design elements from parent publications. Usually it does not contain any local design parts or content.
It is possible to do all of the above in one publication. However this limits the possibility of re-use and with that the advantages Tridion offers in terms of maintenance.