When working with Foleon, you’ll find that there are a number of terms that are pretty important. This article talks about the major ones, how they’re connected, and what you need to know about them.

In this article

  • Projects
  • Single publications
  • Publications
  • Themes
  • Previewing
  • Publishing
  • Pages
  • Forms and overlays


With Foleon, every publication you create is part of a project (previously known as publication groups). Each project has its own settings: a hostname, Google Analytics code, and default logos. These settings apply to every publication within a project.

Next to these settings, a project also has an archive. This archive contains all publications of that project. Visitors of your publications will be able to access different publications within a project through the navigation bar. However, you can turn this off for each publication through the respective publication’s settings.

See how Foleon content is structured in the chart below.

By default, every Foleon license comes with 1 project in which you can publish an unlimited amount of publications. 

Once you’ve published a publication in a project, you won’t be able to publish in another project until you purchase an additional project through our online store. If you’d like to publish another publication with different project settings (e.g. a different hostname, logo or Google Analytics code), you would need to purchase an extra project.

The diagram below illustrates an account with an extra project. In this example, the user wants to keep some publications on a separate domain with its own tracking code. Adding an extra project to your license makes this possible.

Once you’ve purchased a project it will be consumed by and tied to the next project you publish in that doesn’t contain any published publications.

Read more about purchasing projects in our article: Using our online store.

Single publications

If you’re looking to publish only one publication with different project settings you can also purchase a so-called single publication. This is a special (and cheaper) kind of project that only lets you publish one publication. You can purchase it through our online store.

Once you’ve purchased a single publication it will be consumed and tied to the next project you publish in that doesn’t contain any published publications.

Read more about purchasing single publications in our article: Using our online store.


The main thing you’ll be doing in Foleon is creating publications. These hold all your content, broken down into different pages enriched with features like overlays and forms.

On top of the project settings (previously knowns as publication group settings) that apply to all publications within a project, each publication also has its own settings that only apply to that specific publication. We’ve conveniently grouped these into settings regarding the Basics, Marketing, Navigation, and Access Control.


Next to a publication’s settings, each publication also has its own Theme. This is where you set global styling that applies to that entire publication. This style will automatically be applied to all content within a publication and can be overridden on the content level.


You can preview your publication to see what it looks like outside our editor. If you’ve already published your publication, the preview feature also allows you to preview your changes before setting them live.

The preview URL is freely shareable and accessible to anyone with the URL, even if they don’t have a Foleon account. If you want to share a preview of your publication with someone, simply send them the preview URL.


Once your publication is done and you’re ready to share it with the world, you can publish it! During publishing, we optimize the publication for search engines, finetune the imagery, and make it available on a hostname of your choice. You can always update a published publication at anytime by republishing it.

Read more about hosting possibilities in our article: Hosting Foleon publications.


Every publication consists of pages. Pages hold all of your content, which include Blocks, Columns, and Elements. In addition to project settings (previously knowns as publication group settings) and publication settings, every page also has its own Page Settings that only apply to that specific page.

Forms and overlays

Publications can be enriched with features like forms and overlays. You can use forms to gather information and feedback from your visitors. Overlays are pop-ups that you can create and trigger to provide additional information.

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