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Content Type Guidance

Introduction

In this area of the website, we want to provide as much content type guidance and support as possible to our CMS Users.  With that in mind, we have created a new format for our content type information.  Each content type will now contain sections on General Guidance, Accessibility Guidance and Form Field Guidance to help users better understand how to use them.  Where relevant, we have also provided links to useful tools and resources that we think will help CMS Users to comply with this guidance.   

In addition to the overhaul of the content type guidance, we also want our CMS Users to better understand what content types for page layout (style) that is applied to their website.  So, we have created the Content Type Guidance Resource below which is a search and filtering facility that can be used to find and understand how to use content types.  In order to use this resource effectively, CMS Users will need to know which Page Layout their website is using.

How do Page Layouts and Content Types relate?

  • Page Layouts are assets that we apply to a website to ensure a consistent structure and style across desktop and mobile devices.  They contain centrally agreed and defined resources. 
  • Content Types are structured templates that are used to create content blocks between the header and footer of Page Layouts.  These are essentially the defined building blocks for the content of your website.

Content Type Guidance Resource

This resource can be used by CMS Users to understand the availability and usage of content types for respective page layouts.  The content types can be filtered by the page layout dropdown.  The open text search can also be used to refine results or to find a specific content type. 

Please Note:  This resource does not yet contain guidance for every content type.  The WST will endeavour to add guidance for as many content types as possible in the next few weeks.

Content Type Usage Home Schools Directorates Generic Style View Guidance Keywords
DTP - Code Only Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Code Only
DTP - Student Quote Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Student Quote
DTP - Video with Text Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Video With Text
Campaigns - Quote Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Links List in Three Cols Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Image / Banner Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Image & Text Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Divider Regular No No No No
Campaigns - CRM Form Embed Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Columns Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Carousel Item Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Carousel Container Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Cards Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Callouts Regular No No No No
Campaigns - Aside Regular No No No No
Campaigns - 5/7 wysiwyg Regular No No No No
IMAGE => [5/7] Image / Wysiwyg Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 Cards Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes 2 Cards
3 Cards Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes 3 Cards
4 Cards Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes 4 Cards
Schools 2019 - Events Feed Configuration No Yes Yes No
Schools 2019 - News Configuration No Yes Yes No
DIR - Footer - Bottom Bar Configuration No No Yes No
DIR - Footer - Main Bar Configuration No No Yes No
DIR - Header - Logo Bar Configuration No No Yes No
DIR - Header - Top Bar Configuration No No Yes No
DIR - Head Tag - Set Up Configuration No No Yes No
GEN - Right Col Nav Configuration No No No Yes
GEN - Config Configuration No No No Yes
GEN - Footer - Bottom Bar Configuration No No No Yes
GEN - Footer - Main Bar Configuration No No No Yes
GEN - Header - Logo Bar Configuration No No No Yes
GEN - Header - Top Bar Configuration No No No Yes
GEN - Head Tag - Set Up Configuration No No No Yes
Schools 2019 - Footer - Main Bar Configuration No Yes No No
Schools 2019 - Header - Logo Bar Configuration No Yes No No
Schools 2019 - Header - Top Bar Configuration No Yes No No
Schools 2019 - Head Tag - Set Up Configuration No Yes No No
Contents List Regular No Yes Yes No
Stats Panel Regular No Yes Yes No
Callout Card Regular No Yes Yes No
Image and Text Expander Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Image and Text Expander
DTP - Video Embed Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Video Embed
DTP - Two Verticals Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Two Verticals
DTP - Two Horizontals Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Two Horizontals
DTP - Three Verticals Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTP - One Horizontal with Background Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes One Horizontal with Background
DTP - One Horizontal Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes One Horizontal
DTP - News Story Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes News Story
News Carousel Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes News Carousel
DTP - Image Gallery Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Image Gallery
DTP - General Content Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes General Content
DTP - Four Verticals Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTP - File Upload Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTP - Event Listing Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTP - Event Carousel Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes
2/3/4 Cards Regular No Yes Yes No
DTP - Carousel Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Carousel
DTP - Button Panel Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Button Panel
DTP - Banner Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Banner
DTP - Panel Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes Panel
DTP - Accordion Regular Yes Yes Yes Yes