As part of our ongoing governance, content evaluation and accessibility projects, we have identified and classified a number of content types so they now have a status of unsupported.
What Does This Mean?
Some current and live websites published by the Content Management System (CMS) are using older content types to create and present information. These content types use older code structures and assets that cannot be updated to comply with our code framework and accessibility requirements. Therefore, these content types should no longer be used to create content. Support and access for the content types, as listed in the table below, will be withdrawn gradually over the forthcoming period.
What Actions Should I Take?
We would recommend that CMS users follow this advice:
- Review the content types in the table below and identify if you currently use any of them to create or edit content for your respective websites.
- Creating new content: When adding new content to a section of your website please use the content types listed as a suggested replacement for the unsupported content type. Access to add the unsupported content types will soon be removed.
- Editing existing content: If you have existing content that uses unsupported content types, it is important that you now consider putting a plan in place to move this content into supported content types.
- If your website contains old or archived content that uses unsupported content types, it would be a good idea to review whether this content is still required and if it can be deleted from the CMS. If it is content you want to retain as a local copy, please get in touch with us via the IT Helpdesk.
- Do not duplicate and re-use unsupported content types. Even though it may be quick and convenient, it will take more time to resolve in the long run.
- If you do not have access to the content types listed as a suggested replacement, please get in contact with us via the IT Helpdesk and we will investigate.
If you have any queries regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us via the IT Helpdesk.
Legacy Content Types
|Content Type||Status||Suggested Replacement|
|Advanced 3 - Quote box, HTML Body, border and bg||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Advanced Media Popup Box||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|DTP 2/3/4 Columns||Unsupported||Foundation - 2 Cards
Foundation - 3 Cards
Foundation - 4 Cards
|DTP - One Horizontal with Colspan||Unsupported||DTP - One Horizontal|
|elearning - Quiz Question||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|elearning - Rollover Collection||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Embed Audio||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Embed PDF||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Embed Queen's video||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Embed Staff Profile||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Embed Video||Unsupported||DTP - Video Embed|
|File Upload||Unsupported||DTP - File Upload|
|Fill in the blank - elearning||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Five Column Layout||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Four Column Layout||Unsupported||DTP - Four Verticals|
|Html body only||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Html Body Only (No Anchor)||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Image Gallery||Unsupported||DTP - Image Gallery|
|Image Slideshow||Unsupported||DTP - Carousel|
|Image Slideshow Responsive||Unsupported||DTP - Carousel|
|Image, align centre, with html body||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Image, align left, with html body||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Image, align right, with html body||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Images, in-line, align centre||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Images, in-line, align left||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Lightbox - 5 Image||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Mootools Accordion||Unsupported||DTP - Accordion|
|Multiple Choice Quiz||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Plain text body only||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Pure text template t4||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Quiz Question||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Rollover Collection||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Show/Hide Correct Answer||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Slimbox||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Staff Profile - GAP||Unsupported||None|
|Text Only||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Text Only 1000||Unsupported||DTP - General Content|
|Three Column Layout||Unsupported||DTP - Three Verticals|
|Two_COL_35_65||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Two_COL_65_35||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|
|Two_COL_Content_CSS||Unsupported||None - Layout not required|