Basic pages will be the building blocks of your website. They comprise body text; a sidebar for a featured image, related content, and more about section; and a block for related links at the bottom.
Let's break down these elements. The below image is a sample basic page.
- Body text: This is where the majority of the information on your page will be. You can organize this information using headings, which come in four different sizes, and insert images and video.
- Featured image: This image will appear in the upper righthand corner of your page in the sidebar. It should reflect the theme of the page and the information on it.
- Related content: This content block appears in the sidebar and can be filled with text, images, and/or video. It is typically used for contact info, locations, or hours.
- More about: This content block also appears in the sidebar and is automatically generated when you group pages together using Categories. More on this below.
- Related links: Though not pictured, the related links will appear at the bottom of the page in a list. This is a great place to put links to related resources or similar information.
Editing a basic page
Once you create a basic page, you'll be brought to an edit window. You can also reach this by clicking on the "Edit" tab above the page's title.
The edit window is organized with tabs on the lefthand side of the screen. Here's an overview of how you can use each tab.
- General: Add a title, featured text, and body text on your basic page. The featured text appears underneath the title in gray text.
- Department: Select your department or unit from the list. Select a category for your page (this will populate your sidebar with other pages in that category).
- Images: Add an optional featured image and caption.
- Access: Select "private" to hide the page from public view. Select "public" if the page is published.
- Related: Add related content to go in the sidebar. Add optional related links to be listed on the bottom of the page.