Promo widget

What is it?

The promo widget is a flexible way you can promote supporting content on your website.

The fonts used and style of the box are pre-defined. There are currently two colour options:

  • the default colour which is white text on a grey background
  • the highlight colour which is in keeping with the colour of the website section you are in - for example, blue for the Departments & Services

The widget contains five optional elements:

Title This appears in Stephenson font at the top of the widget
Image The picture needs to be 180 pixels wide
Headline This can work as a sub header or image caption
Text A sentence of text which you can use to give more specific detail
Source / link text If you insert a link, this text becomes the text in your button. If you have no link then the arrow disappears and it can become another box with text in

Promo widgets are more accessible for users than creating an image containing text as a graphic.

What should it be used for?

The promo widget is a versatile tool with many uses. Typical examples of how it could be used are below. These would appear in the secondary content area on a page - we have placed images representing them in the main body of the page here just to illustrate these examples.

Promoting an upcoming event such as an open day:

Promoting a specific bit of content:

Drawing attention to a great statistic:





Things to consider

A few things to consider when using promo widgets:

  • Don't overload a single page with too many widgets. A secondary content area packed with too much content will unbalance your page
  • Remember to follow University style when you write text to be used inside a promo widget. For example, use sentence case, not title case
  • Always attribute a statistic or claim using the source/attribution field. You can also use this field as link button text

How to insert a promo widget

  1. Open to edit the page or folder you want to add a promo widget to
  2. Click the Secondary content tab
  3. Select promo widget from the dropdown and click Create
  4. Type or paste in the text for the fields you want and add an image
  5. Choose a colour scheme - either default or highlight
  6. Insert a link if you think there is a relevant page to link to
  7. Click Insert

You can remove a widget by clicking the red cross on the right-hand side of the list of widgets.