Basic

The Basic Content type can be used for long as well as short-form content. With lots of options for formatting text and media, the majority of the pages you'll be creating use the Basic Content type.

Example

This very page has been created using the Basic Content type.

When?

You should use the Basic Content type to create simple, straightforward pages for your website.

Why?

To create pages using a consistent look and feel, and using styling that website visitors recognise as The University of Sheffield.

How?

When creating a page, choose the Basic Content type. Then assemble the page using the components below.

Components

Title, intro and media

These are inserted in the corresponding fields at the beginning of the Content type.

Basic page intro

Body content

The main content of the page, like the content you are reading right now, is added using the Editor. Learn more about using the Editor.

Related information (additional information)

Related links are optional. Learn more about adding related information when creating a page based on the Basic Content type.

Promo box (reusable paragraph)

This reusable component appears on the right-hand side (desktop) or bottom (smaller screens) of the page. Learn more about adding Promo boxes.

Additional information and reusable paragraph

Create a page (step-by-step tutorial)

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