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.

Who can use this Content type?

  • Group Admins and Group Owners (create, edit, unpublish).
  • Group Editors (edit, unpublish).


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


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


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


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


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.

Promotions and Promo box (legacy)

There are three components which appear in the sidebar (on larger screens) or below the main content (on smaller screens) on a page:

  • Group Promotion - one per Group website
  • Central Promotion - one chosen per page from a bank managed by Corporate Communications
  • Promo box (legacy) - to be retired when Group and Central Promotions are established

More about Promotions

Additional information and reusable paragraph

Create a page (step-by-step tutorial)

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