Change Between 2 & 3 Columns-Templates and CMS - Carnegie Mellon University

Change Between 2 & 3 Columns

You may change an existing 2 column page (i.e., a page with no callout boxes) to a 3 column page (i.e., a page with callout boxes) and vice versa. Changing page types for special pages (e.g., Bio pages, News pages, Expand-collapse pages) is not recommended as those pages should always be built starting from scratch.

  1. Select the page in the folder structure and click on the Edit tab > System sub-tab.

    Change Page Type
  2. The page type is designated by the Content Type attribute. In the example below, the page type is a 2 column page. To change this, click on the browse icon to the right of the content type name.

    Change Page Type
  3. In the pop-up window, select the new page type that you would like to change the page to. Special page types will also appear in the list if your website has them, however as a reminder please do not change the page type to anything other than a 2 column or a 3 column page.

    Change Page Type

    Warning! If you change a 3 column page to a 2 column page, you will lose the contents contained in the third column. Please make a backup of the information on your own if you think you may need a record of it.

  4. After you have selected the new page type, click on Confirm
If you have changed a 2 column page to a 3 column page, you will notice the new callout box section on the page below the main content area (refer to callout boxes for additional instructions). Likewise, the callout box section will be gone if you change a 3 column page to a 2 column page.

Change Page Type