Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Web

A service provided by the University CMS Team

Content

The meat and potatoes, heart and soul, sum and substance of a site. This is where you put your stuff! Choose from several content types to establish page layout and accommodate a wide variety of material such as text, images, videos, tables, slideshows, news feeds, calendars, link lists, and so much more.

No way, José! You can add multiple content types per page and rearrange them as you see fit. Page layout is highly configurable; you could start with a paragraph of text, transition to a grid, throw in a wide open space, and end with a slideshow. However, we do recommend against using too many content areas on a page as more stuff = more load time.

Relax, there's no need for anxiety. Figuring out what content type to use might seem daunting at first but there are recommended uses for each. Click on a content type below for suggestions and examples.

And best of all, switching between content types is as easy as clicking a button!

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Four Content Types

Content WYSIWYG

Example of content wysiwyg.

An open content area with optional add-ons to engage your websites visitors.

Add the content

Grid

Example of a photo grid

Boxes of content that span across the full width of a page.

Get on the grid

Slideshow

Example of slideshow

Pairings of images and text in an automatically rotating display.

Get the show started

Wide

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A full-width open content area which can be used for a magnitude of things!

Go wide

Additional Content Sections

All pages can contain multiple content sections with each using a different content type. Click the plus sign (+) near the heading label of an existing content section to add another. More on adding, removing, and rearranging content.

Don't miss the inspirational examples below for ideas on combining multiple content types on a single page.

Control to add a new content area.
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Scientists experimenting in the CMS lab to determine the best content combinations for a viable page.

Great Combinations to Inspire You

There are an infinite amount of page layout possibilities that can be assembled using a combination of content types. Like pizza and ranch dressing, apple pie and cheddar cheese, potato chips and chocolate, here are some great combinations to whet your appetite.

Screenshot of Dietrich site's page with different content types

Below a Hero, Dietrich College's home page contains a content WYSIWYG and grid.

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Screenshot of the dining site's page with different content types

This Dining Services' page starts with slideshow followed by a content WYSIWYG and grid.

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Screenshot of the student experience page with different content types

Below a Hero, the university's Student Experience page uses a content WYSIWYG and grids.

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Screenshot of Enrollment Services site's page with different content types

Below a Hero, Enrollment Services' home page uses a content WYSIWYG and a variety of grids.

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Screenshot of Tepper site's page with different content types

Below a Hero, Tepper School of Business' home page uses a variety of grids and a content WYSIWYG.

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Screenshot of Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion website

Below a Hero, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion's Programs page uses a combination of wide and grids.

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