CMS Template: Add Content to a General Page


Find out how to add content to a general CMS template page.

Steps to Take

When you click Edit on a page in the CMS, the Edit screen will pop-up, showing the fields you can edit for that page.

Tip: If you find it difficult to enter your content in the small text area, click the full screen icon Full screen button toggle to bring up a full screen. To return to the regular view, click the full screen icon again.

Common fields

We recommend leaving it this way unless you have a compelling reason to override the navigation. If you choose to use manual navigation, you can enter it into the WYSIWYG field, or use a shared block.

Column blocks

There are 3 types of column blocks:

  1. Left Blocks display content on the left column of the page
  2. Middle Blocks display content in the center of the page
  3. Right Blocks display content in the right-hand column of the page (3-column template only)

Manipulating column blocks

Manipulate column blocks screen shot

Choosing column block content

For each block, select either WYSIWYG or Shared Block under Content to Use.

Choosecontent screen shot

If you choose WYSIWYG, you will use the WYSIWYG editor to enter content.

If you choose Shared Block, you need to choose which shared block to use:

  1. Click Choose Block and Browse to the block you want in the _block-content folder.
    Browse block screen shot
  2. Click Choose.

Shared blocks

Using shared blocks lets you create a section of content once and place it on different areas of your website. To create a shared block:

  1. Click Add Content and choose Block.
    Add block screen shot
  2. Enter a system name for the block.
  3. Enter the content in the Block Content field.
    Edit block screen shot
  4. Click Save & Preview.
  5. Click Submit.
  6. You can now place this block in any column on a page.

If you have further questions or need assistance, please submit a ticket.