Body 1 – General Content


Body 1 – General Content


Description

This versatile section has a number of nested sections. It has a general content section with a WYSIWIG editor. It can include accordions, tabs and images. It also has an optional sidebar with a list section, a text section, and a block section. Choose left or right sidebar orientation.

Please note sidebars are specific to a given page. There is no global sidebar.

Fields and Character Limits

*required fields

Content*

Help Text: Make sure content in this field follows guidelines and best practices for content creation, including headers, web writing and accessibility and more. See cms.ku.edu for information, including guidance and best practices for content creation.

Additional Sections and Sidebar for Body 1

Additional Content Sections:

  • General Content Area – Add a new general content area after you have added an image, divider, accordion or tab in the Body 1 content section.
  • Image – Body 1 – Add images between content sections. See Images 1 – Basic Image for info and how to use.
  • Divider – Body 1 – Add dividers between content sections. See Body 10 – Divider for info and how to use.
  • Accordions – Body 1 – Add accordions between content sections. See Body 12 – Accordion for info and how to use.
  • Tabs – Body 1 – Add tabbed content between content sections

Available Style Options

Content Section Orientation

  • Left
  • Right
  • Center

Sidebar Orientation

  • Left
  • Right
  • Sidebar Orientation on Mobile
    • Top
    • Bottom

Image Aspect Ratio

  • Cinemascope 21:9
  • HD Video 16:9
  • Landscape 7:5
  • Portrait 5:7
  • Square 1:1

Image Caption Size

  • 100%
  • 50%

Image Caption Orientation

  • Left
  • Right
  • Bottom

Where Can You Use This Section?

The section is available in the following templates and content types:

Templates

  • About
  • Basic Content
  • Basic + Content
  • Contact
  • List
  • Marketing
  • News
  • Start

Content types

  • Content Page
  • Landing Page

Using on a cloneable Template

  1. Locate Body 1 – General Content in the Body area
  2. Select Edit
  3. Select Edit to expand the General Content Area and replace the placeholder text.
  4. Remove or add any Sidebar Items you'd like
  5. Select Save at the bottom left of the page

Adding to a new Content or Landing Page

  1. In the Body area select Add Body Section
  2. Select Body 1 – General Content
  3. Select Add
  4. Enter your content in the General Content Area
  5. Select the Add Section to add any of the following Sections to Body 1 – General Content:
    • General content Area
    • Image – Body 1
      1. Add an image select the Browse button to upload from your computer, or select the link Open File Browser to find a previously uploaded image
      2. Enter the Alternative text
      3. Enter a Caption if desired
    • Divider – Body 1
      1. Select the Divider Type and Width
    • Accordions – Body 1
      1. Enter the Accordion Title and Accordion Body
      2. Select Add Accordion Item to add additional Accordions
    • Tab – Body 1
      1. Enter the Tab Title and Tab Body for Tab #1 and Tab #2
      2. Expand and enter the Tab Title and Tab Body for additional tabs
    • Buttons - Body 1
      1. Enter the Button URL and Link text
      2. Select the Style Options tab and choose the Button Type and Button Orientation
    • Link - Body 1
      1. Enter the Link URL and Link text
      2. Select the Style Options tab and choose the Link Type and Link Orientation
  6. If you would like to use a sidebar select Add Sidebar Item to add any of the following sidebar sections to Body 1 – General Content:
    • Insert Block
    • Sidebar Link List for Body 1
      1. Enter the Link Group Headline
      2. Enter the Link URL and Link text
      3. Select Add Another Item to add additional Links
    • Sidebar Text for Body 1
      1. Enter the Headline and Text
  7. Select either Save as Draft or Published with the drop-down menu
  8. Select Save at the bottom left of the form

Additional Sections and Sidebar for Body 1

Additional Content Sections:

  • General Content Area – Add a new general content area after you have added an image, divider, accordion or tab in the Body 1 content section.
  • Image – Body 1 – Add images between content sections. See Images 1 – Basic Image for info and how to use.
  • Divider – Body 1 – Add dividers between content sections. See Body 10 – Divider for info and how to use.
  • Accordions – Body 1 – Add accordions between content sections. See Body 12 – Accordion for info and how to use.
  • Tabs – Body 1 – Add tabbed content between content sections
    • Using Tabs – Body 1:
      • From within a Body 1 – General Content section select Add Content Type
      • Select Tabs – Body 1 from flyout menu options
      • Complete fields for each tab (max. of 5 tabs):
        • Tab Title (25 characters max.)
        • Content – This field is the same WYSIWYG field as in Body 1 – General Content

Sidebar and Sidebar Items:

In KU CMS 2.0, sidebars are specific to a given page. The sidebar is not global across your site. A sidebar is created automatically when you add a Sidebar Item.

To add a Sidebar Item:
  1. In the Sidebar section of a Body 1 – General Content section select Add Sidebar Item
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Insert Block – Insert a custom block into the sidebar for that page. See Blocks for info, including how to create custom blocks.
    • Sidebar Link List for Body 1 – Add a link list to the sidebar for that page. See List 1 – Link List for info and how to use.
    • Sidebar Text for Body 1 – Add a simple text list to the sidebar for that page
      • Using Sidebar Text for Body 1:
        • Complete fields:
          • List Group Headline (40 characters max.)
          • Text

Select Save at the bottom left of the page

Accessibility

  • Avoid link text like Click Here, Learn More and More. See Links for more info, including accessibility concerns, examples and best practices.
  • Alternative text is required for all images. See Alternative Text for info about writing effective alternative text.

Guidelines and Best Practices

  • Review and follow Web Writing guidelines and best practices
  • Review and follow Headers and Sub-Headers guidelines and best practices
  • Do not use Header 1 in the general content area. There should only be one Header 1 on any page, which is in your header. General content areas should begin with a Header 2 and proceed logically through the header classes (e.g., H2, H3, etc.) as needed.
  • Do not use header classes for aesthetic reasons. Header classes tell users, search engines and screen readers the hierarchy of importance of information on a page. Use CSS for styling like font size or bold.
  • NOTE: Tabs display as accordions on mobile

Removing a Section

To permanently remove a section from a page:

  1. Select the vertical ellipsis to the right of the Edit button at the top-right of your section, select Remove
    View ScreenshotSelect the vertical ellipsis to the right of the Edit button at the top-right of your section, select Remove
  2. Select Save at the bottom left of the form