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Generic content

Generic content pages are adaptable and can be used for a range of content including text, images and video.

A generic content page is usually dedicated to one specific item or issue and, therefore, contains more detailed information about the relevant area.

Most pages in your site will use the generic content type. You can use text, and the different page elements, such as tables, quotes, images and videos, to make up your page content.

Features

  • Responsive image support
  • Adaptive layout for mobile
  • Supports colour themes
  • CKEditor support with text formatting options
  • Feature box support for prioritising content
  • Supports contact atoms
  • Supports HTML atoms

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  <p class="lead">Generic content  pages are adaptable and can be used for a range of content including text, images and video.</p>


  <h2>What does a generic content page look like?</h2>

<p>A generic content page is usually dedicated to one specific item or issue and, therefore, contains more detailed information about the relevant area.</p>

<p>Most pages in your site will use the generic content type. You can use text, and the different page elements, such as tables, quotes, images and videos, to make up your page content.</p>

<p><a class="uoe-node-link uoe-published" href="/website-programme/edweb/demonstration/elements">Page elements</a></p>

<h2>Practical guidance</h2>

<p><a class="btn btn-lg btn-uoe" href="https://www.wiki.ed.ac.uk/display/edweb/Create+page+-+about+content+types"><span class="glyphicon glyphicon-info-sign"></span>Adding a generic content page - EdWeb training wiki [EASE login required]</a></p>

<h2>Watch video</h2>

<p>Watch our showcase video on creating and editing generic content.</p>

<p><a class="uoe-node-link uoe-published" href="https://www.ed.ac.uk/website-programme/edweb/demonstration/showcase-videos/managing-overview-pages" title="Managing overview pages">EdWeb Editorial experience - Showcase videos</a></p>


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          <small class="article-published">This article was published on <time datetime="2016-11-18" itemprop="dateModified">Nov 18, 2016</time></small>
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