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CMS Page Templates

Learn about different template choices for your CMS pages.

When you open the Edit screen for a page, the exact fields you see will depend on your page template and site. Blink and TritonLink will look slightly different than general CMS sites.

If you need to change the template for a page, email wts@ucsd.edu.

Template types

All sites

Blink / TritonLink

  • Article - general purpose page
  • Drawer - uses expanding accordion drawers to organize large amounts of information
  • FAQ - dedicated template for frequently asked questions
  • Sponsor - department/ unit homepage
  • Guide to Blink and TritonLink templates

General campus

  • Homepage - WTS will set up the homepage for you when we create a new site
  • Two column template - general purpose page
  • Three column template - general purpose page with a third column for multiple content areas or blocks
  • Drawer - uses expanding accordion drawers to organize large amounts of information (2 column and 3 column versions)
  • Guide to general campus templates 

Blocks

Within the template, content is organized into blocks. Blink and TritonLink name blocks based on function only, ex: Introduction, Main Content, Contact Line. General CMS sites name blocks by function and location, ex: Navigation, Left Block, Middle Block.

Shared Blocks

Some content is maintained in a block outside of a specific page. These blocks can then be shared by multiple pages. On this page, the blue "Departments" area on the left is a shared block. The block is in a separate folder in the CMS (in this case _contacts in Blink) and then linked from specific pages. To change a shared block on a page, navigate to the shared block in the CMS, edit it and then publish the relationships to the block.