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As the name suggests this combines three separate elements providing the opportunity to pull together different content in an engaging way. The Slideshows/Colour block/Twitter content type is for use on any of the Landing page page layouts. 

The design is an amalgam of two separate content types brought together. 

Give it try

Creating the Slideshows/Colour block/Twitter content type is a two stage process.

Stage one

First create the slideshow:

1. Create a hidden section called Slideshow (Case sensitive) as a sub-section (child) of the section (page) where the slideshow will live.

2. Create a second sub-section (child) of Slideshow to 'house' the slideshow items. In this example, slideshow 1 items

Graphic below shows the structure. Grey indicates as folder is hidden from the navigation:

Slideshow folder in place

3. Add a Slideshow item - mixed content content type for each slide in the sequence to your second sub-section, in this example, slideshow 1 items.

There's a bug in t4 and items cannot be ordered with the up and down arrows. To control the order in which the items appear, they should be named with numeric or alphabetic prefixes thus: a - item description, b - item description etc., OR 1 - item description, 2 - item description etc.

NB: If another separate slideshow is required on this page the slides would live in another section, for example, slideshow 2 items.

4. Fill in the form, as below:

Field title What should I do? Is it compulsory?
Name* Give each item a name e.g. a - item description, b - item description, c - item description etc. Yes
Image* A large image at least 679 x 435 pixels is required Yes
Link Internal Use the Select link to add an internal link OR No
Link External Copy and paste URL from external website No
Caption* Description of the image  Yes
Display item?* Defaults to ticked Yes

5. Click Add & Approve to save.

Stage two

Second - adding the Colour block and Twitter:

5. Add a Slideshow/Colour block/Twitter content type to the section (page) where the Slideshow/Colour block/Twitter will live. (See How to add a content type).

6. Fill in the form, as below:

Field title What should I do? Is it compulsory?
Name* eg Slideshow/Colour block/Twitter Yes
Column 2 Image* This image sits at the top of the Colour block it must be at least 332 x 212 pixels is required Yes
Column 2 Heading* This heading appears in the Colour block Yes
Column 2 Content* This populates the content area in the Colour block Yes
Column 2 Link text* Add text to the compulsory link Yes
Column 2 Internal Link Use the Select link to add an internal link OR No
Column 2 External Link Copy and paste URL from external website No
Caption* Description of the image  Yes
Twitter Search term* @imperialcollege in the case we've used Yes
Twitter Embed Code* Enter the Twitter Embed code - How to generate your Twitter Embed Code Yes
Twitter Link* eg. https://twitter.com/imperialcollege Yes
Find items* Select the section slideshow 1 items. This ties the Slideshow built earlier to the rest of the block. Yes
Display items* Defaults to ticked Yes
Twitter Widget -
please do not use
Use the Embed Code option above. This option is no longer available. No

 7. Click Add & Approve to save