The 2 column general content block/Twitter is used to create a section highlighting two areas. This content type is similar to the 2 column general content block except it contains an extra column on the right for a Twitter feed.

Unlike the 2 column colour block, these columns don't act as links, they simply contain text content, using standard formatting.

There is the option to have these with a colour background or with a white background (black text). See both options below.

Images can be added (or not) to each block to illustrate the information you are promoting.

If you have more than one area on a page which you want to draw your users attention to, you can have more that one block on any one page.

Here are live examples

First set of blocks have the Use colour option ticked and the second set do not.

Take a look at how it works and then 'give it a try' by following the instructions below.

Instructions

1. In the site structure, navigate to the section (page) you want the content to appear on.

2. Click the blue Actions button and select Create content.

3. Select a 2 Column general content block/Twitter content type from the list (Find out how to add a content type to a section).

4. A form with a number of fields will appear. Each of these fields relates to a particular component of your 2 Column general content block/Twitter, fill in the form, example below:

Field title What should I do? Is it compulsory?
Name* Name the block and give it a concise description e.g. 2columnblock-training. Yes
Block Title* This title will be shown above the entire block, if switched on with the field below. Otherwise it will be an 'invisible' screenreader only heading and will ensure your page has and H2 Yes
Show block title Ticking this box will make the heading show to all users, not just screenreaders No
Use colour? Uncheck the box if you want to use the white background (second example above)

Yes, defaults to ticked

New Column 1 Image

Click Select media to choose a image from the Media Library or to upload a new image. An image of 3000 pixels (wide) by 2000 pixels (high) is required for this content type. Please view the guidance on adding and selecting images in the Media Library.

If you add an image you must add an 'Alt text' describing what is contained in the image. This is an accessibility requirement.

No
Column 1 Title Insert a title for this column No
Column 1 Content* Insert the content you want to show in this column Yes
New Column 2 Image

Click Select media to choose a image from the Media Library or to upload a new image. An image of 3000 pixels (wide) by 2000 pixels (high) is required for this content type. Please view the guidance on adding and selecting images in the Media Library.

If you add an image you must add an 'Alt text' describing what is contained in the image. This is an accessibility requirement.

No
Column 2 Title Insert a title for this column No
Column 2 Content* Insert the content you want to show in this column Yes
Twitter Title Insert a title for the feed No
Twitter embed code* Enter the Twitter embed code - How to generate your Twitter Embed Code Yes

5. Click Save and approve to save

Save and approve option