Adding a people list to a section

The people list content type organises each entry into a list that runs vertically down your page.

You can add range of details to each item, the layout of the contact details will change according to how much content you insert in each one. 

Each list can include an unlimited number of entries, and you can add multiple lists to each page.

If you woud prefer your items in a grid layout rather than a vertical list, then you shoul opt for a people grid instead.

People list example


There are three main steps to adding a people list to your page - 1) Create the folder structure 2) Add the people list items 3) Add the People list widget to the page you want it to display on.

Step one: Create the folder structure

1. In the Site structure (access by clicking the terminalfour logo in the top left), navigate to the section (page) where you want the people list to appear. In my example here, it is the Department contacts section.

2. Click on the blue Actions button and select Create section.

Site structure showing people list folder structure3. Create a hidden sub-section (child) called PeopleList (Case Sensitive and must be spelt correctly), directly beneath the section where your People list grid is to appear. 

4. Click Save changes to add the section.

5. Create a second hidden sub-section beneath your PeopleList section. The name for this second sub-section MUST NOT be PeopleList but can be anything else to help you identify which list the people belong to. In my example I ahve named this 'Communications team (people list)'.

6. Click Save changes to add the section.

Note: If you want multiple groups of people in your section you can create extra sub-sections below the PeopleList section to organise each different group.

Step two: Add the people list items

1. In the site structure, navigate to the hidden sub-section you created in below PeopleList. In my example this was 'Communications team (people list)'.

2. Click the blue Actions button and select Create content

3. Select People list item from the content type list. (Find out how to add a content type to a section).

People list item in the content type list

4. Fill in the form as instructed below:

Name * Give the people grid item a name

NB: the items will appear on your page in number/alphabetical order - therefore name the first item: "a. name", the second item: "b. name", the third: "c. name" and so on.
Person's name * Name of the person (for example: Dr Joe Bloggs)
Job Title  
Image *

Click Select media to choose a image from the Media Library or to upload a new image.

IMPORTANT: You must use an image that is 300 pixels (wide) by 400 pixels
 (high) or the same ratio e.g. 600 x 800 pixiels , 1200 x 1600 pixels etc., otherwise the image will not display and you will see a grey placeholder image instead.

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.

External link Enter a link to an external website for this person (for example: a link to their professional webpage)
Internal link Create a link to a page within the TerminalFour site structure (for example: the research group site that this person belongs to)
Use default text

Leave this as ticked

Email Enter the person's email address
Telephone Enter the person's telephone number in this format:  +44 20 7594 XXXX
Address Enter the person's address
Affiliations title Use this field if you would like something other than affiliations in the item, for example: 'Responsibilities' or 'Research Interests'.

Enter details of the person's Department/Section/Groups using bullet points e.g.

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Department of Physics
  • Photonics Group

OR if using something other than affiliations, for example, research interests, enter your content here.

Display item? * Must be ticked for it to appear on the page

* Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory

5. Click Save and approve

You will then be taken to the content list screen. To add further people list items click the green Add content button and repear steps 3 to 5.

Step three: Add the People list widget to the page where it will display

1. In the site structure, navigate to the section (page) you want the people list to display. In my example this is the Department contacts section.

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

3. Select People list widget from the content type list. (Find out how to add a content type to a section).

4. Fill in the form as instructed below:

Name * Give your people list a name, for example 'Communications team'.
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 a H2.
Show block title Ticking this box will make the heading show to all users, not just screenreaders.
Find additional items * Click the Add section link button to choose the hidden sub-section where you people listitems. In my exmple this was 'Communications team (people list)'.
Use default link text Keep this ticked
Display items * Must be ticked for the people list to display

6. Click Save and approve.

Note: If you want to include separate lists of people on a single page, you'll need to add a People list widget for each list you want to add, making sure that each widget links (via the 'Find additional items' field) to a separate hidden sub-section beneath your 'PeopleList' section.