Add a thumbnail block in a sidebar
A Thumbnail block allows you to display a small image with accompanying text in a Sidebar.
The whole item can act as a link to another page or site. It can be added to any page that has the Sidebar enabled.
Here is a live example
See the example at the foot of this page beneath the left hand navigation.
Give it a try
1. Create a hidden sub-section called Sidebar (case sensitive) as a (child) of the page on which the Sidebar will live.
This section must be named Sidebar (case sensitive) and hidden from the navigation in order to work.
See below, the grey folder indicates it's hidden from the navigation:
2. Add the Thumbnail block content type to the hidden Sidebar section. (Find out how to add a content type to a section).
3. Fill in the form. There are five compulsory fields that that you need to complete, alonside two optional fields that allow you to turn the Thumnail block into a hyperlink. This is explained below:
|Field title||What should I do?||Is it compulsory?|
|Name*||Name the item and give it a concise description e.g. 'Thumbnail block - training page sidebar'||Yes|
|Image*||Choose an image for this column.
Minimum image size of 103 x 89 pixels
If you add an image you must add an 'Alt text' describing what is contained in the image. This is an accessibility requirement.
|Heading*||Add a heading for your Thumbnail block||Yes|
|Subheading*||Add a subheading for your Thumbnail block||Yes|
|Description*||Add a description that is up to 100 characters in length||Yes|
|Link Internal||Use this to link to another page within t4 SiteManager OR||No, but you must add a link to either the internal, external or Media Library option or the block will not look as it should|
|Link External||Use this to link to any other web page in Imperial or externally OR||No, but you must add a link to either the internal, external or Media Library option or the block will not look as it should|
|Link Media Library||Add a document (pdf, Word, Powerpoint etc.,) from the Media Library||No, but you must add a link to either the internal, external or Media Library option or the block will not look as it should|
4. Select Add and Approve to save.