Template Instructions and Examples

The following instructions provide an overview of the many different ways to display content using Tridion in the form of component schemas and templates.  All of the instructions are accompanied by examples of those templates to help you select the most appropriate presentation for the content you need to add to your site.

Rather than listing schemas and templates as they appear in Tridion, these elements have been organized in groups to make it easier to find information based on the task you have at hand.

Adding Basic Content to Your Site

Basic Text

There are several different schemas (types of components) that allow you to put basic content on a page. The most common schema is the "Content" component, which provides you with a variety of options to display text. This section will cover how to add basic text, how to add more complex text formats, and how to add text structures to your page.


Specialized Content

Table image
Layout features can be used to change the overall structure of your content or your page. Tabs, FAQs, Tables, and Link Lists allow you to display your content in visually interesting ways and can help to break up large amounts of text or data.


Adding Multimedia

Video Gallery

Tridion allows you to add image, video, and audio files to your site through utilizing various components and templates. This section will explain how to add both single multimedia files and galleries to your site. The first step in adding multimedia content is to upload the file(s) to the web. See the "Uploading" section prior to viewing instructions to add multimedia to a page.


Links and Summary Templates

Summary View
There are many available templates which allow you to link to other webpages and information, both within and outside of your website. Links, link lists, buttons, and summaries all can allow you to do so in visually interesting and informative ways.


External Applications

Content from web systems managed by the Web Group and content from certain external websites can be added to your webpage. View these instructions for more information.