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SDL Tridion Templates

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.

  • There are several different schemas (types of components) that allow you to put basic text 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.

  • Templates like quote, tabs, FAQs, and tables are specialized text templates for specific use cases. They allow you to display your content in visually interesting ways and can help to break up large amounts of text or data on a single page.
  • 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 and buttons all can allow you to do so in visually interesting and informative ways.
  • A good way to direct visitors to the content they are looking for is with summaries. Summaries allow you to easily create a preview of content available on another page of your site which visitors can click to find out more (like the text you're currently reading!).

  • 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.

  • Google maps, social media, and PubMed listing feeds are among the Tridion components that can make your site more engaging and interactive for visitors.

  • There are several systems created by the Office of Communications which are managed outside of Tridion but can feed information into Tridion sites. These systems ensure consistency and avoid duplication of content which is appropriate for multiple sites, in addition to allowing users without knowledge of Tridion to update web content: Faculty Listing, News Listing, Event Calendar, and Clinical Trials Listing.