Content Summaries

What You Will Learn

  • How to create and insert a summary view of one page onto another page 
  • How to link this summary view to the page that contains the full view

Quick Steps

  1. Create or edit a Content component to include text in the "Introduction text" field and, if desired, add an image to the "Image displays in summary" field. 
  2. Insert the Content component onto page as "Summary - Title and Text Only" or "Summary - Title, Text and Image" and publish.
  3. Use the same component with the template "Content Full" on another page and publish. 

By using a Content Summary Template, you can  include a brief introductory paragraph from one component/page and feature the same component in full on a separate page. These templates are particularly useful when trying to direct visitors to specific sections of your site.


  1. To start, you can create a "Content Summary" by either editing an existing Content component or by creating a new content component. To learn how to create a new content component that features text, visit the "Add Text" section.
  2. Keep the component open. Copy text from one of the paragraphs that would be suitable for introductory-type text and paste this into the "Introduction text for summaries (Not shown in full view)" field. If none of your paragraphs have text that work as an introduction, create new text that briefly summarizes the point of your content.
  3. Summary Views give you the option to also include an image. In the "Image displays in summary views" field, select an image you want to be displayed with the summary. This image will only be featured when the component is used as a Content Summary.
  4. Once you've completed the component, remember to click on "Save & Close" in the home tab.
  5. Determine where in your site you want to feature a brief review of this content and open the corresponding page in your root folder.
  6. Click the "Component Presentations" tab at the top of the page, and click "Insert" at the bottom.
  7. Select the component you've just created or edited, and in the "Component Template" drop down menu, select "Summary - Title, Text and Image."
  8. Too add more than one Content Summary, repeat step 7 for each Content Component that you want to link to.
  9. Remember to hit "Save & Close" in the Home tab. 
  10. To publish:
    • If the component you used is part of a page that has already been published, you can now publish the page that you just inserted the Content Summary template into. 
    • If this is a new component that does not exist elsewhere, you must also create a separate page for this component to live in. This page must also be published. To learn how to build a page, see our introductory user guide.

External Link Summaries

An External Link Summary component can be used to prominently feature a link to an external website (another YSM website or anywhere else on the web) with a short text introduction and link. Like regular "Content" schema summaries, External Link Summaries are compatible with any summary or summary grid component template.

To create and display one of these components, see the instructions below:

  1. Create a component using the schema External Link Summary.
  2. Fill out the Title and Introduction text fields with the text you would like to display on the page. You may also fill in a Subtitle if you wish, but that is optional.
  3. Enter the address you would like the summary to direct users to in the External URL field. 
  4. Summary Views give you the option to also include an image. In the Image displays in summary views field, select an image you want to be displayed with the summary.
  5. Once you've completed the component, remember to click on Save & Close in the home tab.
  6. Locate and open the page where you'd like to place the summary in the Root folder.
  7. Click the Component Presentations tab at the top of the page, and click Insert at the bottom.
  8. Select the component you've just created or edited, and in the Component Template dropdown menu, select any summary template (Summary - H2 Title, Text, and Image is the standard summary template). Then, click Insert.
    • External Link Summary components can be used with any summary template. You can read more about the other options here. 
  9. Remember to hit Save & Close in the Home tab.
  10. Publish the page.
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Hyperlinking Text

Hyperlinking text to documents, external websites, pages within your sites, and to e-mail addresses is simple in Tridion.

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Adding Multimedia

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.

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PubMed Publications Feed

Some organizations and labs will want to list recent publications. SDL has a PubMed component that automatically updates publications onto your page by pulling in information from PubMed. Using the PubMed component eliminates the hassle of having to continuously update your publications page and writing citations.

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This Summary Links to an External Website

If you click the heading above or "Read More" link below, you'll be directed to the New York Times website, rather than a YSM webpage.