Content - content types

By clicking 'Add content' in the administration panel at the top of the screen, you will see a list detailing the several different types of content that you can create. Use the links below to jump to a specific content type.

Basic page

These are the simplest forms of content - a basic 'webpage'. Choosing 'Basic page' from the 'Add content' option on the top panel will allow authorised users to create a new webpage. The following fields should be completed:

  • Title. The page title, which will appear as a header at the top of the content.
  • Body. The page content.
  • Images and documents. Images and documents can be uploaded and displayed in the 'Body' field above. See Images and documents for further information.

You can also assign a URL to a new Basic Page - see URLs for information on how to do this.

Clicking the 'Save' button at the bottom of the page will add your new webpage to the system. You'll be able to find it via the 'Find content' shortcut on the administration panel, but it won't be linked from anywhere yet. However, you can easily link to it from other pages on the site or create a menu link (see Menus).

Note: Basic pages also have a 'Preview' section under the Title textbox. This allows a page to be included as a visual link on the homepage. There are four spaces for these links on the homepage, all of which are currently occupied - do not, therefore, complete the 'Preview' fields unless you intend to remove one of the other four homepage links.

ESR project

'ESR projects' appear as a list on the 'Projects' page, accessible via the website's main navigation menu. On the 'Projects' page, each project title is displayed with the host institution link and a short description of the project. Users can also click the title for a fuller description of the project on a separate page.

The following fields are available when creating/editing an ESR Project:

  • Title. A title for the research project, which will appear as the link in the 'Research' drop-down menu and the heading in the list on the 'Research' page.
  • ESR code. Each MicroWine ESR project has a unique code (eg. ESR1, ESR2, etc) - this should be entered here.
  • Host institution. Enter the institution(s) where this particular ESR will be hosted.
  • Supervisors. Enter the supervisors for this ESR. If from different institutions, it is good to enter the institution name in brackets after the supervisor - eg. Kurt Kjær (University of Copenhagen) and Lars Hestbjerg Hansen (Aarhus University)
  • Duration. Specify the duration of the ESR project in months - eg. 36 months.
  • ESR description. The 'ESR description' field has two elements that can be filled out. The first is accessed by clicking the 'Edit summary' link next to the 'ESR description' box heading. You should enter a short description of the project here. The main 'Body' field is where the project's full description should be entered - this will be visible only on the project page itself. If nothing is entered in the 'Summary' field, the first two or three sentences from the 'ESR description' field itself will be used as the short description on the 'Projects' page.

Although an automatic URL will be assigned to the project on saving (in the format 'projects/[project title]'), this may be long and unwieldy. It is therefore best to edit this URL (see URLs) to fit the format 'projects/[ESR code]' - eg. 'projects/esr1'.

Institution (beneficiary/partner)

A list of institutions that are consortium beneficiaries/partners exists as an option under the main navigation menu's 'About the Network' heading. Clicking on the heading or logo of each institution will open a page with more detail about the organisation's background and role in the MicroWine network.

To create a new institution to appear in this list, you will need to fill out the following fields:

  • Title. The name or title of the institution/organisation.
  • Institution type. Choose whether this institution should appear in the list of beneficiaries or the list of partners.
  • Image. Upload the institution's visual identifier or logo. This will ideally need to be at least 300px wide - it will appear on the 'Consortium beneficiaries/partners' page at 100px wide, and on the individual institution pages at 300px wide.
  • Description. Enter a general description detailing the institution and what it offers.
  • Role and key persons. Describe the institutions role in the MicroWine network, highlighting the ESR projects in which it will be involved and the associated member(s) of staff.
  • Research facilities, infrastructure and equipment. Present details of the practical facilities, infrastructure and equipment that this institution offers.

After entering the above information, you can save the new institution. A URL for the page will be generated automatically in the format 'consortium/[institution name/title]'.

News item

News items are intended to keep visitors to the website informed of recent developments. They appear in two different forms - a shortened version with a thumbnail image in the homepage news feed (and in the Archive); a full version on its own page with a full sized image, accessed by clicking on the title of a news item in the homepage or archive feeds.

News items are much like basic pages, and they offer similar fields:

  • Title. A title for the news item, which will appear as the header in the homepage/archive feeds.
  • Image. An image can be uploaded to accompany a news item - this will appear at 400px wide on the news item page itself, and as a thumbnail in the homepage/archive feeds.
  • Body. The 'Body' field has two elements that can be filled out. The first is accessed by clicking the 'Edit summary' link next to the 'Body' box heading. You should enter a short summary of the news item here - this will appear in the homepage/archive feeds. The main 'Body' field is where the news item's full content should be entered - this will be visible only on the news item page itself. If nothing is entered in the 'Summary' field, the first 200 characters from the 'Body' field will be used (followed by a '...').

The URLs for items are automatically-assigned, based on the item title and the date created. They are also given the prefix '/news/'. These URLs can be changed (see URLs), but it is not recommended unless the URL is especially long, unwieldy or unrepresentative.

When news items are displayed on the homepage blog feed or the news archive, the news item is displayed alongside the thumbnail image and the date the item was created. It is possible to change the date the item was created. On the Create/Edit screen for the news item in question, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the 'Authoring information' tab on the left-hand side. Simply alter the 'Authored on' date - the date format is YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS, so ensure you stick to this!

Rotating banner image

Additional images can be added to the rotating banner at the top of each page (if there's only one image available, the banner will not, of course, rotate!). You will need to complete the following fields:

  • Title. An identifying title for the image. This title will not be visible publicly and is only used for identifying the image in the 'Find content' screen.
  • Image. Upload the image itself from your computer by clicking the 'Browse' button and finding the file. Uploaded images will be automatically resized and cropped to 1000 x 200 pixels to fit the required space - usually taking a thin strip across the centre of a normal-sized image. It is therefore a good idea to resize the image to roughly the right dimensions prior to upload - you can then be sure which bit will be visible!

You can also alter the order in which the rotating banner images appear. Each image has an 'order' number associated with it - '1' will appear first, followed by subsequent numbers. To view or change a rotating image's order, find the image by going to the 'Find content' facility (accessible via the Administration Panel at the top of each page). Click the 'edit' click on the right-hand side for the image in question, scroll to the bottom and find the 'Order' tab. If you wish to change it, click the tab, choose a new order number and click 'Save' at the bottom of the screen.

Note: Be aware that changing the order of an image will mean that subsequent images must also be changed to reflect this - this is unfortunately not done automatically!


This content type is related to the creation of the Recruitment form and can be ignored for other pruposes.