The Featured Content Block Element allows you to use existing content and feature a page, post, media file, faculty/staff member, or documents page and highlight it on another page. You can also create custom content using the Featured Content Block. For instructions on adding the Featured Content Block Page Element to a page, see https://kb.wisc.edu/wiscwebcms/page.php?id=69026.
Using Existing Content with the Feature Content Block will create a link to the page and pull in the Excerpt from the page to display. This is very useful when you want to reuse links to the same content in multiple locations. Because the Excerpt is attached to the page, it gets reused through the site. Updating the Excerpt will update that content everywhere it is used on the site.
Featured Content Block is available in One, Two, and Three Column Content Layouts. See the examples below on how you might use this Page Element on your site.
One Column Layout
You can create custom content as a Featured Content Block. You might used this for an important, short-term announcement, or as an easy to edit message to timely information, as it changes throughout the semester. Adding a link will make the title a clickable link.
Two Column Layout
The image on the right is another example of how a Featured Content Block can be used. You can insert an image or a file, and a link to the file is automatically created. The excerpt for that image or file is automatically populated beneath the link. The image above the link is manually added as part of the Featured Content Block.
Instructors from eight UW System schools and more than a dozen other colleges and universities take part in a Small World Initiative (SWI) workshop inside the Discover Lab at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discover (WID) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Jan. 9, 2018.
Three Column Layout
UW students sing Varsity during halftime of the UW Badgers men's basketball game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Jan. 20, 2015. Wisconsin won the game 82-50.
As dusk falls to night, a man relaxes and takes in the view of a Lake Mendota peer and boats in the mooring field near a recently-renovated section of the Memorial Union Terrace at the University of Wisconsin-Madison following a spring sunset on June 2, 2016.
The workshop provides the student instructors experience in real-world laboratory techniques while they search for soil-dwelling bacteria that might produce the next antibiotic.