Templates and componentsOur content is delivered through a content management system (CMS) called SilverStripe. Each page in the CMS must have a template and each template is made up of components.
We develop, edit and approve content in a tool called GatherContent. For each component below, there are instructions for how to mark it up in GatherContent so the content loader knows how to format it once it’s added to the CMS.
Every content page on the Practice Centre must use 1 of 3 content templates, depending on the information to be presented.
- topic template if the content contains a process or overview of a subject
- policy template if the content is a new policy
- section template if you're adding a new section of content with pages underneath it.
Components are the pieces that make up a template. Each template has a set of default components and other optional components that can be added when needed.
Components include page summaries, accordions and note boxes.