Using Context is a powerful way to manage multiple display actions on a site. For example, use context to add and display reusable blocks of content on your site.

Some examples of using context are:

Note: you must enable the Advanced Design bundle or Advanced Layout bundle to use context.


Navigate to the Context Overview Page

  1. Go to the Express toolbar and select Structure.
  2. Select Context from the list of options.
  3. Click + Add to create a new context.

Add Context


Configure Context Fields

  1. Name (required): the name must be all lowercase and contain no spaces.
  2. Tag (optional): if you create a lot of contexts, this will help organize them on the context overview page.
  3. Description (optional): this will describe the context on the overview page.

Context fields


Add a Condition

Create a condition for your context. An example would be to select Path to create a context for a specific page, such as placing a block on that page. Enter the node number in the path field.

Related: Find the node number of content .

Common Conditions:

  • Menu: use to create a reaction for pages under a certain menu section of the site.
  • Node type: use to create a reaction for a particular content type such as articles.
  • Taxonomy: use to create a reaction for site content that is tagged in some way.
  • Path: use to create a reaction for particular pages on a site.



Add a Reaction

Add a reaction for the condition. For example, you can add specific blocks to a page, a page title image or hide a region.

Common Reactions:

  • Backstretch: use to place an image behind the site content that will fill the browser space.
  • Blocks: use to place blocks in certain sections or on specific pages of the site.
  • Breadcrumbs: typically used to create breadcrumb navigation for person or articles nodes.
  • Social Media Share Links: choose which pages the social share links will display.
  • Page Title Image: use to place an image behind the page title.



Save the Context

Scroll to the bottom and click Save.