Content Sequence Block - Simple

Simple content sequence

Display a time-based sequence of content such as important dates or milestones. Simple Content Sequence blocks may display either horizontally or vertically on a page. 

Note: you must enable the Content Sequence bundle to use this block.

Demo: Content Sequence


Create a Content Sequence

  1. Go to the Shortcuts toolbar and select Blocks.
  2. Click on Add Block at the top of the page.
  3. Select Content Sequence from the list of options.

Configure Simple Content Sequence

  1. Label: a name used to uniquely identify the block.
  2. Title (optional): this displays above the Content Sequence block when placed on a page.
  3. Display: select Simple Horizontal or Simple Vertical from the Display drop-down (Advanced Timeline is covered in another tutorial). 
  4. Advanced Settings: these fields only apply to advanced timelines (see the Advanced Timeline tutorial).

Add Sequence Content

Each content sequence section is called a Slide. A basic sequence would consist of the required elements which are titles and body content. Adding images and videos are optional.

  1. Scroll down to the Sequence Content section.
  2. Title tab: enter the the Title (required) and Link (optional). 
  3. Content tab: enter the body content (required). If the body content is left blank you will receive an error message when you save the block. 
    1. Image: you may add an image. Upload the image and provide alternative text (files must be less than 256 MB. Allowed file types: png, gif, jpg, jpeg. Images must be smaller than 2000x2000 pixels.)
    2. Video: you may add a video to the slide. Enter the url of a Vimeo or YouTube video.

      Note: Videos have priority. If you uploaded an image and already have a video URL on a slide, the video will display on the slide and not the image.

  4. Group tab: this field only apply to advanced timelines (see the Advanced Timeline tutorial).
  5. Date tab: dates and times are optional for simple timelines. You may add a unique name to each slide such as "Step One" in the Display Date field. If you leave the Display Date field empty the sequence items are numbered.
  6. Click Add another item to add more slides.
  7. Click Save.

Place Simple Content Sequence

Content Sequence blocks work just like other blocks and can be placed in one of the various  Content/Layout Regions on the site page.

Related: How to Place Blocks