Your homepage promoted content area allows you to promote three different aspects of your department, or make frequently accessed content readily available. Most departments use the promoted content area for information that is ongoing and doesn't need to be updated regularly. For example, communication.unca.edu has a promoted content block for project requests, as that is a primary function of the Communication & Marketing Office. You can have three and only three promoted content blocks display on your homepage.
Adding Promoted Content Blocks
Each block that appears in your promoted content area is created from a page on your website. To add a block, don't edit your homepage; instead, edit the page you want to add (or create it if it's a new page).
- Make sure the page has a title, caption and representative image. These are required elements the system will use to create the block.
- Go to the Homepage Promotions tab and check the box to add this page to the 3-block promotions on your homepage.
- Change the text of the Learn More button (optional). This is the orange button that links to the page the slide is based on. By default, the button will say Learn More, but you may want the button text to read Submit the Application, Register Now, Join Us, etc. depending on the content of the page.
- Be sure to click Save at the bottom of the page.
Removing a Slide
Edit the page you want to remove, uncheck the box next to "Include this page in your homepage promotions" and save.
It is possible to create a block that links to a page on another website. For example, you may want to create a block that links to an application hosted on another website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to set one of these up, and we'll walk you through the process.