The 2 column general content block is used to create a section highlighting two areas. Unlike the 2 column colour block, these columns don't act as links, they can simply contain text content, using standard formatting.

There is the option to have these with a colour background or with a white background (black text). See both options below.

Images can be added to each block to illustrate the information you are promoting.

If you have more than one area on a page which you want to draw your users attention to, you can have more that one block on any one page.

Here are live examples

First set of blocks have the Use colour option ticked and the second set do not.

Take a look at how it works and then 'give it a try' by following the instructions below.

This is the block title

Bessemer building

First column title

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

  • Sed eget ipsum dui.
  • Donec vehicula et tortor nec varius.
  • Nunc sit amet fringilla nulla, in ultricies nisi.
  • Fusce eros nisi, volutpat nec mollis quis, ultricies at urna.
  • Aenean pulvinar dui sed consequat pharetra.
  • Aliquam viverra interdum convallis.
  • Aliquam magna metus, tincidunt auctor est tristique, euismod fermentum urna.
  • Sed nec lorem a eros tempor egestas eu in purus.
Library building

Second column title

Ut vulputate molestie sem, at sodales ligula feugiat non. Pellentesque quis libero leo. Suspendisse potenti.

  • Morbi enim dui, condimentum non vulputate nec, dignissim non sem.
  • Proin rhoncus augue at quam gravida, in consequat felis hendrerit.

Nam finibus eu lacus nec egestas. Ut sodales rutrum risus, quis maximus tortor iaculis at. Etiam venenatis pretium magna elementum posuere. Quisque pulvinar, elit sed eleifend sollicitudin, dolor ligula placerat justo, ac volutpat sapien urna nec sapien. Praesent egestas tincidunt dignissim.

 

This is the block title

Bessemer building

First column title

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

  • Sed eget ipsum dui.
  • Donec vehicula et tortor nec varius.
  • Nunc sit amet fringilla nulla, in ultricies nisi.
  • Fusce eros nisi, volutpat nec mollis quis, ultricies at urna.
  • Aenean pulvinar dui sed consequat pharetra.
  • Aliquam viverra interdum convallis.
  • Aliquam magna metus, tincidunt auctor est tristique, euismod fermentum urna.
  • Sed nec lorem a eros tempor egestas eu in purus.
Library building

Second column title

Ut vulputate molestie sem, at sodales ligula feugiat non. Pellentesque quis libero leo. Suspendisse potenti.

  • Morbi enim dui, condimentum non vulputate nec, dignissim non sem.
  • Proin rhoncus augue at quam gravida, in consequat felis hendrerit.

Nam finibus eu lacus nec egestas. Ut sodales rutrum risus, quis maximus tortor iaculis at. Etiam venenatis pretium magna elementum posuere. Quisque pulvinar, elit sed eleifend sollicitudin, dolor ligula placerat justo, ac volutpat sapien urna nec sapien. Praesent egestas tincidunt dignissim.

 

Give it a try 

1. Add a 2 column general content block content type to the relevant page in your site structure. (Find out how to add a content type to a section).

2. A form with a number of fields will appear. Each of these fields relates to a particular component of your 2 column general content block, fill in the form, example below:

NB: You have to enter information for both columns.

Field title What should I do? Is it compulsory?
Name* Name the block and give it a concise description e.g. 2columnblock-training. Yes
Block Title* This title will be shown above the entire block, if switched on with the field below. Otherwise it will be an 'invisible' screenreader only heading and will ensure your page has and H2 Yes
Show block title Ticking this box will make the heading show to all users, not just screenreaders No
Use colour? Uncheck the box if you want to use a white background Yes
Column 1 Image Choose an image for this column.
Minimum image size of 687 x 440 pixels
If you add an image you must add an 'Alt text' describing what is contained in the image. This is an accessibility requirement.
No
Column1 Title Insert a title for this column No
Column 1 Content* Insert the content you want to show in this column Yes 

4. Click Add & Approve to save