Brightspot CMS User Guide

Adding modules to a layout


This topic explains how to add modules to the layout of your assets at the global level, site level, section level, and asset level. For more information on these distinctions, see Module placement.

To add modules to a layout:

  1. Do one of the following:
    To add modules to the layout... Start by...
    At the global level
    1. Click menu> Admin > Sites & Settings > Sites > Global.
    2. Under Front-End, expand Layout.
    At the site level
    1. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
    2. In the Sites list, select the site to which you would like to add a module to the layout.
    3. Under Front-End, expand Layout.
    At the section level
    1. Search for and open the asset to which you want to add a module to the layout, or create a new asset. In this case, the asset must be a section, blog, or podcast. For details, see Module placement.
    2. Select the Overrides tab.
    3. Expand Layout Overrides.
    At the asset level
    1. Search for and open the asset to which you want to add a module to the layout, or create a new asset.
    2. Select the Overrides tab.
    3. Expand Layout Overrides.
  2. Scroll down to the Above, Aside, and Below lists for the module’s position. For an illustration of these positions, see Above, Aside, and Below layout blocks.
  3. From one of the drop-down lists, select one of the available options. For an explanation of these options, see Above, Aside, and Below layout blocks.
  4. Click add_circle_outline to open the module picker, and select a module to insert into a layout block.
  5. Repeat step 4 to add additional modules to a layout block.
  6. Do one of the following:
    1. If adding a module to the layout at the global or site levels: Click Save.
    2. If adding a module to the layout at the asset level: Complete your site's workflow and publish the asset.
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