Content Type Overview

The KU CMS offers a number of Content Types. Content types provide a variety of functionality for KU CMS websites.

Advanced Content Type — an complex but flexible content type that offers

  • pre-built layout controls to organize and format content
  • content tailored to a user based on his/her audience type, geolocation, and browser viewport size
  • per-page slideshow and sidebar block creation

Contact Page — displays a Google Map of your location and contact information for your office and is linked in your site footer

Degree - add a degree — degrees are a two-step process: first the degree is first established/defined on the site with the Degree - add a degree content type

Degree - general content — the second step of the degree process: detailed information about the degree is added and assigned to the degree with the Degree - General content content type

General content page — a basic, simple page type that will be used for most of the pages on your website

Homepage — the original 2012 CMS Homepage content type featuring a slide show area, a top content area and two lower content areas

KU Homepage featuring full-width image — the 2017 KU Brand homepage which features a full-width hero image and two layout options

News - cherry pick a KU News article — pulls news articles from and displays them on your site

News — news local to your site but can be submitted to the KU News service from within the content type form

Person Profile — provides a standard format for displaying information about faculty, staff and students across KU websites — the information can be pulled from Faculty Pro, if the individual is a tenured or tenure track faculty member, or can be entered manually

Slide/Gallery image — slides or gallery images are created individually using a common tag to group the slides or images together into a slideshow or gallery, then the slideshow is placed on a page using token code

Webform — non-secure web pages that contain form elements used to collect data from the visitors to your site

CMS Help

If you are experiencing a critical issue with your live website, please contact the IT Customer Service Center at 864-8080 or

For questions on CMS policy, look & feel, and all other issues, please visit our help page.

Please contact web services at 864-6415 or for help with your site

Online help can be found under the How-To's section of this website.