1. What is a rich text panel?

Rich text panels provide a flexible and unstructured way to add content to panel pages.

Rich text panels can contain text and non-text content like images, videos and tables. You can insert and format content using the WYSIWYG editor.

Use a rich text panel when:

  • you have static or informational content to include in a panel page – particularly longer sections of text
  • the content can't be structured to fit into another panel type.

A rich text panel shouldn't be used when:

  • another panel type or content type will provide the structure, format or functionality required for the content.
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2. How to create a rich text panel

Rich text panels can be created by:

  • site builders.

Use the in-place editor to create a rich text panel:

  1. Click 'Customize this page' in the black Drupal menu at the bottom of the page, and then click the plus icon (+) in the blue box at the top of page.
  2. Select 'UQ' from the side menu, and then click 'Rich text'.
  3. Enter a title to help page editors identify the panel. This title won't appear on the page.
  4. Enter the content for the panel. Use the WYSIWYG editor to format the content and insert non-text content, such as images and tables.
  5. Click 'Finish' to add the rich text panel to the page.
  6. Apply the section style to the panel to finalise the layout.
  7. Click 'Save' in the black Drupal menu at the bottom of the page to publish the changes.
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3. How to edit a rich text panel

Rich text panels can be edited by:

  • editors
  • site coordinators
  • site builders.

Follow the instructions for editing panels on panel pages to edit existing rich text panels. Use the WYSIWYG editor to format the content and insert non-text content, such as images and tables.

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4. Best practice

  • If you are copying and pasting text from a Word document into a rich text panel, use the 'paste from Word' button in the WYSIWYG editor. This will remove unnecessary formatting that may cause the content to display incorrectly.
  • Use basic pages and structured pages for medium and long content pages. Rich text should only be used for small sections of content on panel pages.
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5. Fields

Field name

Required field?

Function

Title

No

Administrative title to help page editors identify the panel. This title won't appear on the page.

Body

Yes

Content for the panel.

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