Snippets are a type of reusable content that once placed on a page, become part of the page's code. The snippet is then edited via the WYSIWYG editor on the page without affecting the original snippet. Snippets are often used for pieces of content with specific formatting, such as tables, buttons, and displaying quotes or images. By using snippets, consistent formatting can be ensured across pages.
Snippet creation is accessible to Level 9 and 10 admins and is accessible via Content > Snippets. Learn more about snippet creation.
Using Snippets On Pages
To insert a snippet on a page you are editing:
- While in the WYSIWYG Editor, select the Insert Snippet icon. (JustEdit) (Classic)
- The Choose Snippet modal will appear.
From the top dropdown, you can select which category of snippets you would like to view. You can also filter the snippets by name. Select a snippet from the list on the left to see a preview of it on the right. Note that not all of the styling will render in this preview.
- Click Insert to place the snippet on the page. You can now see more of how the snippet will display. Fill
it out as desired with content.
Note: This is an example snippet; the snippets on your website will be unique to your design. If you need additional help filling out a snippet, contact an administrator at your institution.
- Once you have finished adding content into the snippet, save your changes and exit the WYSIWYG editor to see how it will display.
Alternatively, while editing a page you can use the Snippets Gadget to drag and drop a snippet into place.