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Customizing your project descriptions with the Content Builder
Customize project descriptions with a drag-and-drop interface. Incorporate flexible layouts, multimedia content and third-party embeds
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Written by Joost Vandenbroele
Updated over a week ago

Our new Content Builder is the perfect solution to tell your story and connect with your community. You can now customize project descriptions with flexible layouts, multi-media content, and third-party embeds to make the engagement process interactive and immersive.

With more flexibilities in the project description we are opening up a new dimension - you can add presentation slides, co-edit on documents, or even do a quick survey before the engagement process, give news updates, and so many more.

Note: The Content Builder is only available for project descriptions for now.

We have made it incredibly easy to use the Content Builder with a clean drag-and-drop interface. You can use our sections to kick off projects quickly or create your own project description that is bespoke for your project. Here is how you can do it -

For how you can embed third-party content; please visit this page.

How to enter the Content Builder

To use the Content Builder in your project you need to go to the back-end of your project > click "Description" > switch "Use content builder for description" on > click on the link "Edit description in content builder". You'll then be directed to a completely different page: the Content Builder.

Sections, Layout, and Content

On the left of the Content Builder, you'll see a menu that consists of 3 parts: sections, layout, and content. In each of these parts, there are items you can drag and drop to the middle of the screen to use them. The differences between; section, layout, and content are explained in detail below.

If you want to edit a part of a section you just dragged and dropped to use, for instance, to add an image or edit the text, click on the part you want to edit - the editor will pop up on the right-hand side of the screen.

You can also adjust how the different blocks of a section are arranged, or if no longer needed, you can delete the block.

How to use sections

Sections are templated options designed for you. At the moment there are two sections available: 'Image & Text Cards' and 'Info & accordions'.

The section "Image & text cards" consist of 3 items where you can add an image and a description. This option can be used to show different designs for instance where you want to give some more information.

The section "Info and accordions" consists of the main description part and 3 text fields that are designed as a drop-down menu or accordion. This option can be particularly useful if you want to describe different parts of a project

When you picked one of the two options, you can still edit them by changing the layout or adding other content.

How to choose the layout

If you use the Content Builder and want to start from scratch, you start by dragging different columns to the middle of the screen. You can choose between 2 or 3 columns and if you want multiple rows of columns, you can add white space to make sure the alignment of the rows is exactly how you want it. You can even drag and drop columns into a column 🤯

How to add and edit content

Once you have decided how many columns you want in your project description and dragged them into place, you can start with filling up the columns. There are a couple of options you can choose to create content with:

  • Text - for textual descriptions of your project

  • Image - for visual descriptions of your project

  • Embed - to embed third-party services into your project

  • About box - provides the details of the project such as dates, participants, etc.

  • Accordion - expandable content section to add a large amount of content

Embed offers numerous opportunities for you to connect with third-party service providers such as YouTube, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tableau and so many more. Please read our support article for embedding to find out more about what you can embed and how.

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