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Typecase for Content manual

Instructions for using our publishing platform, Typecase, to create effective content for the University website.

Start using Typecase

Before you begin, find out how Typecase works, learn the basics of structured content, and understand how to choose the correct content type for your web page.

Creating structured content

Understand what structured content is, why it's important for our users, and how to create effectively structured content on the University website.

Creating a page in Typecase

How to set up a page on the University website, including adding labels, writing titles and summaries, and publishing content.

Planning and maintaining content

Everyone who creates content on the University website is responsible for making sure it is factually correct, meets our editorial standards, and is maintained over its life cycle. Find out how to look after your content.

Reviewing web content

Why you must review other people's changes to web pages and what to look for before you or a colleague publishes them on the University website.

Building promotional and marketing pages

Use the Event and Campaign content types to promote opportunities to your audiences.

Creating stories

Tell a story about a person, activity, or development at the University using the Case study and Project content types.

Describing processes and tasks

Use the Form, Guide, and Service start content types to help users complete a task.

Providing factual information

Use Announcements, Publications, Corporate information, Legal information, and Location pages to share detailed information on the University website.

Creating a profile

You can create a profile page for a team or a member of staff at the University using the Person and Team profile content types.

Using curated pages

Use Topics and Landing pages to collate your content. If you're part of the Communications or Digital Content teams, find out about updating the Staff and Student landing pages and the University homepage.

Understanding and building website navigation

Navigation sections and filtered lists help users find the web pages they need. Learn how to create and update them.

Creating a filtered list in Typecase

Filtered lists allow our website users to browse through pages that have one or more common features. Find out how filtered lists work and how to create them.

Formatting content in Typecase

Understand how to use Markdown to correctly format content in Typecase. You can use it to add headings, tables, links, lists, and other formatting to your pages.

Adding images and videos to the website

Understand best practice for finding, commissioning, editing, and publishing images and videos for the University website.

Typecase user access and glossary

Find out about the different levels of user access in Typecase and refer to our glossary for definitions of Typecase terminology.

Typecase glossary

A glossary of terms used in Typecase to help you understand their definitions and uses.

About Typecase

The University Publishing platform, Typecase, is built around three key principles:

  • ease of use
  • seamless reuse of content
  • building for future use

Contact us

If you have any questions about using Typecase or publishing on the University website, get in touch.