Sector Promotions offer a flexible content type to create and place ad-style promotions throughout your site. As part of the Sector Starter Kit, promotions are placed on the homepage, and this guide explains how to add and edit them.
Visit the Sector online demo to see sample promotions on the homepage
Steps in this guide
To add a promotion, use the AdminUI toolbar and navigate to Content > Add content > Promotion
This takes you to a node edit form for a promotion.
Select a 'promotion category' from the dropdown list ( 1 ). Out of the box, 'Promotional tiles' is used for the tiles on the homepage.
Add a teaser image ( 2 ) to be displayed above the title, body text, and link. You can learn more about teaser images in Adding banner and teaser images.
In the 'Body' field, you can add the main text of your promotion. For a promotion, the text formatting you can do is limited as you will only be adding a short snippet of text.
A promotion is promoting a piece of content, so you need to fill in the URL and link text fields ( 3 ) to link to this content. This can be for content on your site, or on another site.
The standard node settings (e.g. authoring information) are at the side of the node edit form. You can learn more about these settings in Changing standard node settings.
To display your promotion on your site, you will need to save it, then add it to the relevant entityqueue aka subqueue - see Working with entityqueues.
A promotion isn't a node in the same way that other content is, so there isn't an option to preview it. Instead, you will need to check what the promotion looks like on your site once you have added it to a queue. You may want to alter the body or link text if it doesn’t fit well when displayed in the frontend.
Need to make more changes to the homepage?
To learn how to edit other elements on the homepage, see Editing the homepage.