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Introduction to the Starter Kit site structure

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Sector Starter kit

The Starter Kit includes a homepage, hierarchical pages sorted into menus and site sections, a news section, and a resource library. This guide provides an overview of the site structure and what content should go where.

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Site structure

This high-level sitemap (in the form of a card sort) describes the basic structure of the Sector Starter Kit out of the box.


Card sort diagram with annotations.

Graphic - Sector Starter Kit card sort diagram with annotations 


 

Homepage 

This high-level homepage wireframe lists the content elements that are surfaced on the homepage.


Wireframe diagram with annotations.

Sector Starter Kit - High-level homepage wireframe 


Content types

In Sector, content is grouped into content types. A content type defines how and where a content item (a node) is displayed.

Sector Starter Kit

Sector content types and their uses
Content type Use for... Demo content
Page

Pages in a hierarchical menu. Pages can store the main introductory and informational content of a site (front-loaded information). 

Hierarchies should be kept flat - do not bury content in level 4 subpages, or deeper! Instead, transfer content to fact sheets, manuals and guidance materials, then add them to your resource library. You can add links to resources on the high-level pages. 

Pages can switch between page variant templates - standard page, section entry page, and homepage.

demo.sector.nz/section/sector-standard-page-sample
Promotion

Promoting a link to content (on your site or another site). Promotions are used as short promotional content teasers. 

Promotional tiles can be added to the homepage.

demo.sector.nz
News

Information and updates which will be published frequently and become less relevant over time. If content is relevant over a longer period of time, it should be a resource in the resource library.

News items are displayed on the news landing page, in the news archive, and in ‘Latest news’ on the homepage.

demo.sector.nz/news/news-content-sample
Resource

Information that users can refer to over time. Everything that your users need to know in detail should be a resource, e.g. fact sheets, manuals and guidance materials. 

Resources are displayed on the resources landing page and in ‘Latest resources’ on the homepage.

demo.sector.nz/resources/resource-content-sample

Sector add-ons

Next to the features and functionality provided by the Sector D8 Starter Kit, Sector D8 includes am ever growing number of Sector add-ons - have a look at what add-ons are available

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Our Sector 9 Roadmap is out!

With the release for Drupal 9 coming closer, we have now published our Sector 9 Roadmap.

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