Getting Started: 1. Gallery Boxes

LibGuides instructions and help for the staff of Columbia University Libraries.

Gallery Box Example

Gallery Box Example

Different Types of Boxes

Add & Edit Boxes

Click to learn more about each type of box:

1. Gallery Boxes 

2. Tabbed Boxes

3. Profile Boxes (no longer used)

4. Standard Boxes

Copying Boxes

To learn about copying boxes, see the "Reuse Content" page.

Reordering Boxes

Want to move a box from the bottom of the column to the top? Or want to move it to a different column altogether?

  • In the light grey bar beneath the tabs, click "Page."
  • In the drop-down menu under "Reorder / Move," select "Boxes."
  • Drag and drop boxes where you want them to go.
  • Click "Save." 

About Gallery Boxes

Gallery boxes display images--you have the option of adding links and/or captions that appear on top of the images.

There are examples of gallery boxes to the left and below this box.

Creating a Gallery Box

  • Once you're on a guide page, click a blue "Add a Box" link where you want to add the box. Where these appear depends on your page layout
  • A pop-up window will appear: choose whether you want to "Create New Box" or "Reuse Existing Box." 
    • Just like creating a new page, "Create New Box" creates an empty box.
    • Just like copying an existing page, "Reuse Existing Box" copies an existing box from 1) one of your guides or 2) another CUL guide.
  • If you create a new box, next you will choose the box type; for this example, we'll choose a gallery box.
  • Position: this lets you choose where in the column this box will appear, relative to other boxes in that column. 
  • Draft Mode: allows you to leave this box un-viewable (in a published guide) while you edit it. Don't forget to update and make this box viewable when the content is complete!
  • When you're done, select "Save." 

Gallery Box Example

Newsboy Strike

from "Joseph Pulitzer and The World," an online exhibit

The World Building

from "Joseph Pulitzer and The World," an online exhibit