Content Types

The ACF website uses a series of content types — templates that define how content is structured and displays on the site. Each one has it's own requirements and purpose. 

Choosing the right content type is important to making sure your information is easily found and displayed -- especially in the resource library.  Our site no longer uses taxonomy terms to categorize "type" so, understanding the different use cases for each content type is critical to helping users find content.

The Article/News content type is for timely announcements or articles about ACF programs, initiatives, or mission-driven efforts.

The Bio content type is to feature biographical information about ACF leadership and staff.

The Blog Post content type is for blog posts only. Use this content type if there is an active blog on your site.

The Budget content type provides information about the ACF operating budget and funded priorities; used primarily by the Office of Legislative Affairs & Budget (OLAB).

The Carousel Item content type appears on site homepages to prominently feature content of interest to your audience.

The Contact Information content type lists programs, partner or other stakeholder contacts.

The data content type allows you to share data and create graphs and charts that display data and statistics using the High Charts/EasyChart  integration.

Use the Event content type when you want to create a listing for an event intended for external audiences e.g. grantees, partners or public attendees.

The Fact Sheet content type provides target audiences with compelling information and overviews about ACF programs, initiatives, campaigns, and other mission-related topics.

Use this content type to organize and display content in a question and answer format to provide responses to frequent or anticipated questions  about your programs, initiatives, grants or other business operations.

The Form content type features relevant forms and related instructions that support ACF programs or grants.

This content type is enabled for sites that have migrated to the responsive design. It uses a series of modules or "jars" to customize how content is presented.

Your home page provides a first impression of your program office. Home page content needs to be clear, engaging, and contextualizing.

The infographic content type allows you to feature a collection of illustrations, charts, and minimal text for an easy-to-understand overview of a topic.

The Landing Page content type creates a structured high-level page to display dynamic views (feeds) or groups of related content on a topic with context. This page usually connects to more detailed internal pages.

The Law & Regulation content type features legislation, statutes, rules or regulations related to administering ACF grants, initiatives, or programs.

The Map content type creates customizable maps featuring data and information by state or ACF regions.

Media, formerly referred to as "assets", allows you to enhance your content with visual, audio, and other document files that support your subject matter and messaging strategies. 

The Newsletter content type creates customizable newsletters for offices to feature various site content or embed structured newsletters from external newsletter platforms. It can also produce an HTML output for email distribution.

The Outreach Material content type features various communication products like brochures, posters, widgets, and videos to promote information and public awareness.

The Page content type is for static site content. It is used mainly for internal, informational pages, but is also flexible and can be used in other creative ways.

The Podcast content type features spoken, audio episodes focused on a specific topic or theme (original content) intended for subscription or download via podcasting platforms.

The Policy & Guidance content type features official documents that clarify how ACF understands and implements existing laws and regulations. It includes documents like program instructions, instructional memos, dear colleague letters, and other guidance to administer ACF grants and programs.

The Project content type is describes a specific OPRE project often associated with broader OPRE research topics. Projects display on topic landing pages and project indexes once published.

The Quick Fact content type presents individual facts or statistics with an image or stylized text. Quick facts can display an image, title, number, summary, and body text.

The report content type is a structured landing page that displays a visually appealing, plain-language overview of ACF research. Use for research publications, briefs, Annual/Congressional reports, and analysis.

The Success Story content type features stories that highlight the positive impact of ACF programs.

The testimony content type features remarks given by ACF officials/staff before Congress.

A Topic describes an OPRE research portfolio on a broad subject area (e.g. Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care). Topics can contain multiple projects.

The TTA content type allows you to feature resources intended to provide training and technical support to grantees/partners/stakeholders. This includes things like webinars, tutorials, and guides etc.