Style Guide

This page contains examples of design patterns that can be created in WordPress. These are intended for use on the 'Top Level Page' template which spans the full width of the page. If you would like to use any of these patterns you can view this page in the admin and copy/paste the blocks into the page you would like to use them in.

Two Column Section

This block can have different background colours. The block is made up of a column block that has been ‘grouped’. The next block is an example of one with a background colour.

Three Column Section

This is an example of a section that contains a three column block.

Column One

Donec fringilla aliquam libero et laoreet. Praesent nec sagittis nibh. Phasellus ac sagittis odio.

Column Two

Consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec fringilla aliquam libero et laoreet. Praesent nec sagittis nibh. Phasellus ac sagittis odio.

Column Three

Dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Donec fringilla aliquam libero et laoreet.


Booklist shortcode example

You can add a booklist to sections by using the shortcode with an array of book IDs.

Illustrated navy coins falling.

£81 billion a year in lost earnings and welfare spending due to low levels of literacy.

Four icons of people. One of them is white, while the other three are navy.

1 in 4 children don’t reach the expected level of reading by the age of 11

You can add a block to display the latest news. This uses the shortcode ‘latest_posts’. The shortcode has options for limit and also programme. The example below is set to a limit of 3 and programme summer-reading-challenge. This will show the 3 latest posts that have Summer Reading Challenge tagged as the programme.

A graphic reads 'Ready, Set. Read!'. There are illustrations of children on either sides of the words, and an illustration of a cat underneath the words.

Summer Reading Challenge: Reach and Engagement 2023

The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge: ‘Ready, Set, Read!’, delivered in partnership with libraries and the Youth Sport Trust, once again brought the fun and benefits of reading to families across the UK.


The Reading Agency

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