The Flexibility of Flexible Content!
Here at DBD we’re big fans of using flexible content in the WordPress sites we build. Flexible content is a powerful, and well… flexible tool!
We understand that you won’t always know exactly what content you’ll want on your website, or what you will want to add in the future; but having an adaptable system like flexible content allows you to add whatever content you need, when you need it.
What is Flexible Content?
Flexible content panels offer unmatched versatility allowing you to choose from multiple panel layouts to best suit your content needs; from any combination of text, images, videos, buttons and CTAs. The page is a blank canvas to which you can add any number of panels, in any order.
Why should I use Flexible Content?
A great feature of flexible content is that all the content added is automatically styled in line with the rest of your site. Giving clients the autonomy to edit and add to their own websites, engaging only with content rather than design decisions, is a real bonus. Flexible content is a much safer, and quality controlled alternative to page builders which appear to offer similar levels of flexibility at face value. However the code generated by such page builders is often of questionable quality and reliability, and can result in a number of repercussions later down the line; from SEO issues to unnecessarily slow site speeds.
The main benefit of flexible content is essentially the level of control you have over your own page layouts. You choose the panel and layout that best suits your content requirements. The simple ‘drag & drop’ interface for ordering content keeps everything straightforward and intuitive; allowing you to move panels around to display content in your desired order. There’s no cap or limit either – add as many content panels as required. Add, edit and delete text, images and rich media to your heart’s content!
Flexible content is not only versatile, it’s also incredibly easy to use! There are just 4 simple steps to follow.
1. Add your new panel to your page
2. Select a layout to suit your content
3. Add content
4. Reorder content panels as desired
And that’s it! It really is that straightforward. If you’re interested in flexible content or have another web project in mind, feel free to get in touch with us to discuss further.