Modules are part of page structure, which means you can define them anywhere in the content hierarchy. Referring to the Content Hierarchy Diagram, most large-scale publications define page structure at the global, site, and section levels.

The following diagram illustrates a typical page structure for a blog site. Within the main section there are six modules: two above the blog post, two below, and two to the side.


Examples of Module Placement

Another use for modules is in section pages—pages that are media-rich tables of contents to items within the section. A good example of a section page is at Inspire Confidence’s Most Inspiring.


This section page has four modules:

  • The top module is rich text containing a single graphic. This module serves as the section title.
  • The second module is a list of videos related to nature.
  • The third module is a list of videos related to the military.
  • The fourth module is a list of videos related to hope.

These modules are stacked on top of each other.

For examples of incorporating modules into common page layouts, see Recipes.