For example, the panel on the right of the screenshot below is used on each one of the pages to which it offers links, but it only needs to be maintained in one place - the snippet - instead of on each individual page:

screenshot showing snippet use

Editing an existing snippet

how to identify a snippet
In the page which is displaying the contenty of a snippet, the edit window will show something like this:

Use the Media Browser button (indicated by the red box) to navigate to the snippet itself, following the five steps shown below:

find and open the snippet

Then click Edit file, so that you can update it.

edit snippet button

When done, you should Save the snippet. At this point, the snippet has been updated, and will appear in its new form in all the pages that display it. This means you should not Submit it, as this would insert an additional instance on the page you started at (though as you can see, this is how you can add a new snippet to a page):

screenshot showing that snippet has already updated, so don't click Submit

Other possible use cases include:

  • Closing dates for applications to things, which need to appear on several pages
  • Names of people who fill particular roles for a limited time, e.g.:
    Head of CRMAnne Other
    and on a different page:
    • For more information about this year's CRM event, contact Anne Other
      - where the name, 'Anne Other', is the only content of a snippet called, say, <Head of CRM.snippet>

Snippets can contain formatting (bold, headings etc.), and images and other type of content.