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Interstitial Panel

The Interstitial panel is intended to add a large image and engaging text between other panels on a page.

Interstitial Panel Guidelines

  • Use the interstitial panel between other panels on a page.
  • The interstitial panel should not be used as the first panel on a page. The panel consists of a large image with no text above it and can make it difficult for users to determine what the page is about when used as the first panel on a page. For a better user experience, use the interstitial panel between other panels or at the bottom of the page.
  • Follow all Image and Media Requirements and Best Practices.
  • Review the Recommendations for Accessible Panels page to learn more about requirements for headings, images, links, and media published in this panel.
  • Use of this panel for an undocumented purpose or in a non-standard way is discouraged and may not be supported.

How to Configure the Interstitial Panel

  • In the WordPress editor, select Add a New Panel or Live Preview.
  • Select the “Interstitial” panel.
  • Title: This is a text field. Content entered here will appear as the panel header text.
  • Description: This is a WYSIWYG field. This content should be kept brief for design purposes.
  • Background Image: Selected image as the panel background. Optimal image size is 1600px x 826px.
  • Image Caption: This is an optional text input field. This content appears on the bottom left third of the image. Content should be kept brief for design purposes.
  • Call to Action Link: If you include a call to action button, type the URL and add a label.


  • Custom Language: The default language is English. Language options that will generate markup signifying that content as being in the selected language.
  • Layout: The default selection is two-columns. Choices include one column or two columns, and placing the title and text above or below the image.
  • Title Size: Test the page using different screen sizes (desktop, laptop, phone, etc.) and select Large or Normal title size as appropriate for your title content.
  • Background: Default selection is white. The choices are white, orange, blue, or grey light. This selection extends full browser/screen width behind all panel content.
You can provide an image caption.

Example Interstitial Panel

This is the description field for the interstitial panel. Keep this content brief for design purposes.

Optional Call to Action
Boise Skyline

Alternative Interstitial Panel Layout

One state, three research institutions, and twelve graduate student competitors set the scene for the statewide Three Minute Thesis competition on Feb. 23. The third-annual statewide competition challenged graduate students from Boise State University, Idaho State University, and University of Idaho to present their scholarship in three minutes or less. A panel of judges from the Boise community awarded two of the three awards to graduate students from Boise State University. In addition, the audience voted for a graduate student from Boise State for the audience choice award.

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