A to Z page guidelines

A to Z pages allow you to create a list of content ordered alphabetically.

As a content editor or approver, you can add A to Z pages yourself, as long as there are no child pages underneath.

Example of an A to Z page with title, short description and link:

Screenshot of A to Z page template on education.nsw website.
Image: A to Z template

See this page in action on education.nsw. Go to the Department contacts page.

Page features

Description

  • The page description will automatically appear at the top of the page. You're limited to 150 characters including spaces, and no HTML code.

Menu

  • The alphabetical menu at the top of the page automatically populates based on the page content.
  • If a letter has no content associated with it, it will not receive a hyperlink.

Link

  • Links will automatically appear in alphabetical order based on the first character. There is no way to manually reorder these items.
  • If the link is to a page outside education.nsw.gov.au, the 'external link' icon will appear.

Description

  • If you've used the link and description style, you can include description text up to 400 characters including spaces.
  • If you need to include hyperlinks including email addresses in your description, note that HTML code counts as characters.

Call-out box

  • You can include a call-out box at the end of your A to Z page if you need to convey more information or a call to action.

Page guidelines

Do

  • Keep link titles to no more than 60 characters including spaces.
  • Follow the Content style guide for consistency - especially for contact details.

Don't

  • Don't use a lead paragraph on these pages. Instead, your page description will automatically display at the top of the page.
  • Don't use the A to Z page template on any pages that have children. Your user won't be able to navigate to them.
  • Don't use more than one short call-out box at the bottom of the page.

How-to guides

Learn how to create and edit an A to Z page using our guides:

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