Styles

Page template

Use this template to keep your pages consistent with the rest of GOV.UK.

This page template combines the boilerplate markup and components needed for a basic GOV.UK page. It includes:

  • JavaScript that adds a .js-enabled class, which is required by components with JavaScript behaviour
  • the skip link, header and footer components
  • the favicon, and other related theme icons

In the examples provided, we show both HTML and Nunjucks.

You can use the HTML examples if you are not able to use Nunjucks. If you use HTML you’ll need to update it manually when new versions are released.

If you’re using Nunjucks you can get this page template by installing GOV.UK Frontend. You’ll get updates to the page template when we update GOV.UK Frontend.

Default

This example shows the minimum required for a GOV.UK page.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" class="govuk-template ">

<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>GOV.UK - The best place to find government services and information</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, viewport-fit=cover">
  <meta name="theme-color" content="#0b0c0c">

  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

  <link rel="shortcut icon" sizes="16x16 32x32 48x48" href="/assets/images/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
  <link rel="mask-icon" href="/assets/images/govuk-mask-icon.svg" color="#0b0c0c">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/assets/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon-180x180.png">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="167x167" href="/assets/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon-167x167.png">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="152x152" href="/assets/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon-152x152.png">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/assets/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon.png">

  <!--[if !IE 8]><!-->
  <link href="/govuk-frontend/govuk/all.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <!--<![endif]-->

  <!--[if IE 8]>
    <link href="/govuk-frontend/all-ie8.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <![endif]-->

  <!--[if lt IE 9]>
    <script src="/html5-shiv/html5shiv.js"></script>
  <![endif]-->

  <meta property="og:image" content="/assets/images/govuk-opengraph-image.png">
</head>

<body class="govuk-template__body ">
  <script>
    document.body.className = ((document.body.className) ? document.body.className + ' js-enabled' : 'js-enabled');

  </script>

  <a href="#main-content" class="govuk-skip-link">Skip to main content</a>

  <header class="govuk-header " role="banner" data-module="govuk-header">
    <div class="govuk-header__container govuk-width-container">
      <div class="govuk-header__logo">
        <a href="/" class="govuk-header__link govuk-header__link--homepage">
          <span class="govuk-header__logotype">
            <svg aria-hidden="true" focusable="false" class="govuk-header__logotype-crown" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 132 97" height="30" width="36">
              <path fill="currentColor" fill-rule="evenodd" d="M25 30.2c3.5 1.5 7.7-.2 9.1-3.7 1.5-3.6-.2-7.8-3.9-9.2-3.6-1.4-7.6.3-9.1 3.9-1.4 3.5.3 7.5 3.9 9zM9 39.5c3.6 1.5 7.8-.2 9.2-3.7 1.5-3.6-.2-7.8-3.9-9.1-3.6-1.5-7.6.2-9.1 3.8-1.4 3.5.3 7.5 3.8 9zM4.4 57.2c3.5 1.5 7.7-.2 9.1-3.8 1.5-3.6-.2-7.7-3.9-9.1-3.5-1.5-7.6.3-9.1 3.8-1.4 3.5.3 7.6 3.9 9.1zm38.3-21.4c3.5 1.5 7.7-.2 9.1-3.8 1.5-3.6-.2-7.7-3.9-9.1-3.6-1.5-7.6.3-9.1 3.8-1.3 3.6.4 7.7 3.9 9.1zm64.4-5.6c-3.6 1.5-7.8-.2-9.1-3.7-1.5-3.6.2-7.8 3.8-9.2 3.6-1.4 7.7.3 9.2 3.9 1.3 3.5-.4 7.5-3.9 9zm15.9 9.3c-3.6 1.5-7.7-.2-9.1-3.7-1.5-3.6.2-7.8 3.7-9.1 3.6-1.5 7.7.2 9.2 3.8 1.5 3.5-.3 7.5-3.8 9zm4.7 17.7c-3.6 1.5-7.8-.2-9.2-3.8-1.5-3.6.2-7.7 3.9-9.1 3.6-1.5 7.7.3 9.2 3.8 1.3 3.5-.4 7.6-3.9 9.1zM89.3 35.8c-3.6 1.5-7.8-.2-9.2-3.8-1.4-3.6.2-7.7 3.9-9.1 3.6-1.5 7.7.3 9.2 3.8 1.4 3.6-.3 7.7-3.9 9.1zM69.7 17.7l8.9 4.7V9.3l-8.9 2.8c-.2-.3-.5-.6-.9-.9L72.4 0H59.6l3.5 11.2c-.3.3-.6.5-.9.9l-8.8-2.8v13.1l8.8-4.7c.3.3.6.7.9.9l-5 15.4v.1c-.2.8-.4 1.6-.4 2.4 0 4.1 3.1 7.5 7 8.1h.2c.3 0 .7.1 1 .1.4 0 .7 0 1-.1h.2c4-.6 7.1-4.1 7.1-8.1 0-.8-.1-1.7-.4-2.4V34l-5.1-15.4c.4-.2.7-.6 1-.9zM66 92.8c16.9 0 32.8 1.1 47.1 3.2 4-16.9 8.9-26.7 14-33.5l-9.6-3.4c1 4.9 1.1 7.2 0 10.2-1.5-1.4-3-4.3-4.2-8.7L108.6 76c2.8-2 5-3.2 7.5-3.3-4.4 9.4-10 11.9-13.6 11.2-4.3-.8-6.3-4.6-5.6-7.9 1-4.7 5.7-5.9 8-.5 4.3-8.7-3-11.4-7.6-8.8 7.1-7.2 7.9-13.5 2.1-21.1-8 6.1-8.1 12.3-4.5 20.8-4.7-5.4-12.1-2.5-9.5 6.2 3.4-5.2 7.9-2 7.2 3.1-.6 4.3-6.4 7.8-13.5 7.2-10.3-.9-10.9-8-11.2-13.8 2.5-.5 7.1 1.8 11 7.3L80.2 60c-4.1 4.4-8 5.3-12.3 5.4 1.4-4.4 8-11.6 8-11.6H55.5s6.4 7.2 7.9 11.6c-4.2-.1-8-1-12.3-5.4l1.4 16.4c3.9-5.5 8.5-7.7 10.9-7.3-.3 5.8-.9 12.8-11.1 13.8-7.2.6-12.9-2.9-13.5-7.2-.7-5 3.8-8.3 7.1-3.1 2.7-8.7-4.6-11.6-9.4-6.2 3.7-8.5 3.6-14.7-4.6-20.8-5.8 7.6-5 13.9 2.2 21.1-4.7-2.6-11.9.1-7.7 8.8 2.3-5.5 7.1-4.2 8.1.5.7 3.3-1.3 7.1-5.7 7.9-3.5.7-9-1.8-13.5-11.2 2.5.1 4.7 1.3 7.5 3.3l-4.7-15.4c-1.2 4.4-2.7 7.2-4.3 8.7-1.1-3-.9-5.3 0-10.2l-9.5 3.4c5 6.9 9.9 16.7 14 33.5 14.8-2.1 30.8-3.2 47.7-3.2z"></path>
              <image src="/assets/images/govuk-logotype-crown.png" xlink:href="data:," display="none" class="govuk-header__logotype-crown-fallback-image" width="36" height="32"></image>
            </svg>
            <span class="govuk-header__logotype-text">
              GOV.UK
            </span>
          </span>
        </a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </header>

  <div class="govuk-width-container ">
    <main class="govuk-main-wrapper " id="main-content" role="main">
      <h1 class="govuk-heading-xl">Default page template</h1>
    </main>
  </div>

  <footer class="govuk-footer " role="contentinfo">
    <div class="govuk-width-container ">
      <div class="govuk-footer__meta">
        <div class="govuk-footer__meta-item govuk-footer__meta-item--grow">

          <svg aria-hidden="true" focusable="false" class="govuk-footer__licence-logo" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 483.2 195.7" height="17" width="41">
            <path fill="currentColor" d="M421.5 142.8V.1l-50.7 32.3v161.1h112.4v-50.7zm-122.3-9.6A47.12 47.12 0 0 1 221 97.8c0-26 21.1-47.1 47.1-47.1 16.7 0 31.4 8.7 39.7 21.8l42.7-27.2A97.63 97.63 0 0 0 268.1 0c-36.5 0-68.3 20.1-85.1 49.7A98 98 0 0 0 97.8 0C43.9 0 0 43.9 0 97.8s43.9 97.8 97.8 97.8c36.5 0 68.3-20.1 85.1-49.7a97.76 97.76 0 0 0 149.6 25.4l19.4 22.2h3v-87.8h-80l24.3 27.5zM97.8 145c-26 0-47.1-21.1-47.1-47.1s21.1-47.1 47.1-47.1 47.2 21 47.2 47S123.8 145 97.8 145" />
          </svg>
          <span class="govuk-footer__licence-description">
            All content is available under the
            <a class="govuk-footer__link" href="https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/" rel="license">Open Government Licence v3.0</a>, except where otherwise stated
          </span>
        </div>
        <div class="govuk-footer__meta-item">
          <a class="govuk-footer__link govuk-footer__copyright-logo" href="https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/re-using-public-sector-information/uk-government-licensing-framework/crown-copyright/">© Crown copyright</a>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </footer>

  <script src="/govuk-frontend/all.js"></script>
  <script>
    window.GOVUKFrontend.initAll()

  </script>
</body>

</html>
{% block head %}
  <!--[if !IE 8]><!-->
    <link href="/govuk-frontend/govuk/all.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <!--<![endif]-->

  {# For Internet Explorer 8, you need to compile specific stylesheet #}
  {# see https://frontend.design-system.service.gov.uk/supporting-ie8/#support-internet-explorer-8 #}
  <!--[if IE 8]>
    <link href="/govuk-frontend/all-ie8.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <![endif]-->

  {# For older browsers to allow them to recognise HTML5 elements such as `<header>` #}
  <!--[if lt IE 9]>
    <script src="/html5-shiv/html5shiv.js"></script>
  <![endif]-->
{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
  <h1 class="govuk-heading-xl">Default page template</h1>
{% endblock %}

{% block bodyEnd %}
  {# Run JavaScript at end of the <body>, to avoid blocking the initial render. #}
  <script src="/govuk-frontend/all.js"></script>
  <script>window.GOVUKFrontend.initAll()</script>
{% endblock %}

Customised page template

You can customise the page template, for example, by adding a service name and navigation or adding a block before the main container to include a back link or phase banner.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" class="govuk-template app-html-class">

<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>GOV.UK - Customised page template</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, viewport-fit=cover">
  <meta name="theme-color" content="blue">

  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

  <link rel="shortcut icon" sizes="16x16 32x32 48x48" href="/images/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
  <link rel="mask-icon" href="/images/govuk-mask-icon.svg" color="blue">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon-180x180.png">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="167x167" href="/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon-167x167.png">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="152x152" href="/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon-152x152.png">
  <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/images/govuk-apple-touch-icon.png">

  <!--[if !IE 8]><!-->
  <link href="/govuk-frontend/all.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <!--<![endif]-->

  <!--[if IE 8]>
    <link href="/govuk-frontend/all-ie8.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <![endif]-->

  <!--[if lt IE 9]>
    <script src="/html5-shiv/html5shiv.js"></script>
  <![endif]-->

  <meta property="og:image" content="&lt;YOUR-DOMAIN&gt;/images/govuk-opengraph-image.png">
</head>

<body class="govuk-template__body app-body-class" data-test="My value" data-other="report:details">
  <script>
    document.body.className = ((document.body.className) ? document.body.className + ' js-enabled' : 'js-enabled');

  </script>
  <div class="govuk-cookie-banner " role="region" aria-label="Cookies on [name of service]">
    <div class="govuk-cookie-banner__message govuk-width-container">

      <div class="govuk-grid-row">
        <div class="govuk-grid-column-two-thirds">
          <h2 class="govuk-cookie-banner__heading govuk-heading-m">Cookies on [name of service]</h2>

          <div class="govuk-cookie-banner__content">
            <p>We use some essential cookies to make this service work.</p>
            <p>We'd also like to use analytics cookies so we can understand how you use the service and make improvements.</p>
          </div>
        </div>
      </div>

      <div class="govuk-button-group">
        <button value="accept" type="button" name="cookies" class="govuk-button" data-module="govuk-button">
          Accept analytics cookies
        </button>
        <button value="reject" type="button" name="cookies" class="govuk-button" data-module="govuk-button">
          Reject analytics cookies
        </button>
        <a class="govuk-link" href="#">View cookies</a>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>

  <a href="#main-content" class="govuk-skip-link">Skip to main content</a>

  <header class="govuk-header " role="banner" data-module="govuk-header">
    <div class="govuk-header__container app-width-container">
      <div class="govuk-header__logo">
        <a href="#" class="govuk-header__link govuk-header__link--homepage">
          <span class="govuk-header__logotype">
            <svg aria-hidden="true" focusable="false" class="govuk-header__logotype-crown" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 132 97" height="30" width="36">
              <path fill="currentColor" fill-rule="evenodd" d="M25 30.2c3.5 1.5 7.7-.2 9.1-3.7 1.5-3.6-.2-7.8-3.9-9.2-3.6-1.4-7.6.3-9.1 3.9-1.4 3.5.3 7.5 3.9 9zM9 39.5c3.6 1.5 7.8-.2 9.2-3.7 1.5-3.6-.2-7.8-3.9-9.1-3.6-1.5-7.6.2-9.1 3.8-1.4 3.5.3 7.5 3.8 9zM4.4 57.2c3.5 1.5 7.7-.2 9.1-3.8 1.5-3.6-.2-7.7-3.9-9.1-3.5-1.5-7.6.3-9.1 3.8-1.4 3.5.3 7.6 3.9 9.1zm38.3-21.4c3.5 1.5 7.7-.2 9.1-3.8 1.5-3.6-.2-7.7-3.9-9.1-3.6-1.5-7.6.3-9.1 3.8-1.3 3.6.4 7.7 3.9 9.1zm64.4-5.6c-3.6 1.5-7.8-.2-9.1-3.7-1.5-3.6.2-7.8 3.8-9.2 3.6-1.4 7.7.3 9.2 3.9 1.3 3.5-.4 7.5-3.9 9zm15.9 9.3c-3.6 1.5-7.7-.2-9.1-3.7-1.5-3.6.2-7.8 3.7-9.1 3.6-1.5 7.7.2 9.2 3.8 1.5 3.5-.3 7.5-3.8 9zm4.7 17.7c-3.6 1.5-7.8-.2-9.2-3.8-1.5-3.6.2-7.7 3.9-9.1 3.6-1.5 7.7.3 9.2 3.8 1.3 3.5-.4 7.6-3.9 9.1zM89.3 35.8c-3.6 1.5-7.8-.2-9.2-3.8-1.4-3.6.2-7.7 3.9-9.1 3.6-1.5 7.7.3 9.2 3.8 1.4 3.6-.3 7.7-3.9 9.1zM69.7 17.7l8.9 4.7V9.3l-8.9 2.8c-.2-.3-.5-.6-.9-.9L72.4 0H59.6l3.5 11.2c-.3.3-.6.5-.9.9l-8.8-2.8v13.1l8.8-4.7c.3.3.6.7.9.9l-5 15.4v.1c-.2.8-.4 1.6-.4 2.4 0 4.1 3.1 7.5 7 8.1h.2c.3 0 .7.1 1 .1.4 0 .7 0 1-.1h.2c4-.6 7.1-4.1 7.1-8.1 0-.8-.1-1.7-.4-2.4V34l-5.1-15.4c.4-.2.7-.6 1-.9zM66 92.8c16.9 0 32.8 1.1 47.1 3.2 4-16.9 8.9-26.7 14-33.5l-9.6-3.4c1 4.9 1.1 7.2 0 10.2-1.5-1.4-3-4.3-4.2-8.7L108.6 76c2.8-2 5-3.2 7.5-3.3-4.4 9.4-10 11.9-13.6 11.2-4.3-.8-6.3-4.6-5.6-7.9 1-4.7 5.7-5.9 8-.5 4.3-8.7-3-11.4-7.6-8.8 7.1-7.2 7.9-13.5 2.1-21.1-8 6.1-8.1 12.3-4.5 20.8-4.7-5.4-12.1-2.5-9.5 6.2 3.4-5.2 7.9-2 7.2 3.1-.6 4.3-6.4 7.8-13.5 7.2-10.3-.9-10.9-8-11.2-13.8 2.5-.5 7.1 1.8 11 7.3L80.2 60c-4.1 4.4-8 5.3-12.3 5.4 1.4-4.4 8-11.6 8-11.6H55.5s6.4 7.2 7.9 11.6c-4.2-.1-8-1-12.3-5.4l1.4 16.4c3.9-5.5 8.5-7.7 10.9-7.3-.3 5.8-.9 12.8-11.1 13.8-7.2.6-12.9-2.9-13.5-7.2-.7-5 3.8-8.3 7.1-3.1 2.7-8.7-4.6-11.6-9.4-6.2 3.7-8.5 3.6-14.7-4.6-20.8-5.8 7.6-5 13.9 2.2 21.1-4.7-2.6-11.9.1-7.7 8.8 2.3-5.5 7.1-4.2 8.1.5.7 3.3-1.3 7.1-5.7 7.9-3.5.7-9-1.8-13.5-11.2 2.5.1 4.7 1.3 7.5 3.3l-4.7-15.4c-1.2 4.4-2.7 7.2-4.3 8.7-1.1-3-.9-5.3 0-10.2l-9.5 3.4c5 6.9 9.9 16.7 14 33.5 14.8-2.1 30.8-3.2 47.7-3.2z"></path>
              <image src="/assets/images/govuk-logotype-crown.png" xlink:href="data:," display="none" class="govuk-header__logotype-crown-fallback-image" width="36" height="32"></image>
            </svg>
            <span class="govuk-header__logotype-text">
              GOV.UK
            </span>
          </span>
        </a>
      </div>
      <div class="govuk-header__content">
        <a href="#" class="govuk-header__link govuk-header__link--service-name">
          Service name
        </a>
        <button type="button" class="govuk-header__menu-button govuk-js-header-toggle" aria-controls="navigation" aria-label="Show or hide navigation menu">Menu</button>
        <nav>
          <ul id="navigation" class="govuk-header__navigation " aria-label="Navigation menu">
            <li class="govuk-header__navigation-item govuk-header__navigation-item--active">
              <a class="govuk-header__link" href="#1">
                Navigation item 1
              </a>
            </li>
            <li class="govuk-header__navigation-item">
              <a class="govuk-header__link" href="#2">
                Navigation item 2
              </a>
            </li>
            <li class="govuk-header__navigation-item">
              <a class="govuk-header__link" href="#3">
                Navigation item 3
              </a>
            </li>
          </ul>
        </nav>
      </div>
    </div>
  </header>

  <div class="govuk-width-container app-width-container">
    <div class="govuk-phase-banner">
      <p class="govuk-phase-banner__content">
        <strong class="govuk-tag govuk-phase-banner__content__tag">
      alpha
    </strong>
        <span class="govuk-phase-banner__text">
          This is a new service – your <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.
        </span>
      </p>
    </div>

    <a href="#" class="govuk-back-link">Back</a>

    <main class="govuk-main-wrapper app-main-class" id="main-content" role="main">
      <h1 class="govuk-heading-xl">Customised page template</h1>
    </main>
  </div>

  <footer class="govuk-footer " role="contentinfo">
    <div class="govuk-width-container ">
      <div class="govuk-footer__meta">
        <div class="govuk-footer__meta-item govuk-footer__meta-item--grow">
          <h2 class="govuk-visually-hidden">Support links</h2>
          <ul class="govuk-footer__inline-list">
            <li class="govuk-footer__inline-list-item">
              <a class="govuk-footer__link" href="#1">
                Help
              </a>
            </li>
            <li class="govuk-footer__inline-list-item">
              <a class="govuk-footer__link" href="#2">
                Cookies
              </a>
            </li>
            <li class="govuk-footer__inline-list-item">
              <a class="govuk-footer__link" href="#3">
                Contact
              </a>
            </li>
            <li class="govuk-footer__inline-list-item">
              <a class="govuk-footer__link" href="#4">
                Terms and conditions
              </a>
            </li>
          </ul>

          <svg aria-hidden="true" focusable="false" class="govuk-footer__licence-logo" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 483.2 195.7" height="17" width="41">
            <path fill="currentColor" d="M421.5 142.8V.1l-50.7 32.3v161.1h112.4v-50.7zm-122.3-9.6A47.12 47.12 0 0 1 221 97.8c0-26 21.1-47.1 47.1-47.1 16.7 0 31.4 8.7 39.7 21.8l42.7-27.2A97.63 97.63 0 0 0 268.1 0c-36.5 0-68.3 20.1-85.1 49.7A98 98 0 0 0 97.8 0C43.9 0 0 43.9 0 97.8s43.9 97.8 97.8 97.8c36.5 0 68.3-20.1 85.1-49.7a97.76 97.76 0 0 0 149.6 25.4l19.4 22.2h3v-87.8h-80l24.3 27.5zM97.8 145c-26 0-47.1-21.1-47.1-47.1s21.1-47.1 47.1-47.1 47.2 21 47.2 47S123.8 145 97.8 145" />
          </svg>
          <span class="govuk-footer__licence-description">
            All content is available under the
            <a class="govuk-footer__link" href="https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/" rel="license">Open Government Licence v3.0</a>, except where otherwise stated
          </span>
        </div>
        <div class="govuk-footer__meta-item">
          <a class="govuk-footer__link govuk-footer__copyright-logo" href="https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/information-management/re-using-public-sector-information/uk-government-licensing-framework/crown-copyright/">© Crown copyright</a>
        </div>
      </div>
    </div>
  </footer>

  <script src="/govuk-frontend/all.js"></script>
</body>

</html>
{# Example that changes every setting in the template #}

{% from "govuk/components/back-link/macro.njk" import govukBackLink %}
{% from "govuk/components/cookie-banner/macro.njk" import govukCookieBanner %}
{% from "govuk/components/skip-link/macro.njk" import govukSkipLink %}
{% from "govuk/components/header/macro.njk" import govukHeader %}
{% from "govuk/components/phase-banner/macro.njk" import govukPhaseBanner %}
{% from "govuk/components/footer/macro.njk" import govukFooter %}

{% set htmlClasses = "app-html-class" %}
{% set htmlLang = "en" %}
{% set assetPath = "" %}
{% set assetUrl = "<YOUR-DOMAIN>" %}
{% set themeColor = "blue" %}
{% set bodyClasses = "app-body-class" %}
{% set bodyAttributes = {
  'data-test': 'My value',
  'data-other': 'report:details'
} %}
{% set containerClasses = "app-width-container" %}

{% block pageTitle %}GOV.UK - Customised page template{% endblock %}

{% block headIcons %}
    {{ super() }}
{% endblock %}

{% block head %}
  <!--[if !IE 8]><!-->
    <link href="/govuk-frontend/all.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <!--<![endif]-->

  {# For Internet Explorer 8, you need to compile specific stylesheet #}
  {# see https://frontend.design-system.service.gov.uk/supporting-ie8/#support-internet-explorer-8 #}
  <!--[if IE 8]>
    <link href="/govuk-frontend/all-ie8.css" rel="stylesheet">
  <![endif]-->

  {# For older browsers to allow them to recognise HTML5 elements such as `<header>` #}
  <!--[if lt IE 9]>
    <script src="/html5-shiv/html5shiv.js"></script>
  <![endif]-->
{% endblock %}

{% block bodyStart %}
  {{ govukCookieBanner({
    ariaLabel: "Cookies on [name of service]",
    messages: [
      {
        headingText: "Cookies on [name of service]",
        html: "<p>We use some essential cookies to make this service work.</p>
               <p>We'd also like to use analytics cookies so we can understand how you use the service and make improvements.</p>",
        actions: [
          {
            text: "Accept analytics cookies",
            type: "button",
            name: "cookies",
            value: "accept"
          },
          {
            text: "Reject analytics cookies",
            type: "button",
            name: "cookies",
            value: "reject"
          },
          {
            text: "View cookies",
            href: "#"
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  }) }}
{% endblock %}

{% block skipLink %}
  {{ govukSkipLink({
    href: "#main-content",
    text: "Skip to main content"
  }) }}
{% endblock %}

{% block header %}
  {{ govukHeader({
    homepageUrl: "#",
    containerClasses: "app-width-container",
    serviceName: "Service name",
    serviceUrl: "#",
    navigation: [
      {
        href: "#1",
        text: "Navigation item 1",
        active: true
      },
      {
        href: "#2",
        text: "Navigation item 2"
      },
      {
        href: "#3",
        text: "Navigation item 3"
      }
    ]
  }) }}
{% endblock %}

{% set mainClasses = "app-main-class" %}

{% block main %}
  {{ super() }}
{% endblock %}

{% block beforeContent %}
  {{ govukPhaseBanner({
    tag: {
      text: "alpha"
    },
    html: 'This is a new service – your <a class="govuk-link" href="#">feedback</a> will help us to improve it.'
  }) }}
  {{ govukBackLink({
    href: "#",
    text: "Back"
  }) }}
{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
  <h1 class="govuk-heading-xl">Customised page template</h1>
{% endblock %}

{% block footer %}
  {{ govukFooter({
    meta: {
      items: [
        {
          href: "#1",
          text: "Help"
        },
        {
          href: "#2",
          text: "Cookies"
        },
        {
          href: "#3",
          text: "Contact"
        },
        {
          href: "#4",
          text: "Terms and conditions"
        }
      ]
    }
  }) }}
{% endblock %}

{% block bodyEnd %}
  <script src="/govuk-frontend/all.js"></script>
{% endblock %}

Changing template content

If you’re using Nunjucks, you can change the template’s content using options.

How you set an option depends on whether it’s a ‘variable’ option or a ‘block’ option.

To set a ‘variable’ option, use set to pass in a single value or string. For example, to add a class to the <body> element using the bodyClasses option:

{% set bodyClasses = "EXAMPLE-CLASS" %}

To set a ‘block’ option, use block to pass in a multiline value or HTML markup. For example, to add a block of HTML before the closing element in the page template using the bodyEnd option:

{% block bodyEnd %}
  <div>
     <p>Example text</p>
  </div>
{% endblock %}

To change the components that are included in the page template by default, set their equivalent blocks. For example:

{% block header %}
  {{ govukHeader ({
    homepageUrl: "/custom-url"
  }) }}
{% endblock %}

Options

Options that you can use with the page template
Option name Option type Description
assetPath Variable Specify a path to the GOV.UK Frontend assets (icons, images, font files).
assetUrl Variable Set the domain for the Open Graph meta tag image asset. If you need to use both your own domain and your own image path and filename, add <meta property="og:image" content="YOUR-ABSOLUTE-URL"> inside the head block instead of using `assetUrl`.
beforeContent Block Add content that needs to appear outside <main> element.
For example: The back link component, phase banner component.
bodyAttributes Variable Add attributes to the <body> element. Add each attribute and its value in the bodyAttributes object.
bodyClasses Variable Add a class to the <body> element.
bodyEnd Block Add content just before the closing </body> element.
bodyStart Block Add content after the opening <body> element.
For example: The cookie banner component.
containerClasses Variable Add a class to the container. This is useful if you want to make the page wrapper a fixed width.
content Block Add content that needs to appear centered in the <main> element.
footer Block Override the default footer component.
head Block Add additional items inside the <head> element.
For example: <meta name="description" content="My page description">
header Block Override the default header component.
headIcons Block Override the default icons used for GOV.UK branded pages.
For example: <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
htmlClasses Variable Add a class to the <html> element.
htmlLang Variable Set the language of the whole document. If your <title> and <main> element are in a different language to the rest of the page, use htmlLang to set the language of the rest of the page.
main Block Override the main section of the page, which by default wraps the <main> element, beforeContent block and content block.
mainClasses Variable Add a class to the <main> element.
mainLang Variable Set the language of the <main> element if it's different to htmlLang.
pageTitle Block Override the default page title (<title> element).
pageTitleLang Variable Set the language of the <title> element if it's different to htmlLang.
skipLink Block Override the default skip link component.
themeColor Variable Set the toolbar colour on some devices.

Exploded view of the page template block areas

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