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BENTO GRID MODULE

How to configure the Bento Grid module with advanced content

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BENTO GRID MODULE

Create unique content configurations on your web pages using our Bento Grid module with advanced content features.

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Page Speed Impact

LOW

The Bento Grid Module itself will not have a significant impact on page speed. However, when used towards or in the viewport it may cause some content layout shifts (CLS).

MEDIUM

The content contained within your Bento Grid Module may affect your page speed. Large images and videos will affect load times. Elements like CTAs and Menus will also require additional HubSpot scripts to be loaded. 

An image background can also impact page performance.

TIPS

Convert images to WebP where possible to meet criteria to serve images in next-gen format.

To reduce image file sizes without losing quality, use TinyPNG to compress your images (JPG, PNG, WebP).

Vector images (SVG) also help keep file sizes to a minimum and can be used for graphics like logos and icons.

We recommend reviewing our full performance guide here to fully optimize your POWER theme for speed.

FAQ

What is the Bento Grid Module used for?

The Bento Grid Module adds an even greater layer of customization and functionality to your web pages. Allowing you to mix & match various content types in a unified design. Think of it as an Advanced Mega Menu for your page content.

Need help getting started? 

To help make things easier for you to get started with our Bento Module, we have created 9 section templates using this module. Find out how to add section templates to your HubSpot CMS pages here

Setup Instructions

 

Intro to Title

The smaller text above the title; can be left blank to hide on the page.

Title

The main heading for the section; can be left blank to hide on the page.

Title - Header Type

Choice of H1, H2, H3, or H4. This is how Google will determine the heading type. This does not control the formatting of the font, there is a separate setting under Style → Title Size to determine how the heading will display.

Description

You can add any amount of body text here or it can be left blank to hide on the page.

 

Layout of your Bento Grid Module

The layout of the Bento Grid Module is based on a 12-column grid, this allows for the most flexible layout to work with a variety of content elements and design layouts.

If you're not familiar with a 12-column grid in design, imagine 12 columns in a spreadsheet and you get to pick how many of those columns should be included in each of the content columns.

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For example, if you want your content to have 2 columns, you could divide the 12 columns out to have 3 and 9, 4 and 8, 6 and 6, 8 and 4, or 9 and 3. These numbers form the width of the two columns where your content will go.

Within each column, you can create groups of content within a wrapper. The wrapper allows you to apply style and layout settings to unify the contents and create rows within the columns. You can have multiple contents in a wrapper, and multiple wrappers in a column.

Components of the Bento Grid Module

Use these links to jump to the corresponding configuration settings below.

Bento Grid Module = The overall structure of your module contained within the HubSpot CMS. This determines the placement of this content on your CMS page.

Wrapper(s) = a grouping of content within a column. Your wrappers will contain your content and determine how your content is split across your module. 

Content(s) = choice of content type to be added to the wrapper; at least 1 per wrapper. Each piece of content will be contained within your wrapper and can consist of multiple different content types (such as icons, images, text, etc.).

Column(s) = the main structure of the Bento Grid Module; The amount of columns a module can display is based on the device window size. The module will be 12 columns wide on large desktops, 9 on smaller desktops, 6 on tablets, and 3 on mobile by default. The width of your content within your columns is dependent on your settings and if you have "Auto Fill Gaps" enabled.

 

Choosing your Bento Grid Module Layout

Use these links to jump to the corresponding style settings below.

Bento Grid Module Style = overall style of the Bento Grid Module, the background here is the furthest layer back

Wrapper Style = style settings for individual wrappers within a column, this layer is on top of the Column and all content within the wrapper sits on top of the wrapper styles

Module Options

Bento Grid Module → Layout

The layout menu will allow you to configure the overall layout of your content module and how your wrappers will be displayed within the columns. 

Bento Grid Module → Layout → Columns

This section will allow you to set how many columns your module will have within different screen sizes. You can set specific columns for Desktop, Small Desktop, Tablet, and Mobile. For more information about the column layout see the layout section.  

Bento Grid Module → Layout → Auto Fill Gaps

If this is activated, the last piece of content in your column or row will fill the rest of the blank space within your module. 

Bento Grid Module → Layout → Grid Gaps

This sets the horizontal spacing between each of your content elements. 

Bento Grid Module → Layout → Width of Content

Choice of Content Width or Full Width.

If set to full width, the module spans the whole window width. If set to content width, the module spans only the content area width. 

Bento Grid Module → Layout → Padding Top & Bottom

This will set the padding at the top and bottom of your module.

Bento Grid Module → Layout → Margin Top & Bottom

This will set the margin at the top and bottom of your module.

 

Module Style Settings

Bento Grid Module → Style

Here you can set the style settings for your Bento Grid Module.

Bento Grid Module → Style → Color Scheme. 

Here you can set the color scheme for your module. Color schemes are defined within your theme settings

Bento Grid Module → Style → Title Styles - Text

If set to default your title style will inherit your theme settings default title styles. Here you can choose to also overwrite the default with a specific color or gradient. 

Bento Grid Module → Style → Title Style - Background

Here you can set a specific color or gradient as the background of your module title.

Bento Grid Module → Style → Title Styles/Sizes

Within these options, you can set a style, background, and size (h1, h2, h3 etc) for each of your titles. 

Bento Grid Module → Style → Section Box Shadow

Here you can set a box shadow around your module to create a sense of visual depth.

Bento Grid Module → Style → Wrapper Border Radius

Here you can set curved borders (border radius) on each of your wrappers. The checkbox will allow you to enable this and the field below this will allow you to set how curved this will be. The higher the pixel number the more curved these corners will be. Additionally, this can be controlled on the wrapper level per wrapper.

Bento Grid Module → Style → Wrapper Box Shadow

This will set a box shadow for your wrappers. Additionally, this can be controlled on the wrapper level per wrapper.

Bento Grid Module → Style → Background

Here you can set a background color, image, video, or gradient for your module. 

 

Configuring a Wrapper

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s)

A wrapper is how you will group items within the column and allow you to apply additional styling. You can create multiple wrappers per column to separate content, but you will need at least one wrapper to add content to the column.

Wrappers will be placed next to each other until the row is filled respecting your column layout. New rows are created automatically. 

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Internal Name

If left blank the Internal Name will default to "Wrapper(s) 1, and continue in sequential order for each wrapper in the column.

We recommend adding a name for your sanity.

Jump to Content settings ↓

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Link

This will set a link covering the entire wrapper section of your module. Any content placed inside this wrapper will link to this content. IMPORTANT: If a link is placed in this section, individual content links will break the layout. Links inside of links are not allowed due to HTML specifications.

You can choose to link to an external URL, HubSpot Content, files, Email addresses, Phone numbers, a HubSpot Pop-up CTA, or a HubSpot Blog post. You can also set your link to open in a new window and include a no-follow tag if required for SEO. 

If you wish to use an anchor link to link to a section on the same page, you can enter your anchor tag in the "Use Internal URL instead" section.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Layout

Here you can set your Column and Row sizing and alignment for your wrapper.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Layout → Column Span

The Column Span will determine how many columns your wrapper will span. This can range from 2-12 columns. A desktop module will display up to 12 columns, Tablet will display 9 and a Mobile will display 3 columns in width by default. The column layout is based on a 12-column grid. Below you can see some examples of column configurations.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Layout → Row Span

The row span will determine the vertical space this wrapper will take up within your layout. The number of rows is influenced by the chosen grid and the number of wrappers. This only takes effect in layouts with multiple rows.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Layout → Custom Height

Here you can override the Row height for this wrapper and set a custom height for this wrapper. Please be aware that this can create empty spaces in your layout. Try to use Row Span as much as possible and only set a static height where it is needed, e.g. for wrappers that have a background image without content and span the whole width.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Layout → Alignment Horizontal/Vertical

Choice of Left, Center, or Right for horizontal or Top, Middle or Bottom for vertical.  

This is how you would like the content to align within the wrapper.

 

Wrapper Style Settings

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style

The style settings for the Wrapper apply to the entirety of the wrapper; each wrapper can be styled independently otherwise the style settings from the Column will be inherited.

Wrapper styles are layered on top of the Column styles, which are layered on top of Bento Grid Module Style.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Color Scheme

Choice of Light, Dark, or Inherit.

Tip: If you change the background color for the module, the definition of Light Color scheme is a light background with dark text and Dark Color scheme is a dark background with light text. Based on your background color, you would need to toggle the color scheme to ensure the text color displays properly and is legible.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Add inner padding?

This will add padding inside of the wrapper, this will not cause your wrapper to take up more space in your module but will add padding inside of the wrapper. If this is checked you will see 2 fields to set your padding top & bottom and left & right. 

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Wrapper Border Radius

Choice of inherit, true or false. If set to inherit this will inherit your border radius from the main module's settings. If set to true you can set a specific border radius for this wrapper. You can use false to disable the border radius on this specific wrapper. 

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Wrapper Box Shadow

Choice of inherit, true or false. If set to inherit this will inherit the box shadow from the main module's settings. If set to true you can set a specific box shadow for this wrapper. You can use false to disable all box shadows on this specific wrapper. 

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background

Choice of Background Color, Background Image, Background Gradient, Glassmorphism/Blur, Transparent.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Background Color

Define the background color by the color hex code or use HubSpot’s color picker. Additionally, the opacity of the background color can be configured.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Background Image

Select an Image for the Wrapper background.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Background Image → Background Position

Choice of Bottom, Center, Left, Right, or Top.

For the Image, you can choose where the focal point is within the content area. 

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Background Image → Background Image Overlay

Option to add an overlay to the background image, as a single color or gradient.

Setting the opacity for the color or gradient is required to see the image through the overlay.

For the gradient option, you can either set an opacity per gradient color or an overall opacity for the entire gradient.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Background Gradient → Background Gradient Direction

Choice of Horizontal - Left to Right, Vertical - Top to Bottom, Diagonal - Top Left to Bottom Right, or Diagonal - Bottom Left to Top Right.

Define each of the background gradient colors by the color hex code or use HubSpot’s color picker. Additionally, the opacity of each color can be set.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Glassmorphism/Blur

Define the background color by the color hex code or use HubSpot’s color picker to be used to create the Glassmorphism/Blur effect. Additionally, the opacity of the background color can be configured.

For browsers that do not support this effect, a non-blur version will be set.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Transparent

If set to transparent, the background of the Column behind the Wrapper will be visible.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Background → Custom Hover Background

Here you can set a specific background to display on your wrapper when a cursor hovers over this wrapper. 

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Style → Custom Class

Here you can set a custom css class to target your wrapper specifically to use CSS in a custom stylesheet. 

 

Adding Content to a Wrapper

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s)

Adding Content is how you will add content items to your Module.

Choice of Button/Link, CTA, Icon, Icon with Text, Image, Intro Title, Line, Logo, Menu, Rich Text Field, Social Icons Spacer or Title.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Internal Name

If left blank the Internal Name will default to "Content(s) 1, and continue in sequential order for each content in the wrapper.

We recommend adding a name for your sanity.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Title

Add a Title to your Wrapper using the default style. To customize the style of the Title in your Module, use the Rich Text Field content type.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Menu

Add a Menu to your Wrapper to add a series of links as you would have in a typical menu.

Click Create new to configure an advanced menu for the links needed for this column wrapper.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Button/Link

Add a Button or individual Link to your Wrapper that can be styled using any of the CTA/Button Styles, including the Link style.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → CTA

Add a CTA to your Wrapper that can be styled using any of the CTA/Button Styles, including the Link style.

We recommend using the Button/Link content type if you do not need to track conversions. Adding multiple CTAs can cause an impact on your page speed due to the amount of code needed for the HubSpot tracking code.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Icon

Add an Icon to your Wrapper with the option to use the icon library or load your own image icon.

Please use an image with dimensions 30x30 px or 60x60 px for retina displays

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Icon → Icon Size

Set the size of the icon in pixels.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Icon → Icon Color

Define the icon color by the color hex code or use HubSpot’s color picker.

Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Line

Define the line color, opacity, height, and padding for the top and bottom of the line.

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Rich Text Field

The Rich Text Field is the most flexible option for adding content to your Bento Grid Module. There is so much you can do!

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Bento Grid Module → Wrapper(s) → Content(s) → Spacer

Set the height of the Spacer in pixels.

Add a spacer to the wrapper to separate content or align with content in other columns.

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Configurations

4 COLUMN Mega Menu with Thumbnails

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POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Layout → Width of Mega Menu

Content Width

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Layout → Column Layouts & Widths

4 Columns - [ 3 | 3 | 3 | 3 ]

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Layout → Compensate Outer Column Padding

None

Sub Area Top and Sub Area Bottom

None

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Mega Menu(s) →  Style → Color Scheme

Light

Border Radius 

Checked

Border Radius → Only for Bottom Corners

Checked

Top Border

Checked

Bottom Shadow

Checked

Background → Background Color

#FFFFFF

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Mega Menu → Column 1-4 → Layout → Alignment Vertical

Top

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Mega Menu →  Column 1-4 → Style → Border

Column 1, 2, 3 = Right, Column 4 = None

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Mega Menu → Column 1 -4

Columns 1, 2, and 3 each have 2 wrappers; Column 4 has 1 wrapper.

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Mega Menu → Column 1-4  → Wrapper 1 → Content 1 → Rich Text Field

Thumbnail of Template, 317px x 317px

Border Radius for images from Theme Settings > Styling > Corners > Overwrite for Images

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Mega Menu → Column 1-3  → Wrapper 2 → Content 1 → Button/Link

CTA/Button Style = Link

POWER Header → Advanced Mega Menu → Mega Menu → Column 1-4  → Wrapper 1- 2 → Layout → Alignment Horizontal

Center

Add Padding to Wrapper?

Not checked

Add Border Radius to Wrapper?

Not Checked

Examples

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