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<li>Navigate to your department's main page</li>
 
<li>Navigate to your department's main page</li>
 
<li>Scroll to the bottom and click the "Log On" link.</li>
 
<li>Scroll to the bottom and click the "Log On" link.</li>
<li>You are now at the "Middlebury College Central Authentication Service." Your NetID and password are the same as for you Middlebury email account. Type them in the appropriate fields.</li>
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<li>You are now at the "Middlebury College Central Authentication Service." Your NetID and password are the same as for your Middlebury email account. Type them in the appropriate fields.</li>
 
<li>Click the "LOGIN" button</li>
 
<li>Click the "LOGIN" button</li>
 
<li>You are returned to your departmental main page. You may begin editing.</li>
 
<li>You are returned to your departmental main page. You may begin editing.</li>

Revision as of 14:15, 4 September 2009

This page contains materials to help you edit content in Drupal. Information can be found on logging on, adding content, editing existing content, creating new pages, setting permissions, etc.

Logging On

Before you can begin creating or editing content, you must first log on to the appropriate server.

  1. Navigate to your department's main page
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click the "Log On" link.
  3. You are now at the "Middlebury College Central Authentication Service." Your NetID and password are the same as for your Middlebury email account. Type them in the appropriate fields.
  4. Click the "LOGIN" button
  5. You are returned to your departmental main page. You may begin editing.

Creating New Pages

Every department has a main page, but each subsequent page must be created. Where a page should appear within your architecture determines where it needs to be created. 2nd tier pages should be created from your main page, and 3rd tier pages should be created from the 2nd tier page they supplement. If done properly, your new page will appear in the proper section of your navigation bar.

Adding a Page

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the parent of the page you are creating.
  3. Find the "Edit Console" in the top left of your window. Click the "Settings" tab.
    1. A new list of options appears.
  4. Click the "Add sub-page" tab.
  5. Enter a name for you page in the "Page name" field. The title should be descriptive because:
    • The page name is what appears at the top of your window.
    • The page name appears in the navigation bar.
    • The page name is used in compiling search results.
  6. Enter a URL in the "URL" field.
    • The URL determines the web address for the page.
  7. Scroll down and click the "Create sub-page" button.
    1. The screen now shows your blank page and asks you to add content.

Page Settings

Page Settings refers to a page's properties. These include the name, URL, permissions, appearance, and location in the navigation bar.

Page Name and URL

If at any time you wish to improve upon your choices for the page name and URL, you are able to do so.

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the page who's name and/or URL you wish to change.
  3. Find the "Edit Console" in the top left of your window. Click the "Settings" tab.
    1. The screen now shows the page's current name an URL.
  4. To change the name and URL, simply modify the text in the appropriate fields.
  5. Scroll down and click the "Save settings" button.
    1. Above the text fields, a message appears to notify you that the settings have been saved.
  6. To return to viewing the page, go to the "Edit Console" and click the "Contents" tab.

Permissions

Permissions determine what access users have to the page. These range from not even being able to access the page, all the way to full editing privileges.

Hierarchy

This information can be found at Monster Menus Permissions.

How to Change

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the page who's permissions you wish to edit.
  3. Find the "Edit Console" in the top left of your window. Click the "Settings" tab.
    1. The screen now shows 3 text fields.
  4. Below the text fields, click the "Permissions" link.
    1. The page owner's name and 4 new links appear.
  5. Click the link of the permissions level you wish to edit
  6. There are 3 ways to add users to this permissions set. You can:
    • Add everyone.
      1. Make sure the "Everyone" checkbox is marked.
    • Add individuals.
      1. Use the text field to search for a user. As you type, matches will appear below.
      2. Click on a person's name to add them to the list.
    • Add groups.
      1. learn how to do this
  7. To change another permissions level, click its link and repeat the previous step.
  8. When you are done, scroll down and click the "Save settings" button.
    1. All the menus close and above the text fields, a message appears to notify you that the settings have been saved.
  9. To return to viewing the page, go to the "Edit Console" and click the "Contents" tab.

Appearance

What does it look like?

Theme

General appearance

Menu Appearance

Does it show up in the nav bar?

Menu Order

When creating a page in Drupal, it is automatically placed in the appropriate level of navigation. However, pages are inserted in alphabetical order by default. It is important to be able to organize navigation in the order you want.

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the page who's menu you wish to reorder.
  3. Find the "Edit Console" in the top left of your window. Click the "Settings" tab.
    1. A new list of options appears.
  4. Click the "Reorder menu" tab.
    1. The screen now shows the page name of each page appearing in your navigation, each with the standard move icon to its left.
  5. Use the icons to drag the page names into the order you want them to appear in navigation.
  6. When you're done, click the "Save configuration" button.
    1. A message appears to notify you that the menu has been reordered.
  7. To return to viewing the page, go to the "Edit Console" and click the "Contents" tab.

Adding Content to Existing Pages

There are 4 content types you can add to your page: Basic Content, File upload, RSS feed, and Story.

Basic Content

The "Basic Content" type will most likely be the content type you use most. It consists of a title, opening paragraph, and body section. The locations of these sections is illustrated in the image to the right. ADD IMAGE

Creating

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the page you wish to add content to.
  3. Locate the "Edit Console" in the top left of the screen. Click the "Add" tab.
    1. The screen now lists the 4 content types.
  4. Click the "Basic Content" link.
    1. The screen now shows the "Basic Content" editing interface.
  5. In the "Title" text field, give your content a title. The title should:
    • Accurately convey what information can be found in this content.
    • Front load key words. Users often read only the first few words of a title before deciding if the information they want can be found there.
  6. In the "Opening Paragraph" text field, type a summary of your content. The opening paragraph should:
    • Summarize what can be found in this content. Users rarely read more than a couple lines before deciding to move on if it is not clear that the information they want can be found there.
    • Be no more than a few sentences
  7. In the "Body" text field, type your content. The body should:
    • Be written for the web, not print.
  8. Add the necessary links and images.
    • Instructions on adding links and images can be found below.
  9. Scroll down and click the "Save" button.
    1. The screen returns to "View" mode.

Links

How to make links.

Images

How to add images and edit settings.

File upload

What file uploads appear as.

Creating

How to do it.

RSS feed

How RSS feeds appear on a page.

Creating

How to make it.

Settings

What control do you have over appearance?

Story

Description of Story and where things appear.

Creating

How to actually make it.

Links

How to make links.

Images

How to add images and edit settings.

Editing Content on Existing Pages

Click edit below each content type

Edit Content

What can you control?

Permissions

This information can be found at Monster Menus Permissions.

Scheduling

When published?

Reordering

What order does content appear in?