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Editing in Drupal

Outline

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

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

Existing Pages

How to add/edit content, control settings, etc.

Adding Content

There are four content types you can add to your page: Basic Content, File upload, RSS feed, and Story. To add content, first click the "Add" tab on the edit console, then select the content type you wish to add.

Basic Content

Description of Basic Content and where things appear.

Creating

How to actually make it.

Links

How to make links.

Images

How to add images and edit settings.

Scheduling

How to set publish dates.

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.

Scheduling

How to set publish dates.

Editing Content

Click edit below each content type

Settings

What can you control?

Permissions

Who can edit the page, etc.

Menu Order

Order of items in nav bar

Appearance

How it looks

Theme

General look.

Menu Appearance

Do you actually want it in the menu?