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Drupal Basic Content

The "Basic Content" type will most likely be the content type you use most. It consists of a title and a body section.

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 all the 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 "Body" text field, type your content.
  7. To style an opening paragraph, highlight the text to style and use the "Styles" dropdown menu. 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
  8. To format a heading, highlight the text to format and use the "Format" dropdown menu.
  9. Add the necessary links, images, and videos.
  10. If necessary, alter the appearance, set publish dates, and set permissions lists.
  11. When you are done adding the content, scroll down and click the "Save" button.
    1. The screen returns to "View" mode.
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