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While you are logged in, click the Add content link in the gray bar, which will take you directly to the Add content page.
Use basic pages for your static, informational content, such as an 'about us' page. This will be the most-used page type and make up the core content of your website. As an example, this page—Adding Content—is a basic page.
- Create a basic page
- The important fields to use with a basic page are:
- Title - This is the main header for the basic page and generally the name used in the menu/navigation.
- Body - This is where the content of the basic page is entered.
- Menu settings - This is where you can assign the basic page to the menu. See the navigation/menus section for additional information on menu setup.
Use article pages for your more dynamic content, such as news articles, announcements, or anything you want to aggregate, and are posted more frequently. These can be combined for manual feed on collection pages or combined for an automatic feed using tags.
- Create an article
- The important fields to use with articles are:
- Title - This is the title of the article and generally the link used as a motivator for people to click the link and read the article.
- Tags - These allow users to sort the articles to show only those articles with tags that match.
- Body - This is where the text and images of the article are entered.
- See Dynamic Content for more information about using article pages in automatic feeds.
Use collections to manually group similar pieces of content together on a page using multiple article or profile pages.
- Create a collections page
- Can be used to create a staff directory page in a standard or two-column grid layout
Use external articles to link to content that is not hosted on your own website. We often use external articles to link content from Around the O to a news section on your website. External articles allow you to customize an external link with a title, image, and teaser text.
- Create an external article
- The important fields to use with external articles are:
- Title - This is the title of the article for internal purposes.
- External Article Link Title – This is what will actually show up on your website.
- External Article Link URL – This is the URL that your external article link title will actually link to.
Use profiles to create standardized pages with information about a person (faculty, staff, student, etc.) that is easy to maintain. (Example)
- Can be combined with other profile pages as a collection to make a staff directory page. (Example—Standard Collection)
You can use Drupal webforms to create simple, fillable forms for visitors to your site to send you information or requests, such as a “contact us” page, with no more than 5-8 questions. However, creating webforms in Drupal can be complicated and require additional training and have limited functionality, design, and reporting options.
If you need to ask more than 5-8 questions, would like more functionality and reporting options, or you need to collect any personally identifiable FERPA-protected data, please use Qualtrics to create your form.
- We always recommend using Qualtrics for webforms—it provides better functionality and reporting options, a branded UO template, and can collect and store FERPA-protected data.
- Drupal webforms are only enabled on a per user, per site basis and require additional training. If you need webform access please open a help ticket with us.