Working with Content

Content Auditing

Stale, out-of-date content is always a problem on websites, especially those that have been around for a long time and have grown in size and content. SiteFarm gives you the ability to implement both an active and passive review system to help you keep an eye on content that needs a touch-up, a complete rewrite, or to be entirely removed.

Performing these audits brings great benefits:

Feature Box

Within the WYSIWYG users have the ability to insert a Feature Box widget that includes a title and body area. The output will be embedded in the body of the page, and be styled to make it stand out visually.

To insert a Feature Box

Tables

In a world of smartphones and mobile web, HTML tables are creatures that must be approached with caution. We want you to use tables conservatively and with full knowledge of what choosing to do so will mean for your site.

Tables, used in their native, unaltered form, can and will break your site layout in smaller devices, like tablets and phones. It is important to evaluate why you think a table is appropriate and consider whether any other option would still achieve the same goal of communicating your information.

Insert Pull Quotes

You have the ability to emphasize portions of your text content by styling it as a pull quote.

Insert a pull quote

  1. Navigate to the content you want to style and select its Edit option.
  2. In the WYSIWYG, highlight the text you want to style.
  3. Click on the Pull Quote icon - 
  4. Click Save to complete this step.

Demonstration of a Pull Quote on a page in SiteFarm:

Using the WYSIWYG

The page interface you will most commonly use to input your content is the WYSIWYG, an acronym that stands for "What You See Is What You Get". Here is the WYSIWYG panel you'll see:

Icons and their meaning:

Adding Content

  1. From your admin panel, click either Shortcuts » Add content or Manage » Content » Add content button
  2. From the Add Content page, select the content type most appropriate for your content
  3. Configure your node
    • Article
    • Basic Page
    • Event
    • Image Gallery
    • Person
  4. Click the Save and publish or Save as unpublished from the button's drop-down arrow submenu

 

Working with Content

Understanding content types

A single website can contain many types of content, such as informational pages, news items, polls, blog posts, academic programs listings, etc. In Drupal, each item of content is called a node, and each node belongs to a single content type, which defines various default settings for nodes of that type, such as whether the node is published automatically and whether comments are permitted. (Note that in previous versions of Drupal, content types were known as node types.)