Working with Content

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 smart phones 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 acromyn that stands for "What You See Is What You Get". Here is the wysiwyg panel you'll see:

Icons and their meaning:

Edit existing content

Users have three methods of initiating an edit on content.

Method 1 - Content screen
  1. To edit existing content from the content screen, begin by clicking on the Content link in the admin panel.
  2. Locate your content in the list, using the filter options if necessary, and then click the Edit button under the Operations column.
  3. Make your changes to your page, then at the bottom of the screen, select either Save and keep published or Save and unpublish.

 

Adding Content

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 Click the Save and publish or Save as unpublished from the button's drop-down arrow submenu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