AGNR Groups

Web Groups for the College of Agriculture &
Natural Resources and Affiliates

Creating Content

Creating content on AGNR's websites is as easy as clicking a button!

Look up in the grey toolbar at the top of your page. (What if the Toolbar is not there?)
Mine says "Create Article" and "Create other content." Yours may have different links, depending on your role and what site you're working on.

Click the appropriate link! There are many types of content on the AGNR websites. If you want to create a type of content that's not listed in your toolbar, click "Add other content" to see a list of content types you can create.

If you're not sure what type of content you'd like to create, see "Types of Content in Drupal" for descriptions.

Once you've clicked a link, the edit form should open in a popup above the page you're on.

(the edit form)

From here on, all you have to do is just fill out the form, and you'll have a new page/news story/event on the website in a heartbeat!

When you are done making your edits, click Save.

The overlay will close and you will be able to see your newly created content!

A note about specific content types

Different types of content have different forms with different fields, so we won't go over how to fill them all in. See "Types of Content in Drupal" for more detailed information on working with them. However, there are some general principles that apply to almost all of them.

General guidelines when adding content:

  1. Fields marked with a red asterisk (like "Title") are mandatory.
  2. Most content types have a "Body" field, which allows you to enter formatted text. If you need help with the formatting buttons, download the "Drupal Text Editor" cheat sheet on the cheat sheets page.
  3. When you save new content in Drupal, it immediately and automatically goes live on the site. To save as a draft that only you can see, change the Publishing Options.