AGNR Groups

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

Page

Pages (also called "Basic Pages")  are for static content that does not change often and stays relevant for a long time.

Basic pages are a “freeform” content type that do not follow a fixed format.

Although basic pages make up the bulk of the content on the website, you should think of pages as your last resort for publishing content. Before creating a page, always think about whether your content could be better presented in one of the more structured formats available.

The main features that distinguish Pages from other types of content are:

  1. They do not appear in any automated listings
  2. They can be added to menus.

How to Create a Page

Click "Add Page" in your toolbar.

Fill in the fields as described below.

Title

Every page must have a title that will show up at the top.

Title text field

Body

This is where you fill in the content for your page. You can put as much or as little content in this area as desired, and you can format it in many ways using the buttons in the editor window. Because there are so many options for filling out the body field, it has its own tutorial page. More information on the Body field and the Drupal Text Editor.

Long text field for Body content

Files

Allows you to attach files (Think large-format images, related documents, spreadsheets) to the page.

Once a file has been uploaded, you can add a description and choose whether or not to display the file. If “Display” is checked, a link to the file will be placed at the bottom of the page. If you enter a description (optional), then the link will show the description rather than the file name.

File upload field
File field after a file has been uploaded, with description and display options

Sidebar

On some sites, every page has a default right-hand sidebar. On other sites, there is no sidebar by default. Either way, you can select a different right sidebar using this field.

There is a set list of already-created sidebars to choose from. If you choose “none,” there will be no right sidebar, and content will stretch across the entire page.

On smaller sites, the sidebar might be selected from a dropdown list. On larger sites, such as Extension, the sidebar is selected in an autocomplete field. Type the first few letters of the Title of the sidebar to choose it from the list.

On the Extension site, to get rid of the default sidebar, you must type “No Sidebar” and select that option. Choosing -None- will leave the default sidebar.

Dropdown box to select a sidebar
Autocomplete text field to add a sidebar

Section

Most of the AGNR sites are divided into sections, with only a few users managing each section. For example, the AGNR site has sections for Academics and Alumni. On the Extension site, each county office and program has its own section. Selecting a section determines who will have permission to edit the page in the future. In some cases, it also determines what menu will be displayed and what will show up in the sidebars.

Section select box

Menu Settings

At the bottom of the edit form is a set of tabs with configuration options for the page. Click on "Menu Settings" to add this page to a menu.

First, check the box "Provide a menu link." More options will appear. To learn more about the options and how they work, see Adding a menu link.

Checkbox next to the Menu Settings tab, saying Provide a menu link