Adding New Content

Basic Content Editors have permission to add one Drupal content type to and for members volunteers it is called  Basic Page, Members and for staff it is called Basic Page. Basic Content Editors permissions are limited and they will not be able to delete any content unless they have created it, they must collaborate with their Web leads to accomplish more advanced tasks.

Remember to follow the Nine Guidelines for Maintaining High Quality Webpages as you proceed.

To create a new Webpage:

  1. Click Add content on the Shortcut bar (gray bar)  immediately below the black Drupal Admin Toolbar.
  2. Either the  Basic Page or Basic Page, Members content type will open (this is dependent on the Website zone you have permission to edit.)
  3. In the Title field, enter a well-written, compelling title in sentence case for your Webpage, this field will be formatted with an H1 tag and should be the only place that H1 is used on the page (please note that the Format drop-down on the WYSIWYG toolbar does not include a Heading 1 style.)
  4. Use the Main Content field to add your content and format it according to the information provided in the Text Formatting page in this documentation.
  5. For Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Content Managers the text format option (indicated in the area immediately below the Main Content field will be set to Filtered HTML. Any HTML code added to source code that does not meet the allowed HTML tags will be removed. You can see a list of the allowed HTML tags in the text format area below the Main Content field.
  6. Scroll down the page to the Description field, and enter a few full sentences that summarize the content keeping in mind terms that one might enter into a search engine that would lead them to your Webpage.
  7. Copy the text that you added to the Description field, and scroll back up the page, click on the Edit Summary hyperlink located in parenthesis next to the Main Content title, paste the text from your clipboard into this field.
  8. Metadata - Scroll down and click on the Metadata  tab located in the bottom left corner of the page,
    1. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and all Webpages REQUIRE that the SEO TitleSEO Description and SEO Keywords located under the Metadata tab of every content type are populated.
      1. Click in the SEO Description field and paste the description text still on your clipboard.  It is a best practice to have the text in the Summary, Description and SEO Description fields for every content type to be populated and match.
      2. In the SEO Title field, enter the same text that you entered into the Title field at the very top of the content type page.
      3. In the SEO Keywords field, enter a series of words (no commas needed) that describe the primary ideas expressed on the page.
  9. To learn more about the other items under the Metadata tab, Taxonomy tags and the other menu tabs located in the Basic Page, Members content type please check the additional pages on the left navigation.
  10. Clicking the Save button, located at the bottom of the Content Type will automatically publish your content. Yes, one click publishing!
    1. However if this Webpage is not yet ready for prime time, still click Save so not to lose your work but then go to the Publishing options tab in the bottom left corner and deselect the Published  checkbox.
    2. Hit Save to close the page.