Learn the Basics
Login to Drupal
Add New Content
Links & Anchors
About URL Path Settings
SEO, Metadata & Taxonomies
Drupal Help Resources
Guidelines Every Editor Should Know
View the class recording
(43 minutes--you can skip what you know)
Intermediate & Advanced Tasks
Awards and Grants
Front Page Tabs
Menus (Left Navigation)
News and Press Releases (staff only)
Login to the Sandbox
- Visit Drupal Sandbox Access to get credentials for the Sandbox.
- Logout using the link at the top right of the window. Close your browser to log out completely.
- Visit ala.org/support (in a new browser window). Login with one of the Sandbox role/permissions, based on what you will need to do on your site.
Login in with Sandbox credentials.
Complete the tasks on Sandbox Situation A
Send the link to your completed exercise to Help@ala.org to get permissions to edit.
Complete the tasks in Basics above
Create a Committee page, if you have a Committee Code. (Contact your Staff Liaison for a code).
Add a new Navpod on the page with your profile on it. Edit the URL path so the navpod displays on your profile page.
Submit your link(s) to your work to Help@ala.org to get permissions to edit.
Practice a few of these tasks if you are a member volunteer who will be a site admin for a Round Table site or a staff member who has responsibilities for a division site or a portion of ala.org. As you complete the tasks below, remember to add metadata.
Add a new Feature Slide on the "Feature Slide Sandbox" page.
Add at least one Front Page Tab on that page. You will need a Twitter hashtag, RSS feed or a combination of ALA taxonomy tags to use.
Create an Online Learning page. NOTE: Do NOT add the taxonomy terms, as doing so would cause your test page to pull to ala.org/onlinelearning. Instead, add a few taxonomies and the terms so that your page would display by topic and on the right unit display in ala.org/onlinelearning. Add any feedback, questions about your experience to your Online Learning page.
Add your profile, committee and/or online learning pages in the Sandbox menu. Make the title for the menu item [Your Initials] Menu Test, and for the committee page [Your Initials] Committee Test.
Submit links to your practice to Help@ala.org for advanced permissions to edit.