Drupal 7-editor - Create a new basic page

One of the benefits of working in a content management system, such as Drupal, is the ability to add a page to a site with ease. Whether it's 2, 3, 10, 15 or 100 pages, getting information to visitors can now be done in a few simple steps - click "add content", insert your material, and save. Now your information is available on online, instantly. In addition, there is no need to fumble around with code. If you can type and arrange a word document, then you are ready to create and edit a page. 

Before we begin: Make sure you are logged in as a user who has the right to create content – ask your system administrator if you are not sure; otherwise, some of the fields you need to select will not be visible.

So, let’s get started.

  1. Select "Add content" from the grey user menu, or in the admin menu "Content: ADD NEW CONTENT"
    Add content
  2. This will bring up a screen asking what type of content you wish to add.
    Select Article
  3. Select Basic Page. The only major difference between Basic Page and Article is that with an article, you'll have the ability to upload an image and show the date and time the page was create (useful for news feeds); a Basic Page is a static page and will work for most situations.
  4. An editor box will appear allowing you to enter information for your Basic Page.
    Basic Page layout
  5. Let's fill in the information
    • First, enter the title of the page. ex: About Us
    • Then, below is the body of the page, this is where the your content goes. Type or copy/paste in some text for now.
    • Inserting images, links, and different formatting options are also available here.
    • Make sure you select "Full HTML" for the text format - This resolves most image and link problems.
    • Then below that, you have a few tabs on the left side of the page, maybe 6 or 7 of them.

      basic page options
    • You only have to worry about a couple.
      • Menu Settings - Check this to add this page to a menu listing.
      • URL Path Settings - Here is where you'll set or change the path to your page. For example, if I were to create an About Us page, and want the link to that page to be flagshipcityconsulting .com/about-us, I would type "about-us" in the URL path setting box. If a path is already there and you are happy with the naming, leave it as is.
      • Publishing Options - Make sure published is checked, and if a summary of this page is going to your FRONT or HOME then check Promoted to front page.Will only work if the front page is dynamic and not a static. Ask a staff member, we'll let you know the difference.
  6. Ok, save it. 

You have now created a new page. 

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