Advanced page features

Advanced page features

Creating a new page

  • In the black bar at the top of the screen, hover over "Content" and you will see more options
  • Now hover over "Add content" and then click on "Basic page" which appears

Copying HTML code

If you try to copy HTML code, it will get lost when you paste it into our rich-text editor. You'll have to trust us that this is a good thing, I promise you it is. However, many times you have nice links all formatted and ready so you'll need to past them into a text to HTML tool and then paste that code into the editor while "Plain text" is selected as the text format. You can see this in the video below or you can also check the page I made about just this topic

Organising your pages

Putting a page in the menu

New pages will not automatically be added to any menus. They exist as numbered nodes in Drupal. You can see this if you make a link to an internal page, the autocomplete function also adds the node number. This enables Drupal to update its links if we move pages around in our organisation structure. So it is not necessary to put a page into a menu, but some functionalities will require it. Here's how you put a page in a menu:

  • In your page editor, at the bottom left of the page is a tab called "Menu settings".
  • Tick "Provide a menu link" and more options will appear.
  • Use the pull-down menu that is labeled "Parent item" to select the page you would like your new page to appear under. For example, in our main menu, "Events", "Communities", "Journal", "Resources" and "About" are all parent pages of the pages that are listed underneath them. So "Regions" and "Special Interest Groups" are the children of "Communities".
  • This relationship of parent and child pages will be useful for some functionalities using teasers.
  • Another tool that can be useful when displaying teasers is weight. This is the bottom pull-down menu in the menu settings. Weight can be used to determine which pages are displayed first, when they are listed in a menu or as teasers. Lower numbers are displayed first. If two pages have the same weight, they will be listed in alphabetical order.

Watch the video below to see these steps in action