Training Outline: How to Guide
How to Manage Content
Find "How-tos" on all the things in your CMS environment.
If you have not taken in person training, sign up! Workshops are available, too.
Need an understanding of Drupal terminology, navigating the admin panel, and what content types vs custom blocks are? Start here!
- Getting Started
- Glossary of terms
- Understanding the Admin Panel
- Understanding Content Types
- Understanding Custom Blocks
- Sample Site
We now have a training video on the UCR Learning Center! You'll need to log in with your Net ID.
Heard of the term but not sure how it relates to Drupal? Certain Content Types need taxonomy vocabularies to be populated with terms.
How to Log In
Site Wide Configurations
Need to change things like your site's name, slogan, footer components, or organization link? Those are site wide configurations.
Add Contributor, Editors, and Site Builders
Site builders are able to add users to a site, learn how!
The Home Page (front/landing node)
Drupal asks what node should be the home page. Learn how to edit your existing home page, change it if necessary, or what to do if your home page is coming up "not found".
- Menus Overview
- URL Path Settings
Working with Content
A new tool is replacing Panelizer. It is called the Layout Builder. Sites still using the Panels Dashboard should make plans to move to Layout Builder before the end of 2020.
how to use Layout Builder
|Content Types||Custom Blocks|
Please note that with the July update, any newly created custom blocks will be set as "draft" and will need to be updated to "published" to be visible for visitors.
Using the WYSIWYG
- Star icon (for media, such as images!)
- Creating Links
- Format dropdown
- Styles dropdown
- Text format
- Viewing Source (Limited vs Source Text Format)