Create New Content

A single web site could contain many types of content, such as basic pages, news articles, events, web forms, etc. A content type defines various default settings, such as the layout, available fields, which taxonomy (tags) are available, and more.

After logging into Drupal, find the ‘Add content’ link within the grey shortcut bar at the top of the page.  After clicking it, you will see a list of the content types that you have permission to create.  Click the type of content you want to create (e.g. event). Complete all form fields.  Required fields are marked by an asterisk.  When you have finished adding content, click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Here is a list of all of the available content types in the 2018 Arts & Sciences web theme with descriptions and helpful tips.


Use articles for time-sensitive content like news, press releases or blog posts. 

Articles have the following fields and options available:

Home Page

On department sites, the home page options are very similar to those in the Multipurpose Page. There are a variety of optional content sections to choose from. 


An FAQ page offers the option of adding multiple sections distinguished by headings. Under each heading, the FAQ titles will display. When a visitor clicks a title, the page slides down to reveal more content.