Content Types

Each piece of content in Drupal generally represents a real-world thing - for example, an event.  Each type of thing has certain attributes (e.g. date, venue) and the collection of attributes is called a "content type." The following are the content types available in Pages.

Album
An album is a single collection of related photographs (e.g. of a trip or an event).
To display cover images of multiple albums (e.g. multiple trips) on a single page, create a list and add the albums individually.

Article
An article is a time-sensitive piece of content such as new item, press release, publication, or blog post. Articles display the date that they were posted (which can be altered) and may allow for comments.

Basic page
Use basic pages for static content, such as an 'About us' page. If you are copying and pasting a full list of content from another source (e.g. a bibliography), use a page.

Event
e·vent /iˈvent/ Noun (single occurrence)

  1. A thing that happens, esp. one of importance.
  2. A planned public or social occasion.

List
An aggregated list of individually entered albums, articles, events, people, etc. Lists can be promoted to the home page and automatically update as you add content.
Examples: a calendar of events, a list of lab members, or a list of recent news articles.

Managed File
Primarily for adding a link to a file (e.g. PDF) directly in the menu. This is often used to add a CV. They can also be used to create private file shares. Managed files are the only files that can be truly private.

Person
Use person to represent a single faculty, staff, or lab member.
To enter multiple people within the same page, create a list and then add people individually.

Streaming Media
Use streaming media for video (flv, mp4) or audio (mp3) files hosted on the Arts & Sciences' streaming server or to easily embed a video from YouTube.

Webform
Create a new form or questionnaire accessible to users. Submission results and statistics are recorded and accessible to privileged users.