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.

Image Card

This content type goes by many names. On Department sites, we named it "Image Card," On University College, it is called "Programs," and on Artsci and Graduate School, it is called "Departments & Academics."


Books display in 2 locations:

  1. Above the footer on a Person page that has the "Long" format chosen (usually for faculty) when that person is tagged on the Book page. If multiple books are tagged with the same person, the books will display in a rotating slideshow.
  2. In the Faculty Bookshelf, which is an optional section on a multipurpose page. Not every site will use this feature as it requires a minimum number of books (around 6, depending on cover image sizes used) and not all departments have that many.