Advanced Page

Advanced Pages are similar to Basic Pages but have additional features. They are often used for more complicated pages such as homepages. The Advanced Page content type is only available for Site Owners. These pages allow you to add multiple page content sections which can include, rich text (or WYSIWYG) editors, heros/slideshows, webforms, or GW Bulletin embeds.

 

Feature

Basic Page Advanced Page
Rich Text (WYSIWYG) Editor
Media Headers
Article and Event Feeds
Webforms  
Image Backgrounds  
Color Backgrounds  
Hero Image/Slideshow  
GW Bulletin Embeds  

 

These page content sections also have options for how they are styled. 

 

screenshot showing the  style options for advanced page sections
Example style settings for a rich text content section

 

Creating an Advanced Page

  1. Hover over Content > Add Content
  2. Click on Advanced Page

OR

  1. Use the Advanced Page icon in the Create Content section on the top of the Dashboard

A blank content entry page will load. Fill it in as necessary to create your Advanced Page. 

*If you do not see the  option to create an Advanced Page your user account may not have access.

 

Content Fields

  • Title: required
    • Be careful not to use the same title for multiple content items. By default, Drupal uses the content title to create a unique URL for all content items (including Supporting Content items).
    • If multiple items share the same title, Drupal appends the default URL with "-x" where x is a sequential number (i.e. -0, -1, -2, etc...) to account for the duplication. This can be overridden but is often missed.
    • Only uncheck Display Title box if you are displaying the title on the page image
  • Summary: required; this should be a summary of the content in this page (no more than 160 characters), this can be displayed in page previews or search results
  • Page Header Image: optional, use to set a featured image at the top of your page
    • Page Image Alternative Text: required; describe the visuals in your image and provide any text on the image verbatim
      • This will be read aloud to visitors using a screen reader and displayed on devices that cannot load the image. Check out the Accessibility page for more tips on making your website content accessible.
    • Page Image Title: optional; text entered here displays in a tooltip popup if a desktop user hovers their mouse over the image
    • Page Image Caption: optional; displays a caption beneath the image on the published page
  • Use Left Menu Checkbox: optional but recommended unless when making landing pages
  • Content Sections: add sections for multiple or different kinds of content including, rich text (or WYSIWYG) editors, heros/slideshows, webforms, or GW Bulletin embeds
    • Styling Settings: each content section may have styling options   
  • Real-time SEO analyzer: This can give you a preview of how your page may display in search results
    • Add any Focus Keywords you think would used to search for this page
       

Content Sections

 

Rich Text

Add a Rich Text (WYSIWYG) editor section with a title and body field

Hero/Slideshow

Add one or more images as slides and customize styling settings 

Webform

Add an existing webform to the page and customize webform and styling settings

GW Bulletin

Add content from the GW Bulletin by pasting a URL from the bulletin website

 

Hiding Content Sections

Each new content section is displayed by default, however individual Rich Text and Hero/Slideshow sections can be unpublished

  1. Click Edit on a Rich Text or Hero/Slideshow section
  2. Uncheck the Published checkbox at the bottom of the section then click the Collapse button
    • You will see a blue icon​ (​​​​​) indicating the section is hidde
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, change the moderation state to Published and then click Save

Note: Hidden content will still be visible while you are logged in. Log out or open the page in a private browser window to check your updates.

 

Publishing Panel Settings

  • Revision Log Message: optional; leave a message associated with this version of the page
    • Authoring Information: leave as is
    • Meta Tags: use to provide page-specific metadata for search engine optimization
    • Menu Settings: always check the "Provide a menu link" checkbox
      • Delete the link text to maintain the breadcrumbs, but prevent a link from appearing in the navigation bar, dropdown or sidebar. Recommended for Article and Event pages; and, typically, for Person pages
    • URL Alias: leave as is, unless you want or need to customize the page link
    • Publishing States:
      • Draft (default for new pages) is an unpublished page only accessible to logged in Drupal users
      • Published pushes the page live to website visitors and is only accessible to a Content Owner or Site Owner
      • Archived/Unpublished will unpublished and archive any existing pages

    Once all fields are completed as necessary, click the Save button to commit your changes.

     

    Sample Advanced Page