Article pages are used to present date-driven information, such as news articles, press releases, speeches, or publications. The publication date on the Article page content type will also allow it to display in a chronological feed or archive of Article pages.
The Article page functions identically across both GW Drupal themes, with the exception of the Main Image.
- In the GW Drupal Classic theme, the image will need to be uploaded at exact dimensions.
- In the GW Drupal Editorial theme a high-resolution image should be uploaded, which will then be scaled automatically based on the presence or absence of sidebar content.
See the Images & Media section for more information on properly formatting images for your GW Drupal website.
Creating an Article Page
- Hover over My Workbench > Create Content
- Click on Article
A blank content entry page will load. Fill it in as necessary to create your Article page.
- Subtype: used to create subtype-specific news feeds
- Title: the page title
- 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.
- Body: use to enter the text content of your page
- Release Notes
- Site Placement: use to identify which content section the page belongs to so that it inherits the appropriate Global Content elements
- Do not select Home unless this page should be featured on the homepage in some fashion
- Subtitle: recommended for Article pages, but otherwise best left blank
- Summary: hidden field above the Body text field; recommended for Article and Event pages
- Author: this will display a byline, if desired, and pulls information from the Person page content type
- Main Image: use to set a featured image for your page; required in order to use the Video Link options
- Classic theme: review the image size recommendations
- Editorial theme: minimum of 2000 pixels wide
- Main Image Alternate Text: required if a Main Image is uploaded; used to describe the visuals in your image, including 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.
- Main Image Title: text entered here displays in a tooltip popup if a desktop user hovers their mouse over the image
- Main Image Caption: displays a caption beneath the image on the published page
- Video Link Title: backend field that website users do not see; use to identify what video is linked to in the Video URL field
- Video Link URL: paste in the Vimeo or YouTube video embed link to display is video play button over your Main Image
- Right Sidebar Content: use to display Supporting Content in the right sidebar by typing in the name of pre-existing content into the field(s)
- Left Sidebar Content: use to display Supporting Contentin the left sidebar by typing in the name of pre-existing content into the field(s)
- Offsite Link: allows you to set a 3rd party website as the destination link if the article title is clicked on from an article feed or article archive
- Tagging: leave collapsed and as is, unless a taxonomy tagging plan for the website was developed
- Panelizer: Site Admin accessible-only; leave as is
- 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 Path Settings: leave as is, unless you want or need to customize the page link
- Scheduling Options: not recommended for use
- Meta Tags: use to provide page-specific metadata for search engine optimization
- Authoring Information: leave as is
- Publishing Options:
- Promoted to front page: currently non-functional
- Sticky at top of lists: forces the page to be at the top of any taxonomy-based list(s) it has been tagged to
- Moderation notes: can be used to describe any edits that were made to the page
- Moderation state:
- Draft (default) is an un-published page only accessible to logged in Drupal users
- Needs Review is a page with completed edits that needs to be reviewed by a Content Supervisor or Site Administrator
- Published pushes the page live to website visitors and is only accessible to a Content Supervisor or Site Administrator
Once all fields are completed as necessary, click the Save button to commit your changes.