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.
The Article content type can also be used to link to pages on your site or external sources such as GW Today.
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.