The Person content type is used to display a biography page. The backend admin provides a number of fields that can be used or left empty depending on how much information a content owner desires to provide and display.
Supported information to display include a headshot, office location, website link, and multiple blocks of text to provide detailed information.
Using the Person page also allows content owners to create automated A-Z listings (aka, a directory), with additional display options available via Taxonomy Lists.
Creating a Person Page
- Hover over Content > Add Content
- Click on Person
- Use the Person 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 Person page, and then click the Save button.
- First Name: the first name of the individual whose bio is being created, will be used as the display name and page title
- Last Name: the last name of the individual whose bio is being created, will be used as the display name and page title
- Summary: 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
- Biography: the text field for a general overview of the person
Bio Detail Tabs
Use optional bio tabs to add relevant sections to a person's page. These customizable free-form text tabs are paired with icons and can display a variety of attributes.
- 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- Draft (default for new pages) is an unpublished page only accessible to logged in Drupal users
- In Review is used to save an unpublished version of the article to be reviewed
- Published pushes the page live to website visitors and is only accessible to a Content Owner or Site Owner
Once all fields are completed as necessary, click the Save button to commit your changes.