Person

 

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

  1. Hover over My Workbench > Create Content
  2. Click on Person

A blank content entry page will load. Fill it in as necessary to create your Person page, and then click the Save button.

  • Subtype: can be used to create subtype-specific A-Z lists
  • Title: the page title
    • This will not be the name that is displayed
    • 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.
  • First Name: the first name of the individual whose bio is being created, will be used as the display name
  • Last Name: the last name of the individual whose bio is being created, will be used as the display name
  • 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
  • Body Header: allows you to create a custom subhead over the Body field
  • Body : the text field for a general overview of the person
  • Main Image: use to feature a headshot of the person
    • Editorial Theme: 1080x720 pixels
    • Classic Theme: 220x220 pixels
  • Main Image Alternate Text: required if a Main Image is uploaded; 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.
  • Main Image Title: text entered here displays in a tooltip popup if a desktop user hovers their mouse over the image
  • Prefix: an abbreviation to precede the person's name
  • Suffix: an abbreviation to follow the person's name
  • Middle Name: the middle name of the person whose bio is being created
  • Official Title: the person's title
  • Office: the office which the person belongs to
  • Building: the GW building where the person's physical office is
  • Street Address: the physical street address for the person's office
  • Street Address 2: a secondary line to provide additional physical street address information
  • City: the city where the person's physical office is
  • State: the state where the person's physical office is
  • Zip: the zip code for the person's physical office
  • Country: the country for the person's physical office
  • Phone: the person's phone number; format must be xxx-xxx-xxxx
  • Mobile: the person's mobile phone number
  • Fax: the person's fax number
  • Email: the email address for which to reach the person
  • Website Title: the name of the person's personal, portfolio or CV website
  • Website URL: the web address to the person's personal, portfolio or CV website
    • Check the Open URL in a New Window checkbox
  • Distinctions: a text editor to go into further detail about the person's achievements; will display with a subhead reading "Distinctions"
  • Areas of Expertise: a text editor to go into further detail on the person's subject matter expertise; will display with a subhead reading "Areas of Expertise"
  • Current Research: a text editor to go into further detail on the person's current research projects; will display with a subhead reading "Current Research"
  • Education: a text editor to go into further detail on the person's educational background; will display with a subhead reading "Education"
  • Classes Taught: a text editor to go into further detail on courses the person currently or previously has taught; will display with a subhead reading "Classes Taught"
  • Publications: a text editor to go into further detail on published works by or about the person; will display with a subhead reading "Publications"
  • Generic Section Label: a free form subhead label to display above the Generic Section Body
  • Generic Section Body: a text editor to go into detail on any topic not predefined in the other text editors
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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

Sample Editorial Theme Person Page Sample Classic Theme Person Page