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Basic Page Sections in Drupal

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To make body text easier for users to scan, and to help you display it better, Drupal lets you break it into sections. This is why it pays to have your content as well organized as possible ahead of time.

Each section has a section heading, a section title and a section body. It's not necessary to use both the section heading and the section title, so if you only need one, we recommend that you use the section title.

For example, if you were working on a “Courses” page, the heading might be an overarching theme like “Modern Art.” The title might describe your subcategories of that genre, such as “African Art” or “European Art,” each of which would be in its own section. Keep both your section heading and section title short. Please note that neither field accepts text formatting such as italics or bold style.

In the section body, you have more options. You can make a bulleted or numbered list, indent text, and add hyperlinks, among other options. Those are the big ones. (Don’t go nuts.)

You can also delete a section by hitting Remove below the section body; be warned that there’s no Undo button.

There are two ways to organize your sections.

  • Drag the section box by the little cross icon at the box’s left side until it’s where you want it.
  • Above the Section section of the screen, on the right, is the Show row weights link. If you want to organize your sections numerically (with the 0 section being first), use that. It may be the handier option if you have a lot of sections.

 

Topic: 
Web Services
Subtopic: 
Departmental Website
Last updated: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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