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    Homepage Feature in Drupal


    A Homepage feature brings extra attention to new or particularly important content. The space in which it appears gives you 300 characters to describe the page.

    When editing a basic page or article, you will find the Homepage feature option on the left, towards the bottom of the page.

    Publishing Options in Drupal


    The Publishing options section lets you control what happens after you create content in Drupal. These options are available when you create or edit your content.

    Published content

    If your content is published, that means that users who visit your site will be able to navigate to and view your content. If you are still working on your content and would like to save your work without it being visible to a wider audience, you can uncheck Published. The content will not be visible to anyone but its creator.

    Clear Cache in Drupal


    Our servers save copies of our pages so that they load faster on our computers. That "cache" is automatically cleared at the top of the hour to catch any page changes that might have happened recently.

    Sometimes, if you need your edits to go live before the next scheduled clear, or if you just created something (like a menu feature) and it isn’t displaying correctly, clearing your own cache manually can fix the problem.

    Web Service Overview



    Dartmouth's ITC Web Services provides professional creative and technical support for the development of websites, including creating and hosting websites, the use of the institutional design templates, web information architecture development, and website content support through the use of two distinct content management systems. The service features

    Main Menu in Drupal


    All Drupal sites at Dartmouth have a Main Menu (also known as the horizontal navigation). It's one of the first things you see when you visit the homepage of a Dartmouth website, whether you are logged in to make changes or not. On academic department websites, the menu will usually include tabs for Undergraduate (and/or Graduate) programs, News & Events, and a listing of the People in the department. Other sites may be structured differently, depending on their needs.

    Article Body in Drupal


    This is the main text area for your article. It should be formatted to be readable on the web. Paragraphs should be separated with new lines and the body of the article should consist of complete sentences.

    This section allows for formatting such as bold and italics, and also allows for linking to other pages on your site or to pages elsewhere on the web.

    Do not place images within a section body. If you do, they won’t scale correctly with the page and will not look good on mobile devices. Use the slideshow for images.


    About Drupal


    Drupal is one of Dartmouth's content management systems (the way we handle the content we put on our sites). The design delivers a more consistent user experience across all platforms, from desktop computers to mobile phones.

    Add Content in Drupal


    If you want to create content in Drupal, start by clicking the Add Content link in the gray menu bar at the top-left corner of your screen. You can create four kinds of content, depending on what you're trying to do:

    Article Tags in Drupal


    The tag function makes it easy for you to gather articles in one place. It automatically updates the feed as new articles matching that tag come in. While basic pages have a menu structure to give them context, articles need tags to tell your site where they go.

    The tag field is located below the article body field.

    Be conservative with your tags. Think logically about the subject areas your content falls into.

    Basic Page Introduction in Drupal


    The purpose of the introduction is to give users a very brief idea of what they’ll find on your page. One or two sentences works best. If you need more room, split up your information and use the first section. Don't use multiple paragraphs in the introduction.

    There aren’t many text formatting options in the introduction. Introductory text will appear gray and larger than body text.


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