Adding Content

Once you’re ready to create a new page, hover over Content and then Add Content in your toolbar. This will prompt you to select what type of page (content type) you’d like to add. If you're unsure about which type of page will work best for your content, please refer to the list of available Content Types

Adding pages to the navigation

Menu Settings box in Drupal displaying the options for Menu link title, Description, Parent item drop-down and Weight

All pages on your site should have a place in your navigation.

This is one of the most important steps in creating a new page. After creating a page, your next step should be to decide where this content will live in the navigation so users can find it. 

To place the page within the navigation on your site, use the Menu Settings dropdown on the left-hand side of your screen.

  • Select Provide a menu link and give the page a link title. This will be the title for your page that displays in the navigation.  
  • Choose a Parent item—as in what section it should live—from the drop-down menu.
  • Assign the page a weight—or in what order you’d like it to appear in the navigation or drop-down menu. Pages with a greater weight will be listed at the top of pages with a lower weight.

Parent pages are pages that host pages underneath them. A parent page can have multiple child pages. For example, the main pages of your navigation are considered “parent” pages, while the “child” pages are those displayed in the drop-down menu.

Publishing pages 

Once you have selected where your page belongs in the navigation, you can save as a draft and keep working, or (if your content is complete) publish the page. To do this, select your option from the blue box at the bottom of the screen. NOTE: The default view is to save and create a new draft—not to publish your changes live. You’ll need to use the drop-down to publish changes.

  • Save and Create New Draft: Creates a draft of the page that is not live on the site which can be published later. 
  • Save and Publish: Publishes the new page to the website.