Editing Pages

To edit a page of your website:

  1. Log in to your administrator account
  2. Navigate to the page you want to edit
    • Or, you can also go to Content Management -> Content, and find the page in the list
    • Note: your Home page will probably not have an edit tab. Drupal allows us to post more than one node on the front page, so your home page text is probably a page that we've created and set to 'Display on Front Page.' To edit this page, you'll need to go to the Content menu.
  3. Click on the Edit tab below the page title to go into Edit Mode
  4. Make changes to the text of the page within the Body field
  5. Make changes to other sections and fields only if you're sure you know what you're doing
  6. Scroll down and click on Save to save your changes

Your website is built using different 'content types.' We create different content types for different purposes so we have the flexibility of changing how those content types work and function and relate to the rest of the website. Blogs look and function differently than Events, for instance. The following content types can be edited using the above method:

- Page
- Blog
- Story
- Event
- Poll

Some 'pages' of your site may have been built using a View. That means that we programmed the page to be created dynamically using a series of arguments and filters, then 'view' the result. Views will not have an Edit tab at the top of the page and you should not attempt to alter a view unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

Other 'pages' of your site may have been created using 'Panels.' Panels allow us to divide up a page into multiple elements that have completely different functions and sources. This is particularly useful if we wish to display the results of several Views or Blocks within the normal content region. Like Views, Panels will not have an Edit tab at the top of the page and you should not attempt to alter a Panel unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

Copying and Pasting Text from Other Sources

It's not uncommon to want to copy and paste text into your site from Microsoft Word, an email, or perhaps from another website. You can do this, but you must be mindful of the fact that often this text that you're copying will have background code that you cannot see, but will be placed into your page. Once you save your new text with this background code, all kinds of side effects can occur.

Instead, it is better to use the Paste from Word button or the Paste as Plain Text button - both of which are found in your text editing toolbar. If neither of those are able to strip away the offending background code, your other options include clicking on the Disable Rich Text link below the body field, or pasting your text into Word Pad and then re-copying and pasting the text into your site.