Creating Content

To create a new node (page), first choose Create content from your user menu. A list of options will appear, including Equipment, Location, Event, etc. Choose the type of node you'd like to create. Depending on the type, different input fields will be available (e.g. the Equipment type includes fields for Manufacturer and Model #). The title field and "type" Vocabulary are required; all other fields are optional.

Locations and Equipment
  1. Go to Create content on your user menu and choose Location or Equipment
  2. Fill in the appropriate fields and click Save
  3. A menu entry and URL alias (human-readable web address) will be generated automatically

Events
  1. Go to Create content on your user menu and choose Event. You can also go to the Event Calendar and click Add+ to create a new event.
  2. Fill in the appropriate fields and click Save
Events are added to the calendar automatically. If you tag an Event with "Symposia" or "Workshops," it will also be added to the Education menu under the appropriate heading.

Courses
  1. Go to Create content on your user menu and choose Course
  2. Fill in the appropriate fields
  3. Choose either Undergraduate courses or Graduate courses from the Education menu
  4. Click Save
Other Content Types

Book page, Page, Panel, and Story are less frequently used content types. They do not have customized fields (only title and body). Because they have no attached Taxonomy, they must be added to the menu manually.

  • Book page: Creates a series of nodes like this one, organized in front-to-back order. Hierarchies are also possible.
  • Page: A simple, standard web page. The home node of this website is a Page with an embedded Panel that arranges the content into columns.
  • Panel: A more complex type of page where content can be separated into boxes or columns. The home node of this website includes a Panel that produces the columns.
  • Story: A blog-style page that includes comments by default.