How to Create Drupal Articles and Pages

Learn how to create articles and pages in Drupal

Drupal has two main content types - Articles and Pages. Articles are time-sensitive pieces of content like blog posts, news, press releases, etc. On the other hand, Pages, are more static type of content like your About us or Contact pages for example. In this tutorial, we will show you how to create each one of them.

Create a Page and assign it to the Menu

For the purpose of this tutorial we will create an About Us page and assign it to the top menu of our Drupal website. To begin, login with your admin account and click on the Content menu.

Once the page loads, click on the Add content link on top of your screen.

Next, select the Basic page type of content from the list you will be provided with.

The default Drupal content editor will appear. Add a Title for your page and of course - its content. For the purpose of this tutorial we will make an About us page and I will just paste some content to serve as sample data.

Now, let's add that page to the top navigation. Simply scroll down and place a check on the Provide a menu link option. Once you do that, you will be able to select a menu link title, parent item and weight for that menu. Since we want it to go at the end, choose 5 or a higher number in the weight option.

Finally, click on the Save button at the bottom of the page in order to publlish your new About us page. That's it, you can now navigate to your website and see the content you've just created!

Create an Article

Creating Articles is very similar to the process of creating a page. Again, start by clicking on the Content button -> Add content but this time select Article instead of Basic page.

Now, you can add your content. Note, that there's a Tags field. In it, you can add different tags that describe your new publication. You can separate different tags by commas. They are an useful way to organize your articles but remember to keep using the same tags for posts on the same topic. The idea is that you will be able to filter out content based on your tags later on in the development of your site.

Once you enter your content, scroll down to the settings panel. Click on the Publishing options tab. You will see the different ways you can publish yorur new article. You can put it on your front page or even stick it on top of all your articles. By default, your articles will be published on your main page and the newer ones will be on top. For the purpose of this tutorial, let's leave it that way.

Finally, press the Save button to publish your page. That's it, you can now open your site and see the newly added article!

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