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DRUPAL7MANUALYoumaynoticethatthismanualdoesntincludeeverything.Pleaseaddtoit!ThereareabundantDrupal7resourcesoutsideofthisdocumentifIdidntincludesomethinghere,someonemorecapableprobablywroteitdownelsewhere.~Dr.Smith

ByMarianSmith,Ed.D.,AcademicAffairsAnalyst,UNTOfficeoftheProvostforAcademicAffairs,withcontributionsfromTeresaSchofield,UNTStudentAssistant

UniversityofNorthTexas

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TableofContents1.GettingStarted.........................................................................................................................................2

2.UsefulTerms............................................................................................................................................3

3.SettingWebsiteInformation....................................................................................................................5

3a.FrontPageInformation......................................................................................................................5

3b.FrontPageURL...................................................................................................................................5

3c.PageRedirects....................................................................................................................................5

3d.SearchBar..........................................................................................................................................5

4.CreatingContent......................................................................................................................................7

4a.Setup..................................................................................................................................................7

4b.BasicPage...........................................................................................................................................7

4c.Article.................................................................................................................................................7

4d.Webform............................................................................................................................................7

4e.ContentFormatting............................................................................................................................9

5.Menus.....................................................................................................................................................10

5a.Horizontal(Top)Menu.....................................................................................................................10

5b.Drop-DownMenu............................................................................................................................11

5c.On-PageMenus................................................................................................................................11

6.NivoSlider..............................................................................................................................................15

7.Toggling..................................................................................................................................................17

7a.Setup................................................................................................................................................17

7b.CodeforToggling.............................................................................................................................17

7c.InsertingImagesintoToggledCode/Tables......................................................................................18

8.PageJumps.............................................................................................................................................20

8a.In-PageJumps...................................................................................................................................20

8b.Out-of-pageJumps...........................................................................................................................20

8c.DeletingAnchors/Jumps...................................................................................................................20

9.UserManagement..................................................................................................................................22

9a.GrantingAccess................................................................................................................................22

9b.EditingAccess...................................................................................................................................22

9c.DeletingAccess.................................................................................................................................22

10. OtherResources.............................................................................................................................23

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1.GettingStartedYouhaveawebsite!Socool.Nowwhat?

Youneedaccess!

Someone(oneofthewebsitescurrentusers,orwhoevergaveyouthewebsite)willhavetosetyouupwithauseraccount.MakesuretheyuseyourUNTenterpriseuseridentification,EUID,foryourusername.

Note: Informationongrantingsomeoneelseaccessisgiveninsection9.UserManagement.

TomanageyouDrupal7website,logintotheuserpage(websitename.unt.edu/user)withyournormalUNTsystemusername,EUID,andnormalUNTsystempassword.

Then,youcangetstarted.

Throughoutthismanual,auserbar(picturedbelow)willbementionedasameansthroughwhichtoaccess/manageaDrupal7site.Onceyouhaveaccessandlogin,itshouldbeatthetopleftofyourscreen.Ifitdoesntappearthere,contactwhoevergaveyouaccessandaskthemforcompleteaccess.

Allofthesebuttonsleadtotoolswithwhichyoucanconfigureyourwebsite.Thehomepagecanbereachedbyclickingthe icontothefarleft.

Note: AllimageexamplesusedinthismanualaretakenfromtheUniversityofNorthTexasSPOT(StudentPerceptionsofTeaching)website,spot.unt.edu.

ButwhatifIneedhelp?Imean,anactualpersonwhoknowsDrupalinsideandout?

Drupalcanbeascarybeast.GoogleisagreatresourceforfindingouthowtouseDrupal(and,well,anything),butgoto10.OtherResourcestolearnmoreaboutUNTswebsite-managementresourcesandoffices,aswellasotherhelpfulwebsites.

Note: ifyouhavetroublefindingatopic,pressCtrlandf,thentypethewordyourelookingfor,andpressenter.Thattoolthefindtoolwilltakeyoutoallmentionsofthatword.

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2.UsefulTermsNow,Imgoingtogiveyouabunchofinformationthatyoumightnotunderstandorcareabout.Dontpanic!Understandingmostofitdoesntmatterifyoufollowthedirections,butifyourecurious,hereswhatdifferenttermsmean.

Term DefinitionAnchor Asubsetlinkinsideapagethatleadsdirectlytothatsectionofthepage.

BasicPage Themostbasiccontenttypeyoucanputpictures,text,links,andmoreonthis.

Block Thinkofthisasaboxofcontentthatyoucanassigntoapageandmovetoablockregionofapage.

BlockRegions Theregionsonapage,whichcanbeviewedbygoingtoStructureontheuserbar,Blocks,thenBlockscanbemovedtodifferentregionsthisishowyouarrangecontentonapage.

ContentType Acontenttypeisjustwhatitsoundslike.Itswhatapage,article,andwebformare:typesofcontentthatfillvariousroles.

DevelopmentWebsite

Atestsiteinwhichcontentforanewwebsiteisput,andthenthedevelopmentsiteismadelive:everythingfromthedevelopmentsite(typically,websitename-dev.unt.edu)iscopiedintoanactivesite(websitename.unt.edu).Thedevelopmentsitecanstillexistafterthis,andcanbeusedasapracticesite.

DisplaySuite Thetoolwithwhichyoucanorganizethewayblocksaredisplayedfordifferentviewmodes.

EditMode Themodeinwhichyoucaneditapage.TheEditbuttonisaffixedtotherightsideofthepage,underViewandoverManageDisplay.

Menu Alistoflinks,ormenuitems,thatcanbedisplayedinvariousformats.

Modules Thecontrolroomforyourwebsitehere,youcanfliponcertainswitches,tochangewhatbuttonsbecomeavailable.

Node Apage.Moreaccurately,theuniqueidentifierforanormalpage(asopposedtoaWebformorArticle),foundwhilehoveringovertheeditbutton(whichisaffixedtotherightsideofuserviewinDrupal7;seeEditMode)andlookingtothebottomleftofthescreen(wherethenodenumbercanbefoundafternode/).

ParentItem Theitemunderwhichanodecanfallasasubset.Assigningaparentitemtoapagewillmakethatpageintoamenuitem.

Toggling Thisishidingtextbehindanotherpieceoftext.Example:foranFAQpage,youcouldhaveaquestion,andthenuponclicking

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onthatquestion,text(ananswer)couldappearunderneathit.Ifyouclickedonthequestionagain,thetextwouldthendisappear.

UserBar Thenavigationmenuwhichshowsupatthetopofauserspagewhenloggedin.Itlookslikethis:

Throughoutthismanual,differentbuttonsonthisbarwillbereferenced(mostlyContent,Structure,andModules).

ViewMode Aformatofpage,article,orwebformthatyoucancreate,thenassignmenustoandarrangedifferentlythanotherviewmodes.

Webform Aregistrationpage.Ithasfill-in-the-blanks,multiple-choiceoptions,etc.thatyoucanusetorequestinformationfromyourwebsitesvisitors.

Weight Theorderassignmentofamenuitem.Heavier(greaternumericvalue)itemsfloatdownortotheright,whilelighter(smallernumericvalue)itemsfloattothetopoftheleft.

WYSIWYG StandsforWhatYouSeeIsWhatYouGet,pronouncedwizzywig.Thisisthesetofoptionsyouseewhenineditmode,anditsyourtoolboxforeditingcontent.Itlookslikethis:

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3.SettingWebsiteInformation3a.FrontPageInformation

1)ToedittheSiteName(circledbelow),goto ontheuserbar,looktotheSystemsectiononthetopright,andselectSiteInformation.

2)Here,youcanalsoedittheinformationatthebottomofyoursite(circledbelow).Toeditthe