Activity Creating a Block

Let's take a step-by-step approach to create a Block to advertise the CD. 1. Log in as the admin, and then select the Site building menu. 2. The Site building menu will be similar to the following screenshot (it may vary based on the installed modules). Next, we click on the Blocks option. Configure what black content appears in your site's sidebars and other Control your site's navigation menu, primary links and secondary links. Change which theme your site uses ar allows users to set. Views...

Activity Creating a Blog entry remotely

Let's now perform the task of adding a blog entry to our Drupal web site from a remote location. 1. We'll run Windows Live Writer. As you can see in the following screenshot, the site name appears in the upper-right corner, showing us that we're configured and ready to go. 2. We'll enter a title, as shown in the following screenshot 3. Then we'll create the blog entry anything will do. An example is shown in the following screenshot. I had a great day today chased a rabbit, got some tablefood,...

Making Content Findable

We've created some Node Content in the last three chapters. Interesting and useful content is a necessity on any web site, particularly on those built around a Content Management System. However, this may not be the only necessity. Another necessity is making the browsing experience on your site pleasant for the visitor, and in this context, making the content easy to find. Having content on the front page of the site is one way to make it findable, but the amount of content is limited to a...

Drupal Indexing Authoring Information

Access rules 142-146 anonymous user, roles 133 audio embedding, in Node Content 52-54 file, uploading to server 52 authenticated user, roles 133 authoring information, content form fields add block tab 99 benefits 136 Block body field 99 Block description 99 Block title field 99 Create Div Container pop-up, advanced tag 100 creating, to advertise CD 98-107 Image Properties popup 101, 102 page, deciphering 107, 108 Page specific visibility, settings 105 User specific visibility, settings 104...

CSS in Drupal

CSS can be as complex and lengthy a subject as HTML. So we'll just take a look at the small subset that we'll use the most. Just as HTML is used for creating tables, CSS Cascading Style Sheets styles are used to dress them up a bit, so that they don't look dull and boring like the previous example. Every theme in Drupal comes with at least one CSS file, which is usually called style.css. This file contains styles that affect the appearance of the HTML elements within the page such as headings,...

What this book covers

In every chapter you will find discussions and activities on an aspect of Drupal meaningful to the Content Editor. Each chapter builds on the knowledge gained from the prior chapters. Following is a summary of each chapter Chapter 1-The Grand Tour The beginning of the journey About a Content Management System What will be done in the chapters Creating page and story content from the user side The methods of entering text plain text, plain text with tags, Rich Text Editor The other fields that...