Proceed as follows to create a new Page:
1. Go to Create content in the Drupal admin toolbar. A list of all available content types is displayed.
2. Click on Page to create a new page. The Create Page page is displayed. Creating a page in Drupal is very straightforward. Simply fill out all available (text) fields. Mandatory fields are displayed with a *.
3. Fill out the title of the new page. This title is used to compose the path of this page.
4. Use the body text field to provide the body text of the new page. In the body text field, both the plain text and the rich text editors can be used. The rich text editor offers more or less the same interface and functionalities for editing text as is the case for common word processors or text editors. Special attention should be drawn to the Insert / Edit Link and the Insert / Edit Image buttons though.
5. In the menu settings, the following items can be added / changed:
Menu link title: enter the title of the link to this item as it should appear in the menu.
Parent item: the parent item allows the user to create multi-level menus that collapse and expand. Specify the position of the link in the menu by means of the drop-down list.
Weight: specify the weight of the link in the menu; the higher the value, the lower the position of the link.
6. The Authoring information is an option that is not normally changed by the user as the system automatically keeps track of these data. It is possible though to trick the system by changing the authoring data so as to let Drupal consider a given page as being created by a certain person.
This authoring information functionality is especially of interest when it is required to limit the access of certain user roles in Drupal, e.g. in the case of the Sponsor pages:
So as to be able to restrict the access of users with a sponsor role to their own sponsor page only, the authoring information of each sponsor page will need to be adjusted so it contains the name of that sponsor. Consequently, a new user with the exact same user name will have to be created. This way, a sponsor logging in with the user name X will only be able to edit sponsor pages that were created by author X (specified in the authoring information of the page) and will not be able to edit other sponsor’s pages nor create new sponsor pages (thanks to the specific permissions specified for users with a sponsor role).
7. Use the Revision information Log message to provide information that might be useful to other authors who may edit your document later, or provide your rationale for making edits to your own or other people's content.
8. Publishing options lists the following options:
Published: If the Published box is checked, the page will be visible online as soon as the page is saved. Reasons to uncheck the box include pages that have been created but that are not allowed to go live yet or pages that are temporarily taken offline for modification.
Promoted to front page: Some websites have surveys of the most recently added / modified pages on the home page. Check the Promoted to front page box if you want to list your page on the home page.
Sticky at top of lists makes sure this page is listed on top of the survey if this box is checked. If this box is unchecked, the pages listed on the home page are listed (anti-)chronologically.
9. Use File attachments to add attachments to the page. Click on the Browse button to select the required file.
Note: uploads are restricted a maximum upload size of 1 MB and to the following file extensions: .jpg, . jpeg, .gif, .png, .txt, .doc, . xls, . pdf, . ppt, .pps, .odt, .ods, .odp, docx, xlsx, pptx.
10. For each page individually it is possible to determine whether or not users can post comments to this page.
Use disabled to switch off the option to post comments.
Use read only to only allow users to read other users’ comments to a page.
Use read/write to allow users to both read other users’ comments to a page and post comments of their own to a page.
11. In the back-end, Drupal saves every node as /node/x, in which the x reflects a number, e.g. libereurope.eu /node/25.
As this is not particularly descriptive to either humans or search engines, the URL path settings, in which the Automatic alias box is checked by default, offer a way to provide meaningful aliases for content. The /node/25 in the example above will be replaced by the title of the page as inserted by the administrator. Should the title of the page be too complicated, too long, etc., the administrator can provide a different alias to the URL of the page.
To add a personalized alias, uncheck the Automatic alias box and add a descriptive keyword that reflects the contents of your page.
Note: Aliases do not have to be single words, multiple words and relative paths are often more intuitive, e.g. libereurope.eu/digitisationandresourcediscovery.
However, an alias as libereurope.eu/digitisation-resource might prove to be more efficient for both readers and search engines.
12. Use the Vocabularies to categorize the content of the current page.
Determine the Topic of the current page by means of the Topic taxonomy term list.
Multiple options can be selected: simultaneously press the CTRL button of the keyboard and click on all applicable topics.
Use the Free tags text box to further categorize the content of the current page.
Formerly used tags will be automatically suggested and autocompleted by Drupal as the user enters new tags in the Free tags text box.
Separate multiple tags from each other by means of commas.