Creating a Basic Page

Go to Add Content via Content -> Add Content (/node/add)

Use Basic Pages for your static content, such as an About us page.

Basic pages are quite versatile and will most likely make up most of the content on your site.

PAGE TITLE

Every page needs a title. This is a required field. Other required fields are marked with a red asterisk.

REVISION INFORMATION

You can view the date and time of the last saved revision.

Additionally, type a revision log message indicating what changes you have made to the page.

When the page is saved, the revision log will be saved including the typed message, date and time of revision, and author for future reference.

CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Type a short summary of you content here. It will be used if there are any displays around the site that reference this content. By default, this is also used by search engines when they crawl and index your site.

When the page is saved the content description will be saved for future reference.

FEATURED IMAGE

A featured image for the page can be added. Select Browse media or Add media to add a picture from your computer or already existing media from the Media library.

URL ALIAS

Check the box to automatically generate a URL alias. Otherwise, specify an alternative path by which this data can be accessed. For example, type “/about” when writing an about page.

AUTHORING INFORMATION

Write the username of the content author.

RELATIONSHIPS (TAGS)

You can create relationships to taxonomy terms. Commonly used to organize and classify content behind the scenes.

You can reference existing (autocomplete) or create new tags by typing comma-separate terms.

Additionally, to view existing tags, go to /admin/structure/taxonomy/manage/tags/overview.

Menu Settings

You can provide a menu link. Select the button will create a menu link at the top of the page in the navigation bar. When the button is activated, additional options such as the menu link title, description, parent item, and weight of the webpage’s menu link are available to configure.

MENU LINK TITLE

Add a title that will display as the menu link in the navigation bar.

DESCRIPTION

Add a description that will display when hovering over the menu link.

PARENT ITEM

Choose the parent item for the webpage, which will display this webpages menu link in a drop down menu under the selected parent.

WEIGHT

Change the menu link’s weight. Menu links with lower weights are displayed before links with higher weights.

Page Options

Page options contains additional page options.

VISUALLY HIDE TITLE

Select Visually hide title button to hide the title.

REMOVE SIDEBAR REGIONS

Select Remove sidebar regions to remove the webpage’s sidebar.

Page Actions

You can save, preview, delete, and configure the current state of the page at the bottom of the edit form.

Change to:

You can change the current state of the page to either published, draft, or archived.

Note: Site visitors will only see content marked as published.