Creating Pages in Drupal

Creating a New Page

  1. Click 'Create Content' in the My Workbench Menu and Press the "Basic Page" button for the website where you want to create a page.  In this example we have a single website.  If I had edit access on multiple sites, I would see a list of all my sites.
  2. Title, Table of Contents, and Body of page
    Drupal 8 Adding Basic Page Title and Table of Contents
  3. Enter the page title in the Title Field.  Drupal will use the title for the page name unless you specify an explicit url path (see below)
  4. The "Add Table of Contents" section if checked will automatically generate a set of anchor links (i.e. "table of contents) in the upper right portion of the page.  This can be useful on large web pages to help people jump directly to a given section of the page.
  5. The Body section is the main content of the page.
    • The default text format is basic.  This format controls the editing options available in the editor. 
  6. Menu settings allows you to automatically add a link to the website's menu when the page is created.
  7. URL path settings can be used to provide a custom url for the web page.  
    • The URL is typically generated based on the title of the page.  We highly recommend that in most situations you use the automaticly generated urls.
    • Uncheck the "Generate automatic URL alias" box to customize the url.  
    • Be careful that you follow the directions specified when entering the custom url.  These urls should be relative (see below).  URLs should separate words using dashes (to maxmimize web page SEO (search engine optimization).

Locate and Edit an Existing Page

Navigate to the page you would like to edit. If you are not logged in, login using the link at the bottom of the page. Once logged in, click the 'Edit' tab on the top menu (the tab will only be visible if you have permission to edit the page).