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How to Edit Pages in Drupal

Below is a how-to guide for common editing tasks in Drupal.


Log in

Click the "log in" link at the bottom of any page. Log in using your Geneseo user ID and password.


Viewing Pages in My Sites

  1. Click "Site Contents" in the Navigation Menu.  This will display a list of the sites you can edit.  Click on a given site to get a list of its pages. Contact CIT if the site you are looking for is not listed.
    Click on Site Contents in the Navigation Menu to view the sites you can edit

Edit a page

To edit a page, navigate to that page and click the "edit" button at the top of the page. When you have finished making your changes, click "save."


Undo an edit

If you make a mistake while editing a page, you can click the "undo" button at the top of the edit window (an icon of a left-pointing arrow). This will undo your last edit.


Change a page URL

To change a page URL (for example, changing https://www.geneseo.edu/drupal_training/help to https://www.geneseo.edu/drupal_training/page-faq), use the following steps.

  1. Click the "Edit" tab at the top of the page
  2. Click on the "URL path settings" tab
  3. Uncheck the box that says "Generate automatic URL alias"
  4. Type the new path in the text field, leaving out the "htttps://www.geneseo. edu/" part. For this example, you would type "drupal_training/page-faq"

Add a page to the left menu

  1. Click the 'Edit' tab for the page.
  2. Click on the "Menu Settings" tab.
  3. Enable the "add menu link" setting.
  4. Enter in the menu link title. Example: Page FAQ
  5. Select 'Parent item'. Example: <Drupal Training>
  6. Select the weight (the position of the menu item in the menu)
    Page Example.

Create and Edit a Table

  1. On the page you wish to add a table, click the 'Edit' tab at the top of the page.
  2. In the 'Body' section of the editor, change the Text Format from 'Basic' to 'Advanced'.
  3. There are now more options in the toolbar of the editor. Click the icon denoted 'Table'.
    Page examle icon location.
  4. Select the number of rows and columns, as well as widths and heights of the table. Click 'OK'.
    Page Example
  5. Enter the desired text into the cells of the table.
  6. To edit the table, right-click anywhere within the table. You can insert and delete cells, rows, and columns, as well as edit the table properties (number of rows and columns, height, width). 
    Page Example