To create content
Administration >> Content >> Add Content
Select the content type you want to create. There are usually one or more fields within each content type. We are providing an example of a page.
- Title and Body fields are found in most content types.
- Body is where you put the text for the page. "Input format" controls what code can go in the Body field. There are three (core) options: filtered HTML, PHP code, and full HTML. CCK allows you to change the name of this field; for example, you might call it "Product description."
- Use the 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. The log message is not visible to users without the appropriate content editing rights.
- Menu settings are used only if you are making this piece of content an item in one of your menus. It's the most efficient way to create menus. Another handbook section you may find useful is Working with the Menu.
- Comment settings are probably best set at the site level (click Content management > Comments > Settings), but can be specified for an individual piece of content.
- You can attach files to many content types. The "Upload" module must be enabled, and then the content type has to be set to allow this.
- If you enabled the Path core module or added PathAuto, you'll have URL path settings next. You can enter a "normal" name here rather than being required to use "node/2" when you refer to it later on. PathAuto will automatically create a URL based on your page title.
- Authoring sets the time stamp and creator information. The other use for this section is to control the page or story order when they are based on the time and date it was created.
- Publishing options: only "Published" items show up on the website. You can also promote content to the front page and make the content item sticky to the top of lists.
The final step is to preview your content and to Submit your page.