Editing your Drupal 7 site

How to edit the home page

Go to Appearance » Settings » CAS 7.x-1.0 and view the Front page tab under the CAS 7.x Settings heading.

The Hero Header is the full-screen image and text that appears at the top of the home page.

The Description is the name of your site, followed by a brief description of your department, program, or organization.

The Section Highlights are the 3 to 6 white blocks. Each block contains a title, descriptive text, and a button to the appropriate section.

The Latest News is the news slider on the home page. It automatically pulls the most recent news items that have been posted. If an image has been uploaded for that news item, it will appear behind the text.

The Upcoming Events lists events that are happening in the future. If there are no events in the future, it will not display.

Front page settings screen

Hero Header


Section Highlights

Latest News

Upcoming Events

How to add background images to use on the home page

Go to Content » Add Content » Background Image. Upload an image that is at least 1280 x 720 and give it a descriptive title. Once this background image has been saved, the title will appear in the drop-downs for selecting background images in the Front page settings.

A Background Image was created with the title "Harris in classroom." It appears as an option for the Background Image drop-down.

Go to Appearance » Settings » CAS 7.x-1.0 and view the Footer tab under the CAS 7.x Settings heading.

How to edit the main menu

Go to Structure » Menus » Main Menu. Editing the main menu here is exactly like editing it in Drupal 6.

How to add pages

Go to Content » Add Content » Page. This will create a new page on the site. If you want to add it to your site's menu structure, view how to do so in Drupal 6.

How to edit pages

Navigate to the page you want to edit. Click the Edit tab above the page's title.

How to sort People by custom categories

By default, we provide 3 categories for People: Faculty, Staff, and Teaching Assistants. If you need additional categories or subcategories, you can add them yourself.

Go to Structure » Taxonomy » People type » Add term. Enter the category you want to add in the Name field. You do not need to add a description. Save the new term. It will now appear in the drop-down options when adding or editing People.

If you'd like a category to appear as a subcategory of an existing category, go to Structure » Taxonomy » People type. You will see a list of the existing terms. You can drag and rearrange the categories as you see fit. This is useful when wanting to subdivide a main category: for example, Faculty could have subcategories of Emeritus Faculty and Lecturers.

These categories need to be added to your menu manually. To do so, go to Structure » Menus » Main Menu » Add Link. Enter the title that will appear in the menu. For the Path, enter in people/the-category-you-added. Replace the-category-you-added with the category you added. It will be the category name you created previously, but all lowercase and with all spaces replaced with hyphens. Additionally, common short words will be removed (examples: to, in, and, for). Some examples of category paths:

Category name: Emeritus Faculty
Path: people/emeritus-faculty

Category name: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Path: people/biochemistry-molecular-biology

Category name: ‚ÄčProfessors
Path: people/professors