Add a Basic Page

Most of a site's content will be comprised of the Basic Page content type since it can be used to create static content that rarely changes, like an About Us page, or with the help of Working with Views, create key dynamic pages, like a Faculty List page. Basic pages can be organized into sections by associating a given page with related divisions, labs, programs or subsites (See the Related tab section below). 

The Basic Page is the most common content type on a website.  

In Edit mode, using the main menu at the top left corner of the site, select Content>Add Content>Basic Page

The basic page form is organized into sections by four tabs: Main, Flexible Content, Related and Sidebar.

Main tab

  • Add the page title 
  • To upload a Featured Image (hero image), click the Add media button. See Working with the Media Library for additional help.
  • Add text to the image with the Featured Image Text field.
  • If there is introductory text, add it to the Intro Text 
  • Fill out the body field. See the Formatting Text Using the WYSIWYG Editor section of this document for additional help.

Paragraph tab

Basic Page Content Box

Paragraph types:

Sidebar tab

The sidebar can have the following Paragraph Types and Views. See Working with Paragraphs and Working with Views for more information.

Allowed paragraph Types

Related tab

  • If the page has related divisions/units already added to the system, begin typing the name of the first division in the Related Divisions/Units field. Choose the division from the dropdown list of suggestions. Related labs, programs and subsites can also be added in the same way in their respective fields.

Menu Settings

To add a page to a menu:

  • In the Menu Settings box on the far right of the page, Select the Provide a menu link box.
  • Edit the automatically generated Menu link title field if necessary. For instance, change "About the Office of X" to  "About Us."
  • Select the Parent item from dropdown menu. This is the the page to which the current page should be attached.
  • Set an optional Weight value to set the sort order in the menu for the page.
  • Save.

See Add Content to a Menu for additional help. 

URL Alias

URL Alias: A shorter URL can often be useful when promoting certain programs or events. See: Create a Custom URL