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How to Post Stories and Pages in Drupal

written by: Amanda Presley•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 7/5/2011

Are your ready to add content to your Drupal site? This tutorial will get your started. I will show you how to add pages and stories to your site.

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    Adding Content in Drupal

    In this tutorial, I will show you how to post stories and pages in Drupal. After you have set up your Drupal site and decided on your theme, your next step will probably be to start adding content. You can add content by adding stories and pages. This tutorial will show you step by step how to do that.

    How to Post Stories in Drupal

    We will start with posting stories in Drupal. Go ahead and login to your admin panel of Drupal. In your admin panel, you will need to click the Create Content link. Then click the Story link. The next page is where you will create your story. Enter a title for the story and then enter the message in the body field. Below the body field, you will see the different links. Click each link to expand the section. The sections are listed below with a brief description.

    Input Format – This option allows you to choose between full html code or filtered html code. If you are using html code for everything in your body message, choose the full html option. If you are just using html for text options, click the filtered html option.

    Revision Information – The next field will not apply to the story if you are creating a new story. If you are editing a story, you can enter a message in this field to let the users and visitors of your site know why you edited it.

    Comment Settings – This section allows you to choose if you want the story to be commented on. Tick the field of your choice in this section.

    Authoring Information – This is the information about you. You can enter your name and the date that you created this story.

    Publishing Options – This is your options for publishing your story. You publish it, make it stick to the top, and promote it to the front page.

    After you have typed your story and set your options, click the Save button to publish it.

    How to Create Pages in Drupal

    You create a page the same way that you create the stories. Click Create Content in the main menu and then click Page. You will see the same editor as the story editor. You will also see the same options for the page that you had for the story.

    You will have to use html code to create links and different font options in your stories and pages. If you do not use html, the text options will use the style from the template that you are using for Drupal.