Creating and Editing a General Page

1. Give the Page a title

2. You can add a Hero image, though those are very large and dominate the top of the page. They are mainly meant for either Group landing pages or pages of special significance, and pages that are just meant for basic information likely don't warrant a Hero image.

3. The Body section is where text and images are inserted into the page. You can type your content directly into that field, or you can copy and paste from another location. If you have content in Microsoft Word, copy it from that document and paste it into the Body field. Drupal will identify it as Word content and ask you if you want to clean it up. Click yes and the content will appear in the Body.

4. You can add basic styles to your text by using the icons above the Body section. They include Bold, Italics, Underline, Bulleted List, and Numbered List. Note that using Underline for text on a page is not advised, as users are trained to assume anything that is underlined is a link. Just use Bold and/or Italics to highlight your content.

5. If you are creating content that is broken into sections or sub-sections, you can use the Header styles to appropriately structure the content. Using a Header style gives the heading a different look, but, most importantly, it also structures the page so that visually impaired users can interact with it using a screen reader. Therefore, ONLY USE HEADER STYLES FOR HEADERS, NOT TO SIMPLY MAKE A BLOCK OF TEXT LOOK BIGGER OR MORE PROMINENT. Doing this will cause the content to break for screen readers and put it, and the website as a whole, out of compliance with accessibility requirements.

It is important that Headers are structured correctly. Go here to learn how to do that.

6. To insert an image or video into the body of your page, click the Insert from Media Library button, the last icon on the right in the top line of icons above the body. Go here for details on how to insert new images and work with the media library.

Within the body of the page, you have the ability to embed images centered, left-justified, and right-justified throughout the page. Once you have added an image to the Body, there will be a small Pencil icon at the top right corner of the image. Clicking on that opens a window where you decide where you want to locate the image and how large to show the image. It is recommended that when you want to put images on the left or right that you use more vertical images so that text wrapping works well. More horizontal images and videos should be centered, especially above the text.

7. To add Accordion/Expandable items to the page, click Add Expandable Section. You will need to give the section a title, and there is a place for an optional description. Beneath that will be the first Expandable Item, which will also require a title, and then you can add your content the same way you did in the Body. To add additional items, click the Add Expandable and repeat.

8. If a webform has been created for you, you add the form to a General page in the next section.

9. There are many Page Components you can choose from. For a General Page, the one that you will likely use the most is the Image/Video Gallery. All galleries will now be General Pages with this component added to them.

10. Once you have created your page and are ready to publish it, change the pulldown menu labeled Save as to Published and click the Save button.

11. If you want to make changes to your new page, or make changes to any existing page, when you are viewing the page there will be buttons in the bottom right corner. Click the Edit button and you will be sent to the edit environment for that content.

12. If you want to create another new piece of content at this point, you can click on the Groups button at the bottom right of that page. On the next screen, click View Content to the right of the Group name and it will take you back to where you can view all of your Group content and create new content.