Here you will find some information about content editing.
If you use some office suite like Word(tm) or OpenOffice please don't forget to paste text in the text editing area using the "paste from word" button. This will get rid of the excessive use of wrapping styles that Word and other wordprocessors use.
They seem to be missing from the old site. So please add some keywords to your new content. and if you have the time add some to old content. As I will be doing.
Please enter about 5 to 10 logical keywords to the page as you create them.
Also please add a small description.
Revisions allow us to restore pages to a previous version so they are quite handy.
When you change pages that were already live, no matter how small, please create a new revision and write a few words to discribe what you changed.
For new pages, create revisions as you see fit.
even though we have a brand new Drupal CMS(Content Management System) Press releases are still the most complex of all.
To write a new press release there are a couple of things that you will need
- Icon image 50x50
The icon will be used for listing Press release items and should be a nice eyecatcher. The more regognizable, the better
- Emblem image (optional)
This image will be displayed at the right side of the press releas as is the standard. again this is meant to be recognisable. If we have links to the a website, take some thing from there and related to the content of the press release
- Press release text
The Press release template can befound in the tools menu.
fields and sections:
- Newsletter field, select press release alert
- Send newsletter section (not currently active) select don't send now
- Title field should contain the date of the press release. Format: space seperated, full month. Example: 10 August 2012
- URL path settings
don't create automatic aliases but creat alias manually "press/great-place-for-a-title"
- Publishing options
Switch to published if you are sure it looks good (you can use preview to check that) (bother someone else to proofread it)
- Promoted to front page(we don't use that)
- Sticky (not used)
Events are a simple list of events (usually conferences) where Clustervision will be exhibiting
Events are shown in the front page using the views module (view: PressReleasesRight)
Events are also shown on the news page in the right two blocks created by a custom made CVnews module.
The two blocks are: "Upcomming Events overview", "Past Events overview"
The news page is also created by this module sites/all/modules/news.
Main things you will need for this are:
Something visually recognisable for the conference
- Start date
- End date
Please enter the correct starting time and end time of the conference. if you don't have any available, then please use 00:00 for the start and 23:59 for the end time
- Event name
Again, the title is the date.
Format: [month name] [daystart]-[dayend], [year]
Example: October 9-10, 2011
There are a few ways to insert images.
Images that are publicly available on the internet can just be dragged into the editing area. this creates a "deep link" and some site owners might not be happy with that. Also you run the risk that the site managers over there delete the file and then our site will display a broken image. So we should be carefull with that
Bests practice is to upload the image to the our site.
Upload using image content type
If you are sure you are going to use this image multiple times in various articles the best way to do that is to create a new content type in "Create content/image".
After you have uploaded the file, open a new window so you have one window with the image and another where you can edit the article. Now to use the image just drag it into the editing area. After that you can edit the image properties with the image icon in your wysywig editor
The Attached images section on the edit page has very few options of placing the image on your page. It just puts a thumbnail on the right side of the page. Which should be ok for most press-releases.
Upload using file attachments
Every content type should have a section called "File attachements" when you edit a page. You can upload a new image this way and attach it to the article that you are editing.
After you have uploaded your file, you will see it in the list. Please uncheck the "list" checkbox because otherwise it will show up as a attached file at the bottom of the page. If you want to test it then please uncheck/check the list item in this page and see what it looks like.
In this list you also see a line starting with "http://www.clust.." this is the address of your image. So select, and copy that.
Click the image icon on your wysywig editor and paste the address of your image in the "url" field.
This is also a great way to attach pdf versions of press releases.
General image guidelines
Dont upload huge images. Resize your images before you upload them. I know that you can resize them in the editor, but that's not really resizing them.