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How do I create a Gallery using Drupal?

The “Gallery” content type can be used to display a set of photos as a photo slideshow. Before creating your “Gallery,” crop all of the included photos to the same size (i.e. 400×300 pixels) and upload them to the appropriate “Files (hidden)” webpage.

Creating a New Gallery

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the page you wish to add an Gallery to.
  3. Locate the “Edit Console” in the top left of the screen. Click the “Add” button.Edit Console
  4. The screen now lists all the content types. Choose “Gallery” from the list.
    1. The screen now shows the “Gallery” editing interface.
  5. In the “Title” text field, give your slideshow a title.
  6. You can use the “Body” area to write a description for your gallery if you wish.
  7. Add one or more images to the “What to show in the gallery” section using the “Add…” button and browsing the site tree to locate the photos you wish to use.
  8. Choose settings related to the appearance of your gallery.
  9. When you are finished, click the “Save” button.

How do I manage who can make changes to my area of the website?

Groups are used to control who has editing privileges to the various sections of the MIIS website. If you are the group manager, you can add or remove group members by visiting http://go.middlebury.edu/groups and logging in with your Exchange credentials. You can also turn over group manager privileges to someone else if needbe.

I have pages and pages of file uploads on my “Files (hidden)” page; is there a better way to organize these?

You can organize your file uploads in Drupal by creating subpages for your “Files (hidden)” page. Because these pages are subpages of a hidden page (the “Files” page), they will automatically be hidden from the navigation menu, too.

This is an example of a Files section that has been organized according to the types of file uploads:

How do I add a sidebar below the navigation menu in Drupal?

In order to create a navigation sidebar (the sidebar area located below the righthand navigation menu as shown above), you must first create a new subpage to house the sidebar content. To do this, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Navigate to the page or top-level page of a section where you would like to add the navigation sidebar.
  2. Once you are on the correct page, click on the “Settings” tab in the Edit Console.
  3. Choose “Add sub-page” from the Edit Console
  4. Create a new page using the following settings.
    • Page name: Sidebar Content
    • URL name: sidebar
    • Appearance < Menu appearance < Location on screen: text for right column

  5. When you are finished, click “Create sub-page” at the bottom. You have now created an empty page that you can populate with content to display in your sidebar.

Note: Sidebars will cascade down through the subpages of an entire section.

How do I insert a file using Drupal?

Note: you must first upload your file to the appropriate Files (hidden) area before you can insert it on a specific page. See this help article for additional instructions if you need to upload your file.

  1. Make sure you are logged on and in the editing interface for the content where you wish to insert the file.
  2. Click your text in the area you wish to add a file.
  3. Click the “Insert file upload” button. It’s the yellow folder icon, the 1st button in the 3rd row.Photo Upload Button
  4. When the “Insert file upload” console appears on your screen, use the links (starting with “Home”) and find the file on your Files page.
  5. Click the file you wish to insert.
    1. A new window appears.
  6. Use this screen to set the title and description you want associated with your file.
  7. When you’re done, click the “Insert” button.
    1. The window disappears, and the file now appears in the text area where you inserted the file.

  8. When you are finished editing the content, scroll down and click the “Save” button.
    1. The screen returns to “View” mode.

How do I use anchor links in Drupal?

You can link to a specific place or section on a page using anchor links. Inserting anchor links is similar to adding hyperlinks within your Drupal pages.

First you will need to identify the page section you would like to link to. Once you have located a spot, you can insert an anchor link using the “Insert/edit anchor” icon (it’s shaped like an anchor!) in the rich-text editor.

Name your anchor appropriately. The anchor name should be something short and easy to remember (you should also avoid using spaces or symbols in the anchor name). In the screenshot below, the anchor is named “A”.

Inserting an Anchor
Inserting an Anchor

Now you’re ready to create a link to the anchor you just made. To get the URL you can use to send people directly to your specific page section, add “#anchorname” to the end of a page URL.

How do I delete a page in Drupal?

Navigate to the page you want to delete. Then, in the Edit Console, click “Settings”.

In the new menu that appears, choose “Delete”.

Press the “Delete” button to move that page and any of its corresponding subpages to the Recycle bin.

How do I reorder items on a Drupal page?

In the Edit Console, click “Reorder”.

Click and drag the node titles to reorder the items contained on your page. When you are finished, click “Save configuration” at the bottom of the page.

How do I reorder pages in my Drupal navigation menu?

Navigate to the section where you wish to reorder the navigation menu.

Then, in the Edit Console, click “Settings”.

From the new menu that appears, select “Reorder menu”.

Click and drag page names to reorder them. When you are finished, click “Save configuration” at the bottom of the page.

How do I hide or unhide pages from my Drupal navigation menus?

  1. Make sure you are logged in to Drupal.
  2. Navigate to the page you wish to hide or unhide from the navigation menu.
  3. Click “Settings” in the Edit Console in the upper lefthand corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll down to “Appearance” and click to expand the menu.
  5. Click “Menu & Layout” to expand the menu.
  6. Check or uncheck the box next to “Don’t show this page in the menu.”
Drupal settings menu
Drupal settings menu


7.In order to create a log-in for a page for current students, faculty, and/or staff, simply uncheck the “read” box under everyone:


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