This level of user is someone who is brand new to a system, or someone who may be hesitant/nervous about using technology, in general.

Can I restrict access to certain pieces of content in my site?

Yes, there are different ways to restrict content access, but it depends on what kind of restrictions you want to place and on whom you wish to place those restrictions.

Node Restriction

The most straightforward way of restricting content access to your audience is to unpublish a node.

Make Your Group Content Private

Walks the OSU Drupal 7 user, step-by-step, through how to make group content private.

Where can I find out more about OSU Drupal 7?

Drupal 7 is still fairly new for us, so our documentation for it is still fairly scarce.  Please stay tuned for regular additions here on this site in either of the following spots:

How do I create a node in OSU Drupal 7?

  1. Go to Admin menu > Content > Add content > Desired node type.
  2. Title field = enter the desired title for your node - add this required data, at a minimum.
  3. Please note that there are different node types, and that each node type may have additional fields. Enter data in any other fields that apply.
  4. Click the Save button.



How do I add Feature Stories in OSU Drupal 7?

Before creating your Feature story content, you'll want to ensure that you have the media to do so.  For a full-page width story, the Feature story content type requires an image that is at least 1200 pixels wide and 564 pixels tall.

After acquiring the desired media, in the necessary format, follow these steps:

What is the Audience Menu in OSU Drupal?

The Audience Menu is intended to help your users find focus on your site. Rather than sifting through all of your pages, they can click on a category, whether it be staff, student, or a specific department, and find information directly related to that category.

What is the Main Menu in OSU Drupal?

The Main menu should be used to separate the content on the site into easily navigable categories. This helps users find what they are looking for quickly and painlessly.

Typically the main menu is used to divide up the main branches of an organization.  For example, an academic organization might have a main menu layout that looks something like:

Home    About    Programs/Schools    Research    Directory   Events   Contact Us

What is a Highlight feature?

The Highlight feature is used to promote a popular section, page, or resource.  All default roles are permitted to create this content.

This feature includes the following:

What is the Feature Story feature?

The Feature Story feature is used to display important stories on the front page of your website that you want to draw the users attention to.

This feature is widely used throughout all of Oregon State University, and is commonly present on college and other high profile sites.

The Feature Story feature includes the following: