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.

Basic Page Content Type

Provides the OSU Drupal 7 user with an overview of the Basic Page content type.

Article Content Type

Provides the OSU Drupal 7 user with an overview of the Article content type.

What is an Article content type?

The Article content type is an easy-to-use, generic Drupal core content type.

Use this content type for things such as news articles.

For more information on working with this content type, please see our Article Content Type technical article.

What is a Basic Page content type?

A Basic page content type is a default, Drupal core content type that is intended for static content (content that doesn't change automatically).

Typically the Basic page node type is used to create clear distinctions or "sections" in a site, such as an About page or an overview of a sub-section of a site.

What is a Feed content type?

Before you begin: Live Feeds produces blocks, which must be enabled in layouts. Working with blocks requires an architect level role.

The Feed content type is part of the Live Feeds module, a custom module developed by Web Services.

The Feed content type provides easy integration with several standard OSU feeds:

What is a Webform content type?

Webform is a module which makes it easy to create forms in Drupal. Using Webform you can create sophisticated forms without the need for any coding.

The Webform module provides the Webform content type.  This content type is quite a bit different from other content types, as it has a fairly extensive set of widgets you can use to create forms that an external user can fill out.  You can use Webform to create sophisticated "Contact Us" forms, questionairres, or feedback forms, just to name a few.

What is a Video content type?

The Video content type is a content type that is bundled in the Video Carousel with Lightbox feature.

This content type is is used for displaying embedded, third-party video, either from an outside source like YouTube or an OSU affiliated source like MediaSpace.

The video that is embedded in these nodes is displayed in a nicely styled group of carousel blocks.  When a frame in the carousel is clicked on, the video opens up in a lightbox overlay and plays.

How can I optimize my images for web use?

The web's requirements for images are vastly different than those for print media.  When using images on the web, there are quite a few things to consider.  Most importantly, the properties to consider are: resolution, dimensions, and format.


Today's digital cameras, even the less expensive ones, are capable of creating exceptionally high resolution images.  This is great for print media, but it can actually be detrimental for web publications.

What are categories?

Categorization is a common theme in content management systems.  While the term may change slightly from system to system, the ability to group content based on some similar concept or feature is, at the heart of it all, what a CMS is all about.

Some different examples of how categorization is achieved in various content management systems include:

What are content tags used for?

A content tag, in content management system application, is a term or phrase that is added to a web publication that relates the specific publication to others that are similarly tagged within the system. 

The terms content tag (or tag) and keyword are often used interchangably, but there are differences between the two.