All Drupal sites will have a Basic Page content type. Most of the pages in the site navigation will be Basic Pages. It’s a generic template for entering singular content like the About Page.
Most sites will have types of content that perform specific functions, called Content Types. They allow us to make automated list views, associate content with other types of content, and filter the content by various categories, etc. Article about the magic of content types. Typical examples include:
- Homepage Feature
- Image Gallery
To Create a New Piece of Content
The steps to create all the content types are the same. Simply click the link to “Create” the kind of content you want in the Dashboard or from the Menu at the top of the page click “Add Content” and then select the type of content.
Before you hit Save, select the Status for your draft in the Revision Information section. If you are a Content Administrator you can go directly to the Published Status or keep the content in the Draft (current) Status to continue working on later. You may also set it to the Needs Review Status in order to bring it to the attention of another editor.
If you have the user access role of Content Administrator, you may want to consider the URL path address and menu settings.
Editing content that already exists is a little different.