Learn the intermediate content types of KU's content management system (CMS), Drupal. This course expands on the CMS Essentials course with hands-on practice adding more intermediate content types to the site and working with blocks.
You should have attended the CMS Essentials course prior to taking the CMS Intermediate course. A basic understanding of working with HTML source code can be helpful but is not necessary.
In this hands-on workshop, you'll act as an editor in a sandbox website and be guided through the more intermediate content types such as Person Profile, Image Slide/Gallery, and working with Blocks. We will also have some refresher on creating the general content pages that are covered in the CMS Essentials course.
For this course, you will need your KU Online ID and password to sign in to the lab computer.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Edit staff and faculty contact information included in Person Profile pages
- Add and remove slideshow gallery images
- Navigate to and from the source code as needed
- Add blocks to various areas of the site
- One hour of practice
- 30 minutes Q/A
- Refresher of CMS Essentials topics
- Intermediate content types
- What are they?
- Adding and editing the homepage
- Adding and editing Person Profile
- Using short-code
- The option of Faculty PRO if Department is using it
- Adding and editing Image Slide/Gallery
- Using short-code - Adding the slideshow to a page
- Tags - Adding images to the slideshow
- Working with blocks
- Adding and editing blocks
- Content Block vs. Sidebar
- Using short-code to add a block to a page
- Editing address info in the footer of the site
- Open Q/A