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Drupal Training 102 - Drupal for Section Editors

Drupal Training 102 is for those intending on being a section editor (or above) in the Drupal build designed by the School of Nursing.

In these videos, we'll go over how to approve or reject changes made by content creators, how to manage your section’s menus, and other rights and responsibilities of being a section editor.

Drupal Training 101 is a prerequisite for these videos.

1. The role of Section Editors

The School of Nursing’s CMS operates in a very distributed fashion. Because of this, section editors play a crucial role in keeping their section of the site up to date, updating who is a content creator for their section, and communicating with the site editor and Drupal admins.

  • Drupal for Section Editors (Duration: 02:36)
    Introduction to what section editors are, their principal duties, and what we’ll be covering in these videos.

2. Approving and Rejecting Changes

Picking up from where we left off in Drupal Training 101, in this topic, we will cover how to approve and reject changes submitted by content creators in your section.

  • Content control (review) (Duration: 04:24)
    Before we go into the mechanics of approving and rejecting changes, we’ll review in more detail how content control works in Drupal and the role section editors play in the process.
  • Approving new content (Duration: 06:44)
    Learn how to approve and reject new content in Drupal.
  • Approving existing content (Duration: 10:22)
    Learn how to approve changes to content that’s already been made live. We’ll look at revision moderation and Drupal’s “infinite undo/redo” feature.
  • Notification settings (Duration: 05:15)
    We’ll take a look at some of the notification options you have available to you as an editor in Drupal.

3. Editing Side Menus

Section editors in Drupal have the ability to edit menus that pertain to their section of the site. In this topic, we’ll cover how to request a side menu, add to and edit the menu, and some tips and tricks when working with menu items.

  • Managing side menus (Duration: 05:57)
    Learn how to request, find, and manage your side menus in Drupal. 
  • Adding menu items (Duration: 08:15)
    In this video, we’ll go over how to add links—known as “menu items” in Drupal parlence—to your menu.
  • Working with menu subitems in Drupal (Duration: 08:22)
    Drupal allows you to nest menu items—that is, create subitems. In this video, we’ll explore how that works in Drupal and what options are available to you.
  • Editing and deleting menu items (Duration: 02:02)
    We’ll cover how to edit and remove already existing menu items in Drupal.
  • Inline menu editing (Duration: 06:12)
    Just as you can create supporting content while you are creating a web page, what we termed “inline content creation” in Drupal Training 101, you can also create and edit menu items while creating or editing a web page. In this video, we’ll cover inline menu editing.
  • Disabling menu items (Duration: 05:11)
    We touched on disabling a menu item in the previous videos, but didn’t really explain why or how this feature is used in Drupal. In this video, we’ll cover some of the most common reasons why editors disable, rather than delete, menu items.
  • Nesting menu subitems (Duration: 01:39)
    In this video, we discuss some of the limitations of “nesting” subitems in Drupal.

4. Managing Your Content Creator Group

In addition to section editors, your section of the site likely has content creators. In this topic, we’ll go over how to manage who is a content creator in your section using the UW’s Group Service.

  • Introduction to the UW Groups Service (Duration: 02:01)
    Drupal uses the UW Groups Service for managing roles. This presentation will give a brief introduction to what the UW Groups Service is and how it integrates with Drupal.
  • Using the UW Groups Service (Duration: 06:13)
    In this video, we’ll just go through briefly how to find your content creator groups and how to add and remove NetIDs in those groups.

UW Groups Service home page