Basic Pages

Create a basic page

In the Admin toolbar, click on the Manage button, click on Add Content and click Basic Page

basic page creation button

  • Enter the Title (this is what will appear in large font at the top of the page).
  • Body is the main text of content.
  • Generate automatic URL alias (Permalink)
    Most times you want to let Drupal choose the automatic alias for the page. However, there are times when you want to specify a URL for a particular page. You can uncheck the “Generate automatic URL alias” box and enter your own custom URL. Be sure to avoid special characters when choosing a URL.
  • Featured image:
    Click "Browse" to add a featured image on this page. 
  • Menu options:
    Select "Provide a menu link" if you would like to add this new page to the site's menu. Be sure to select the parent page which this new page will become a child of.
  • Authoring information:
    Contains content creator user and date/time of when the content was created.

Click Save (to continue working on the content later) or Publish (to publish the content directly online).

Save button with arrow image

Note: If you are impatient, hurried, or accidental, and click Save or Publish twice for a node (basic page, news, event, etc.) the Drupal system will create a duplicate of that node.The solution for duplicates is simply to delete one of them. Keep calm, slow down the clicking, and delete duplicates.


To edit a basic page

If the page has been published, navigate to the page and use the Edit tab

basic page editing


What is the difference between a basic page and a landing page?

Review the differences before editing as different pages are edited differently. If you don't see the edit tab, you are probably looking at a landing page.