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5. Content Types

Once you have logged in, you're ready to start editing existing and posting new content.

At the top of your personal menu, you should find link called ‘Add content’ (if it is not in your personal menu, you may find it in the black toolbar across the top of the screen, if it is enabled for your account, in which it is under ‘Content’ -> ‘Add content’). Click this and you'll see a list of the types of content you can create. This list reflects the privileges assigned to your user account or to the group (‘role’) your account is part of.

There are several contributed modules which can assist with more complex content creation within this framework, such as events, polls, embedding of files and more.

There are several types of content that may be available on your website (not all content types are available for all sites). In addition, with the use of Custom Content Kit (see below), your site developer can create customized content types for your site:

Blog Entry
Each user account is provided a Blog, somewhat like a diary in which they can post to the website.

Book Page
Book pages are a series of linked and hierarchical pages.

Page (a default content type)
These are single pages, that can have a link from the main menu and contain regular content. They may contain documents, images or just regular text.

Article (a default content type)
Articles (D7 version of Stories) can be displayed on individual pages, like a 'Page', but can also be displayed as a tabled list of story titles sorted by topic or date, i.e. 'New Articles'.

Forum
Create discussion forums. A single forum can contain any number of topics. Forum Containers can contain groups of topics.

Webform
A webform is an online form that users can submit to the website. An example includes a feedback form.

Creating Custom Content Types
Administrators can also create customized content types, including forms, special article types and so on, to suit your organizations needs and make it easier to organize your site.  To create a content type, go to ‘Structure’ -> ‘Content types’ -> ‘Add content type’ (if you have the black toolbar enabled for your user account).

 

You can also create a block, and add text or images directly to it, and thus, will not fall under any of the above categories.