Add New Content Type: Settings

  1. Log into your Drupal site as a site administrator
  2. Go to Structure -> Content Types
  3. Click on + Add content type
  4. Here you will be able to give your content type a name.  For the purposes of this exercise, we will be calling it "Visiting Lecturers"
  5. It is recommended to then add a Description to your new content type, but not required.  These can be very helpful to users who are not familar with your site.

    Name and Description fields

  6. Below the Description field, you will notice some vertical tabs beginning with Submission form settings.  Here you can rename your Title field label (not recommended) and set if you want to have preview optional, required, or not at all before submitting.

    Submission form settings

  7. Next is the Publishing options tab.  Here we have a number of choices on how you want the default publishing options to work.  By default the following are checked, "Published" and "This is the homepage for the site."  Both of these options are not recommended for your custom content type.  We will want to save our page as a draft and not have it published by default and we certainly do not want this to overwrite our homepage upon submission either.  Instead, we want to save revisions of our page and enable moderation of those revisions (so we can roll it back to a previous version if need be). Finally, we will set the default moderation state to "Draft."

    Publishing options

  8. In the Display settings tab, uncheck the "Display author and date information."
  9. In the Comment settings tab, we will prevent users of having the ability of commenting on these pages.  Therefore, we will be setting the Default comment setting for new content to Closed.

    Comment settings

  10. In the Compare revisions tab, leave the default selections as they are.  We want to be able to compare various versions of the page against itself.
  11. In the Menu settings tab, we can set the default location of these pages within your menu structure.  For the purposes of this exercise, we already have a top level navigation item called "Visiting Lecturers" and we would like all new content built with this content type to automatically be a child of that menu item.  To do that we make sure that Main menu is checked and then select Visiting Lecturers in the Default parent item drop down menu.


  12. In the XML sitemap tab, it defaults to "Excluded."  What this means is that the pages created using this content type will not be added to your sitemap that you have submitted to Google.  In this instance, we want it included and have the priority set to normal.

    XML sitemap

  13. The final tab is the Scheduler.  Here you can enable it so that your users can schedule dates and times for when this particular page will be published or unpublished.  We are not going to enable either this for this content type.
  14. Now that we have all the settings the way we want them, click on the Save and add fields button and we will begin to add fields to our content type.

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